Campaign Hazards: Cindy Sprains Wrist Shaking Hands

Supporter exacerbates existing condition
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2008 5:22 PM CDT
Cindy McCain wife of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen with her arm in a sling during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, in Birmingham, Mich.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Cindy McCain ended up with a mild wrist sprain today after an overeager supporter shook her hand with a little too much vigor at a fundraiser, the Washington Post reports. McCain ended up in a Michigan hospital for X-rays and is now wearing an arm sling that should cut down on her handshake duties. She's had previous trouble with the wrist—in fact, she broke it while shaking hands on the campaign trail in 2000.