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John McCain's Daughter Meghan Calls Obama 'Cute,' Says Her Dad Is Hip To Young Voters
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Posted on 01/08/2008 1:27:21 PM PST by hotdog777

Meghan McCain and the two girlfriends with whom she publishes the online journal McCain Blogette aren't quite the Boys on the Bus, the group of heavy-handed political reporters who were the subject of a book by the same name after they tagged along with candidates during the 1972 presidential campaign.

She, for one, isn't a journalist, but rather the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain, who is currently in New Hampshire attempting to win the Republican primary being held in the state on Tuesday (January 8).

And rather than loading up the Net with yet another wonky Web site or affixing it to her father's campaign, Meghan instead posts videos and personal entries sticking to what she knows best: herself, a 23-year-old recent Columbia University graduate, who just happens to have a dad with an interesting job.

The blog is independent from the campaign, which, according to Meghan, means she doesn't have to worry too much about advisers fretting over it.

"I don't know if there are any responsibilities other than, you know, don't wear your pajamas to a rally," she told MTV News with a laugh while her father was off in the distance giving a stump speech at a Concord event on Monday.

McCain the daughter has free reign to venture anywhere the elder McCain happens to be. Her posts are often behind-the-scenes portraits of her father getting peppered with makeup before a debate or of her and her mother giving a joint interview for a New Hampshire TV affiliate.

She doesn't stump for her father in particular on her site, but when asked to address her father's appeal with young voters, Meghan doesn't hesitate.

"I think my dad definitely has always consistently been a Republican that reaches out to young voters," she explained. "[So far] he's the only Republican ... that has done the [MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues.]"

"He's older, but he doesn't act old," Meghan continued. "He's full of energy. He really stays up to date on pop-culture issues, too."

In fact, to Meghan's surprise, she discovered one day that her dad was actually fond of a particular female rapper.

"People seem to think he only listens to really old music," she said. "But I was telling someone he really likes Lauryn Hill. I borrowed his car once in D.C., and I was like, looking through [his] CDs, and I was like, 'Oh, Lauryn Hill.'

Since her father has been down this road before — he won the New Hampshire primary in 2000 — Meghan understands the appeal of new candidates like Democratic Senator Barack Obama versus a steadfast politician like the elder McCain.

"I know he's not as sexy as Obama and interesting and young and fresh," she said. "But I definitely still think he has an appeal. It's not important to him [to be sexy]. I think Obama's cute, so ... I see why people are, just on a very superficial level, drawn to him."

But Meghan feels that it's her father who hits the right notes when it comes to the youth and that, ultimately, he resonates more with that voting bloc than his opponents do.

"His issues — global warming, the war — and he listens to young people and really takes an initiative," she added, "which I don't think a lot of politicians do."


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1 posted on 01/08/2008 1:27:24 PM PST by hotdog777
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To: hotdog777

So what?


2 posted on 01/08/2008 1:30:48 PM PST by DManA
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To: hotdog777
"Hey Obama, call me!"

3 posted on 01/08/2008 1:31:23 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: hotdog777
"His issues — global warming, the war — and he listens to young people and really takes an initiative," she added, "which I don't think a lot of politicians do."

Glad she loves her dad. Too bad she is blinded by that love.

4 posted on 01/08/2008 1:31:47 PM PST by MNJohnnie (If Republicans want to lose in a landslide, they should run John "Bob Dole Jr" McCain.)
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To: evets

She’s hot. Any bikini pictures?


5 posted on 01/08/2008 1:32:43 PM PST by Perdogg (Fred Thompson - John Bolton 2008)
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To: hotdog777

I keep seeing these comments about how handsome and dashing Obama is, but I think he looks like a goofy 13 year-old about to go on his first date.


6 posted on 01/08/2008 1:33:50 PM PST by Steve_Seattle (|)
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To: Perdogg

7 posted on 01/08/2008 1:34:24 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: hotdog777; shbox; nuke rocketeer


i'd hit it.
8 posted on 01/08/2008 1:35:48 PM PST by absolootezer0 (white male christian hetero married gun toting SUV driving motorcycle riding conservative smoker)
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To: Perdogg

Whatever. It is easy to look good when you are worth millions. Plastic surgery botox etc. Exception: Tory Spelling BOW WOW


9 posted on 01/08/2008 1:35:51 PM PST by lone star annie (Why are they so afraid of Duncan Hunter?)
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To: Perdogg

Careful she may not be so hot if you remove that wheelbarrow full of makeup. She obviously shares her mothers love of makeup.


10 posted on 01/08/2008 1:35:52 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: MNJohnnie

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Obama’s position on Iraq for us just to walk away on the verge of victory and let the whole Middle East degenerate into anarchy? Some nuanced position THAT is.


11 posted on 01/08/2008 1:35:53 PM PST by Steve_Seattle (|)
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To: evets

LOL - that post rules!


12 posted on 01/08/2008 1:36:31 PM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: hotdog777
[”. . . He really stays up to date on pop-culture issues, too.”]

The rank-and-file news media—many seem afflicted with arrested development—are slaves to fades and fashion just like college students. The best scenario would be for Obama to ride this wave long enough to knock Hillary off and then disintegrate in the general election once he comes under stronger scrutiny.

13 posted on 01/08/2008 1:38:30 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: hotdog777

Um, okay. In my opinion, he’s homely. His family is attractive, but Obama? Not at all. Well, he has nice teeth. But anyway...it’s so nice to have the information about what McCain’s daughter thinks of Obama’s looks. Personally I think if Dems were voting between Hill and Obam based on looks alone, she would win.


