cindy meghan mccain 2 Cindy McCain on Sarah Palin's presidential run: 'I'm for more women in politics'John McCain‘s wife Cindy McCain flew to LA from Phoenix Thursday (Oct 7) to join her daughter Meghan McCain, who was hosting Express and Elle magazine’s 25 at 25 bash, celebrating 25 accomplished women on the mag’s 25th anniversary in the new issue.

The Dish Rag chatted with Cindy, elegant in a white Escada pantsuit, how she felt about her husband’s former running mate Sarah Palin  (whom many pundits blame for McCain’s bitter loss in 2008) possibly running for president in 2012.

OK, so her reply is not exactly a ringing endorsement. But it is very politically polite. We could see Cindy voting for Sarah in a pig with lipstick’s eye.

And because Cindy is a supporter of gay marriage and of the NOH8 organization, we wanted to know how she feels about the outcry over the suicides of gay teens, the result of bullying.  

]]>On Palin’s presidential aspirations:  “You know, whatever Sarah decides to do is up to Sarah. She will be good at whatever she chooses to do. I’m just glad it’s a woman. I’m for more women in politics on both sides of the aisles. I think women make for a better world. I’m really excited about the options in California. We’re following these races very closely.  Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina are great friends and I hope they are successful. cindy mccain no8 Cindy McCain on Sarah Palin's presidential run: 'I'm for more women in politics'
On the furor over gay teen suicides:  “Unfortunately, a terrible tragedy occurred but there was something learned from it. It’s been a bit of an awakening, I hope. It is time for people around the globe and around our country to stop hate. There is no room for hate on any aspect and on any level. What brought me to it (the NOH8 organization) was the issue of adoption. Enough. There is no room for hate. There are too many other things to worry about.”

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead