I learned the hard way that not only do you not have to be superwoman, but it's better not to be and not to try to be. What I would like to be is just a good person - someone who tries her best and puts her best foot forward.

— Cindy McCain

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I just want to be who I am. I think all women go through the belief that they need to be superwoman - that to be successful in any way, and I don't necessarily mean in business or anything, but just to be a successful person, you have to be superwoman.

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The strength of women and women's rights around the world are especially important because that affects children and families. And the cascade effect is remarkable.

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Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens.

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I brought home a baby without telling [husband John McCain], and he not only took it in stride but loved it, immediately embracing Bridget, who shares John's very dry sense of humor, so she and her dad do pretty well together. If I hadn't taken Bridget out, I think she would have become a prostitute or worse, died.

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I have very distinct things that I like.

I have very distinct opinions. Just because I choose to be a little less overt out on the campaign [trail] doesn't mean I'm anything less than very opinionated and very intelligent.

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I would feel safe with my husband as president.

I think Barack Obama is a fine man. I think Michelle Obama is a fine woman. This is about who would be better and I think my husband would be better.

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The secret to a happy marriage is patience and honesty.

I really mean that. You have to be patient, you have to be open, and you also have to be available for criticism, too.

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Gweneth Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her.

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My husband is absolutely opposed to any negative campaigning at all.

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Having a strong father, I wanted an older man.

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BlackBerrys are a wonderful tool. I'm very tenacious about keeping up with my kids, as they are with me.

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I think security is a big issue for people.

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About Cindy McCain

Quotes 25 sayings
Profession Businesswoman
Birthday May 20, 1954

I think it's a right that every American parent should have - choice and competition in education, and choice in schools are most important to me.

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I would continue to do the things that I do.

I'd get into the field and work, and be an example to other people that you can't rely on the government to be the answer to everything.

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I believe in the great spirit and intelligence of Americans.

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My husband's the first one to say, "This is not the end of the world.

" We're doing what we want to do - what we have chosen to do - and we know the risks involved.

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If you really want to see change, and have change, you're going to have to get involved.

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In everything I do, my children come first, and my husband.

I just think it's so important to maintain family stability.

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As a mother, I - like everyone else - have to fill my gas tank in my car.

I have to feed my family. I have to be able to make sure that I can keep a roof over their heads and, with things escalating the way they are, it's very difficult. People are losing their homes.

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I think Americans are good-hearted, open-minded people and race doesn't enter into this - at all.

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I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part of it. But I stand by my husband's stance on DADT.

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The only way to get around Arizona is by small private plane.

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I did learn a great deal about my husband but I also learned something about myself: I made a wise choice. I think he's a good man.

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I rely on some words that actually my husband said to me.

He jokes about saying, "You know it's only darkest before it's totally black!" Even in my darkest hour - and my darkest hour was probably when I lost both my parents - I look to him and I see what he has endured, what he has overcome, what he is doing with his life, and just how he's lived his life.

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