Potential "First Dude" Todd Palin Speaks at Cindy McCain Tribute

ABC News' Jennifer Duck Reports: You might say Todd Palin was part of the First Wives Club today at the Minneapolis Hilton in "a Tribute to Cindy McCain."  Elisabeth Hasselbeck of "The View" was MC at the luncheon and introduced Cindy McCain and Todd Palin as "the next First Lady and future first Second Man."

Hasselbeck added, "You better get your game face on because America fell in love with your wife last night."

Palin, who is new to the national spotlight, explained in a soft spoken tone that the experience is "unbelievable" and said with a smile, "Is it just me or do things move quick around here? Just a few nights ago I was on the north slope working the night shift and here I am today."

"I don't have to tell you that the Palin family has had quite a week," Palin added. "You never know what the future has in store for you."

"I should've asked a few more questions when Sarah joined the PTA," Palin joked. "When my wife starts talking about reform, corruption and making government work for the American people, it's best to just move out of the way."

Cindy McCain said she was "proud" of her husband's choice in a running mate.  “She is a dynamo!”

"She is tough, tenacious, and takes on the establishment," the potential First Lady said. "She is someone who understands you don't have to be a Washingtonian to do good in government."

McCain also joked it was nice not having to worry about wearing the same outfit as the VP nominee's spouse.

The Governor of Alaska's husband has said in the past he prefers the title "First Dude." And if the Republican's win the White House it's possible he would change that title to "Second Dude."

Although Former President Bill Clinton liked to refer to himself as "the First Lad" when his wife was campaigning for the Oval Office, Todd Palin would be the first male to play the role of White House spouse.

Gov. Sarah Palin described her husband Wednesday night as "a story all by himself."

"He's a lifelong commercial fisherman, a production operator in the oil fields of Alaska's North Slope, a proud member of the United Steel Workers' Union, and world champion snow machine racer," Palin said in her address to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night.

"We met in high school, and two decades and five children later he's still my guy."

A hot topic of conversation has been the amount of time Gov. Palin would have for her five children, and soon-to-be grandchild, if the Republicans win the presidential race.

McCain advisor Carly Fiorina hit this topic head-on at the beginning of the light-hearted luncheon.

"I have been both incredibly proud and outraged to have to defend Sarah Palin against the sexist attacks by the media," Fiorina said. "We women, we’ve all been there and we all recognize it and we need to stand up and say it for what it is."

Other speakers and performers at the luncheon included country singer Clay Walker and actor John Voight.

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