Cindy McCain, Laura Bush Visit La. GOP Delegates
First Lady takes up campaign as Gustav idles delegates
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2008 3:37 PM CDT
Laura Bush and Cindy McCain pay a visit to members of the Louisiana delegation to the Republican National Convention at their hotel Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 in Brooklyn Center, Minn.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – With most Republican convention events postponed due to Gustav, Laura Bush and Cindy McCain made the case for the Republican ticket, the Chicago Tribune reports. At a breakfast meeting for the Louisiana delegation today, the first lady praised John McCain’s experience and engagement with foreign policy, and Cindy McCain said she was "extremely proud of his pick for vice president."

"I'm so happy,” echoed Laura Bush, “because I'm actually going to have the chance to vote for a Republican woman this time.” Cindy also praised her husband’s disaster preparedness: "I know that we have watched John, particularly this week, exhibit the kind of leadership, honor and integrity that it takes to make a fine president."