I have been avoiding the whole Megan McCain verses right wing pundits war, (that she started), out of appreciation for her behavior during the 2008 election, which was above reproach. I thought she was a very poised young lady, and an asset to the Republican party, even if she only registered Republican after her dad became a candidate in the Presidential race.
But she has been grating on my nerves with her wrong headed attacks on Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and Laura Ingraham. She doesn’t like their blunt style, or their use of biting humor to make a point. She finds Coulter, in particular, to be “offensive, radical, insulting and confusing”. In other words, she doesn’t understand her.
The conflict escalated when Laura Ingraham took up for Ann Coulter, making this unfortunate quip:
“Do you think that anyone would be talking to you if you weren’t kind of cute and you weren’t the daughter of John McCain?” she asked, in her best Valley Girl accent. Speaking as Meghan McCain, she added: “ ‘OK, I was really hoping that I was going to get that role in the ‘Real World,’ but then I realized that, well, they don’t like plus-sized models.”
Not one of Ingraham’s finer moments, to be sure, and Megan rightly took offense.
But take a look at what she finds to be “the funniest thing she’s ever seen”.
She also finds the loathsome, anti-American, Republican-bashing British comedian, Russell Brand, “freaking hilarious”.
Pot meet kettle.
But this story, here, ( scroll down from Angie Harmon story) seems to confirm what many have been saying about her desire to fit in with the ‘cool kids.’ Ms. McCain recently appeared at Perez Hilton’s raunchy, star studded, Hollywood birthday bash:
Speaking of surprises, jaws dropped to the floor when Meghan McCain arrived — especially considering the world-famous gossip guru made several not-so-nice comments about mama Cindy’s “Stepford” existence and her daddy’s age in addition to retouching quite a few photos to show drool coming out of Mr. McCain’s mouth. Hmmm, so does Miss McCain have a hidden agenda in trying to get on Perez’s good side?
Coulter may have favored Hillary Clinton over Megan’s father…but at least she never retouched any photos of him.
Ms. McCain would do well to heed Michelle Malkin’s words:
Does the GOP need a new generation of conservatives who can defend our core values against the constant campus/media/Hollywood/effete European onslaught? Hell, yes.
Does the GOP need rudderless, self-defeating representatives who embrace pop culture demagogues on the Left while castigating the incivility of the “extreme Right?” Hell, no.
And sadly, as it stands, I no longer think of her as an asset to the Republican party.