Thursday, September 4, 2008

Excerpts of Mrs. McCain's Speech

Watching Cindy McCain stroke the hair of Gov. Sarah Palin's baby, it was apparent that Mrs. McCain is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She obviously loves children -- and her husband. She learned how to fly a plane to overcome her fear of flying, and then served as her husband's pilot when be first ran for statewide office, because she didn't want to miss the campaign. Here are excerpts from the prepared text of her remarks for this evening:

On Americans' duty to their country:"That duty is what brings me before you tonight. And it's much larger and more important than just me or John or any of us: It's the work of this great country calling us together - and there is no greater duty than that, no more essential task for our generation -- right now."

On John McCain's character: "It's going to take someone of unusual strength and character - someone exactly like my husband - to lead us through the reefs and currents that lie ahead. I know John. You can trust his hand at the wheel."

On John McCain leading by example:"Forgiveness is not just a personal issue: it's why John led the effort to normalize relations with Vietnam retrieve the remains of our MIAs... to bring closure to both sides. That's leadership - national leadership. And it's leading by example."

Personal reflections on John McCain:"If Americans want straight talk and the plain truth they should take a good close look at John McCain...a man tested and true...who's never wavered in his devotion to our country...a man who's served in Washington without ever becoming a Washington insider...who always speaks the truth no matter what the cost...a man of judgment and character...a loyal and loving and true husband and a magnificent father!"

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