For the record: I called out Meghan McCain before it was cool

October 19, 2010

Kirsten Fleming and I were ahead of our time. We knew Meghan McCain was an idiot. We knew she her faux hipster rebel attitude was toxic to the Republican Party… Hell we knew she wasn’t even a Republican.

Now others are jumping on the girl with d cups and a pea brain.

First it was Hot Air posting a video of George Will taking Meghan to task

Two key moments. The first comes at around 2:45, when MegMac lays into Christine O’Donnell. The other starts at around 7:35 and runs through 9:30, when Will replies to her point that the tea party is “intolerant” and losing younger voters rapidly. In fact, it’s The One who’s lost 16 points among college students since last year; tea partiers do skew older demographically, but if the movement was as repugnant to young voters as Meg seems to think, the Democrats shouldn’t be having trouble motivating them to turn out next month.

This got the attention of the Weekly Standard’s Mary Katharine Ham via twitter, who took to McCain bashing too.

Then Red State got involved

Cheri Jacobus at The Hill put out this piece:

The spawn of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is doing herself, her father and the GOP no favors. On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the 26-year-old Meghan McCain (R-or-D, of absolutely nothing) tore into Delaware’s GOP Senate nominee, Christine O’Donnell, sharing with a national television audience that “in my group of friends, it turns people off because she’s seen as a nut-job.” In truth, many Republicans share that view, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. But why is it that we are listening to a 26-year-old with no political or professional accomplishments of her own?

Meghan McCain is certainly entitled to her own opinion, but for a major network like ABC to be providing this forum for her should raise questions, along with eyebrows. The Sunday morning shows have historically and traditionally been reserved for serious, experienced, proven political and policy experts and journalists with credibility whom viewers can trust. Please tell us why the musings of a young woman with no accomplishments or experience of her own, other than sitting on the Straight Talk Express between her parents, warrants a spot on the serious political news shows.

By Jacobus’ standards, or that of ABC’s This Week, I should be on television sharing my views. But I think I have more political experience that MegMac but my last name isn’t tied to a twice defeated RINO presidential candidate. So thanks for the endorsement, I’m waiting for ABC to call.

Meghan McCain has never held a job and is sitting at the table on Sunday morning with the serious grown-ups, slamming O’Donnell for not having enough job experience.  I guess you could say Meghan has no real history, not real success in any kind of business and that it’s a bit of a problem when one day you can just wake up and find yourself on “This Week” chatting as an “equal” with Christiane Amanpour, George Will, et al. Is ABC doing this for ratings? Is it to invite gawkers? Or is it to try to paint the entire GOP with such silliness and make America believe silly young things represent the entire party?

How will O’Donnell ever respond to such insurmountable intellectual vigor?


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