Sneak Preview: Katie's Interview With Cindy McCain

Earlier today in St. Paul, Katie got a chance to talk one-on-one with John McCain's wife, Cindy. Discussed: the VP vetting process, whether Joe Lieberman would have made a good running mate and how Cindy disagrees with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on certain issues. You'll see more of the interview on the CBS Evening News and our prime-time coverage beginning at 10 p.m. ET. For now, just a taste:
Katie Couric: Some, even Republicans, seems surprised that Sen. McCain picked a running mate who opposes abortion even in the cases of rape and incest – and believes creationism should be taught in schools. And I'm just curious, do you believe, or do you agree with that?

Cindy McCain: What I agree with is the fact that she is a social conservative, she is a reform minded woman, she is someone that will shake … Washington up, which is exactly what we wanna do. We differ on many issues; we differ with, across the board with people. We don't have to agree on every issue.

Couric: Abortion has suddenly become, again, a hot button issue, because of her …

McCain: I think to you all it has.

Couric: Well, I think probably, at least, it's reported that a lot of people are now talking about this. Where do you stand on abortion?

McCain: I'm pro-life, I'm on the record as being pro-life, like my husband.

Couric: So, do you oppose it even in the cases of rape and incest?

McCain: No.

Couric: No? So, that's where you two differ.

McCain: Uh-huh.
  • Christine Lagorio

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