Skip to comments.Meghan McCain: ‘Would Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’ If Dad Had Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum
Posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Meghan McCain is a person who gets paid to think and say intelligent things about politics on cable news. The daughter of Sen. John McCain, who before joining MSNBC was famous for tweeting a provocative photo of her breasts, joined Lawrence ODonnell last night to discuss her fathers endorsement of Mitt Romney. Other than stating the obvious about Romney ([his sons] are just perfect and beautiful) she took the time to call someone else a moron namely, Rick Santorum who, had Sen. McCain endorsed him, I mean, Id be, like, slitting my wrists over it.
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ODonnell began by noting that it was bizarre that Sen. McCain would endorse Romney because he hates Mitt Romney, but he probably hates Santorum more. Santorum is a moron, contributed McCain, which amused ODonnell because I love hearing Republicans calling Republicans morons. She then tried to say My dad really like Mitt Romney with a straight face, for which ODonnell mocked her. So she tried to explain how much worse any other alternative would be: If he wouldve endorsed Santorum, I mean, I would be, like, slitting my wrists.
The conversation went on, as McCain took a subtle dig at other previous Republican candidates that have not endorsed (hello Sarah Palin!) by saying that it lacks courage to not endorse. She went on to explain that she believed Sen. McCain could win governor of New Hampshire today if he chose to run (?) and what people think about losing candidates is their prerogative. She then went on to corroborate her love of Mitt Romney by admitting to stealing his yard signs and being obsessed with their sons, theyre just perfect and beautiful unlike the prestigious McCain family, that counts among them one of the most powerful men in the Senate but are, apparently, just a tattooed bunch of drinkers.
Meghan McCains quest for acceptance in punditry has, unfortunately for those who acknowledge her shortcomings, the built in invulnerability of gaining strength from criticism, in the unhealthiest way. By virtue treating her on equal footing with people who have earned the right to a place in the public discourse, McCain wins. And for a long time, McCain has benefited from the unavoidable reality that, youth notwithstanding, she is simply not in the same intellectual league as her contemporaries on both the left (Ezra Klein, Chris Hayes) and the right (Andrea Tantaros, Mary Katharine Ham). Half out of pity and half out of, perhaps, having better things to do, it has been a hallmark of media criticism of McCain that it is tailored to her levels of comprehension and apparent sensitivity and thus much milder than her actual statements deserve. When she has been attacked harshly, it has not been for the waste of time and energy that she represents in the public consciousness, but for entirely unfair and superficial reasons, and those that called out Glenn Beck, among others, for ignoring her words and resorting to cruelty have been correct.
And so to actually sit down and analyze why comments like [Mitt Romney]s son are perfect and beautiful and I mean, I would, like, slit my wrists are not actually political insights that should be on any respected political venue is, at the very least, a tedious endeavor. Simply put, theres a reason why ODonnell talks down to McCain in a way that he did not even do when he had a high school girl on the program explain why she thought Rep. Michele Bachmann was dumb. No one ever leaves a Meghan McCain column or a segment on cable news thinking, wow, I hadnt thought of that or Im glad I took the time to figure out what this woman is thinking. Those on the left may leave a McCain appearance or column with a chuckle, as she confirms many patronizing stereotypes about the right perhaps this is what makes her a perfect fit on MSNBC. Say what you will about polemics on both sides of the aisle from Rachel Maddow to Sean Hannity every extreme and eye-catching comment they make is balanced by an insight into their worldview that reminds the viewer they are worthy of their place in primetime. The same can be said of McCains contemporaries so as to control for the fact that it is unfair to compare commentators that have decades of experience on McCain with her. For every silly, off-the-record email or outlandishly out-of-nowhere attack on ideological parties that are later proven correct, theres the sense of passion for knowledge and simple intellectual effort that is sorely lacking from the McCain experience, and as long as that fact is ignored by those whose hearts are softened by such political laziness, shell be ready for the airwaves, prepping to call someone else a moron.
The segment via MSNBC below:
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Meghan McCain: living proof that chickens aren’t the only vertebrates that can survive with their heads cut off.
If that's what she really gets paid to do, she couldn't make enough to buy a thimble to fit her brain in.
The acorn does not fall far from the tree
You have to admit, she is an expert on morons.
PRay for America
She and Margaret Hoover are a real pair - “sisters from a different mister”.
..Maybe she can emigrate to France and take the maverick
You got that right!
I’m just smiling knowing I’m not the guy who’s going to marry her. What a little harpy fascist.
Meghan Mac the Knife.
I’m chuckling, secretly hoping that Juan McCain decides he made a mistake and then endorses Santorum. Slit wrists aren’t pretty, but, ...............
Now I REALLY wish her dad endorsed Santorum.
Don’t slit your wrists Meghan, no one wants to clean all the Hershey’s syrup that would flow forth.
You're gonna need a bigger pole...
Maybe she’ll go online and flash her ta-ta’s again
oh wait, already did that