02/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cindy McCain "Dancing With The Stars" Appearance Nixed By John

Page Six reports that Cindy McCain nearly became a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars" -- but the idea was nixed by John McCain, which they describe as "an even worse decision" than choosing Sarah Palin for his running mate.

"Our impeccably placed source says, 'Just before Thanksgiving, Cindy McCain started talks with producers to appear as a dancer on the show. She wanted to do it very badly,'" the paper reports. "'But this week, Sen. McCain 'put the kibosh on it.'"

Hillary Clinton was invited to join the "Dancing With The Stars" tour in early 2008. Dan Quayle declined to participate in the show later that year.