New York, Mar 27(ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has lauded Arizona Senator John McCain as one of the "finest public servants" in the United States.
Palin is currently in Tucson, Arizona, to lend her star power among fellow conservatives to McCain in his tough Senate reelection campaign.
"As we traveled across the country, I got to know John McCain personally. He's a man of faith, a man of honor and most of all a man of the people. He's deeply devoted to his state; the patriotic, hard-working Arizonans who call it home; and the founding principles they hold dear," The Politico quoted Palin, as saying.
Palin recalled McCain's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and explained: "It was that kind of courage that makes John one of the finest public servants this country has ever known."
She further stressed that McCain, who was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 election, is a man of principle, who is not afraid to take tough positions.
"He is not worried about what's popular or partisan or personally advantageous. He's guided only by a desire to do what's right for the people he serves and the country he loves. That's the kind of leadership we need if we're going to turn today's challenges into tomorrow's opportunities," Palin said.
"In 2008, I firmly believed that John McCain was the right man for America. Today, I know he's the right man for Arizona. Your state deserves more than rhetoric; you deserve a leader with a real record of accomplishment," she added. (ANI)