MIKE GALLAGHER: It’s an honor and a privilege to welcome to our show U.S. Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, a man I hope we can call President Elect in a couple of months, John McCain joins us here on the Mike Gallagher Show, Senator McCain how are you sir?
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: I’m fine Mike, thanks very much. Actually I’m exhilarated because of Sarah Palin’s…
GALLAGHER: What a night, what a night. I had a listener from Ohio who writes “Sarah Palin sliced and diced and did it with a smile; she hit it out of the park.” You have to be very pleased with your vice presidential running mates performance last night.
SEN. MCCAIN: I can’t tell you how pleased I am and when you see Sarah Palin unfiltered Americans are really enthusiastic. I just can’t tell you how she really, with her overall disposition and optimism and kind of the thing that America needs now. The spirit and the entrepreneurship and good government that she has represented, I couldn’t be happier and now I’ve got to do as good a job next Tuesday and that’s a tall order.
GALLAGHER: she raised the bar on you all of a sudden
SEN. MCCAIN: Sure did
GALLAGHER: But she is the real deal isn’t she. I mean, that’s the format that’s the medium that was an environment last night where you don’t have Katie Couric trying to play gotcha and list how many newspapers she reads in the morning or recite a bunch of Supreme Court decisions, I mean this is the kind of stuff that Americans are yearning for isn’t it?
SEN. MCCAIN: Exactly, and with respect to the media people, she may not know every single issue in the detail that Joe Biden does, after all he’s been there for about 35 years, but I can also assure that she doesn’t think that Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not address the nation over television. She knows that were gonna have to build some more coal fired plants in American the key is to get the clean coal technology and invest and get that going. She knows what necessary to create jobs. I can’t be more proud of her and the job that she has done and Mike I hope you can get to some of our town hall meetings because the kind of excitement that she ignites, frankly I have not seen before in American politics, and I don’t know how many tens of millions of Americans saw her last night, but now they know why.