Cindy McCain Asks Disaster Help for Gustav Victims

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Cindy McCain has taken the stage at the
Republican National Convention to urge support for people caught up
in Hurricane Gustav.

McCain was the warm-up act for her husband, John, who was ready
to come to the floor and accept his party's presidential

Before speaking, she introduced their seven children to the cheering delegates. McCain's wife then told of ``stirring stories'' she has heard of people helping people in bad times. She said more could be done ``if only the federal government would get itself under control and out of our way.''

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