14 posted on 01/08/2008 1:38:41 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: evets

DAMN! She looks more like his granddaughter! ...Even great-granddaughter.


15 posted on 01/08/2008 1:40:02 PM PST by Ranger Drew
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To: Ranger Drew

16 posted on 01/08/2008 1:41:36 PM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: A. Morgan

ooops that’s Jenna Bush!!


17 posted on 01/08/2008 1:42:09 PM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: Ranger Drew

18 posted on 01/08/2008 1:43:44 PM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: evets

Definitely got her mom’s good looks...


19 posted on 01/08/2008 1:44:28 PM PST by RockinRight (Huck(abee, not the Freeper Huck) Sucks.)
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To: absolootezer0

Looks like that Judd girl.


20 posted on 01/08/2008 1:45:24 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Ranger Drew

21 posted on 01/08/2008 1:45:28 PM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: evets
Photobucket
22 posted on 01/08/2008 1:45:43 PM PST by JRios1968 (Don't mess with tigers, for you are crunchy and chewy...)
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To: hotdog777
Wow this site is slipping. It took 8 whole posts before someone said...

I'd hit it.
23 posted on 01/08/2008 1:46:47 PM PST by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: hotdog777
"He's full of energy. He really stays up to date on pop-culture issues, too."

He was hep when it was hip to be hep.

24 posted on 01/08/2008 1:47:09 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: absolootezer0

upside down
backwards
frontwards
horizontally
vertically
till I plumb give out.

it’d be the best 30 seconds of her life.


25 posted on 01/08/2008 1:47:13 PM PST by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: hotdog777

What’s that old coot doing with a 23 year old daughter? That’s tonyrandallish.


26 posted on 01/08/2008 1:49:04 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

I agree. He looks like a mummy with gigantic ears. We straight guys just aren’t “with it”, I guess.


27 posted on 01/08/2008 1:49:11 PM PST by Sterm26 (Death before Dhimmitude!)
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To: absolootezer0
I'd hit something else.


28 posted on 01/08/2008 1:51:57 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: absolootezer0
On the other hand.....

But I digress....

29 posted on 01/08/2008 1:53:45 PM PST by llevrok (Mrs Clinton - please call 1-800-lle-vrok for campaign advice. I want to help! Trust me.)
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To: hotdog777

John Edwards is shocked and deeply saddened.


30 posted on 01/08/2008 1:53:54 PM PST by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: hotdog777

The Horror: Megan McCain sucks the brains out a poor metal-mouthed black chick.

31 posted on 01/08/2008 1:55:33 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: llevrok

In all honesty......

If that was to present itself at last call....I probably would.

I am ashamed.


32 posted on 01/08/2008 1:56:32 PM PST by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: shbox
Clinton /McCain '08!

33 posted on 01/08/2008 1:58:13 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Perdogg

I think it’s really a dude, Perdogg.


34 posted on 01/08/2008 1:59:18 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: Sterm26

Barack doesn’t do it for me, either - Romney is handsome, Edwards is pretty - is that gay enough?


35 posted on 01/08/2008 2:00:04 PM PST by Baladas
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To: hotdog777

At least McCain lets his daughter talk to the media. Unlike Hitlery who wants Chelsea there to appeal to the young but refuses to let her even say a word to a child!


36 posted on 01/08/2008 2:02:01 PM PST by GatorGirl (Election 2008--It's all about the judges!!)
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To: dead

Now now, some of us started late; I am 50 with a 6 and 7 year old - they are keeping me young


37 posted on 01/08/2008 2:02:47 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: evets

Is that Jeremy Roenick?


38 posted on 01/08/2008 2:02:51 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: hotdog777

Yeah, dude, whenever I look at McCain, I think “hip”.

As in hip replacement surgery.


39 posted on 01/08/2008 2:04:19 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Steve_Seattle

I think he looks goofy too. But the women think otherwise. My wife likes him because he’s “handsome and has a great voice, and he gives a great speech”. I asked her what his policy ideas were and all I got was a deer in the headlights look and I’m pretty sure I heard the sound of crickets. His tax policies alone would cost my family about $10,000 or more a year in extra taxes. I’d probably end up firing an employee to make up the difference.


40 posted on 01/08/2008 2:04:43 PM PST by Terpin (Missing: One very clever and insightful tagline. Reward for safe return!)
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To: llevrok

I do not practice “lookism.”

But she is starting to look a lot like her mother.

Regardless of who her father might be.


41 posted on 01/08/2008 2:05:05 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: SF Republican

Isn’t McCain like 85 or something?


42 posted on 01/08/2008 2:06:22 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: hotdog777

Doesn’t he have any sons? Will the McCain Navy service tradition end with him?


43 posted on 01/08/2008 2:08:53 PM PST by montag813
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To: dead

72...LOL...

When Meghan McCain was born, John was 48 or 49 and Cindy was 31 or so...


44 posted on 01/08/2008 2:12:06 PM PST by RockinRight (Huck(abee, not the Freeper Huck) Sucks.)
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To: RockinRight
I guess that's not so old. He looks older than 72, comparing him to my 75 year old father.

McCain's been through a lot though, so it's understandable. My dad never got tortured or anything, other than us kids.

45 posted on 01/08/2008 2:15:24 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: glaseatr
Wow this site is slipping. It took 8 whole posts before someone said... I'd hit it.

Yeah. I always enjoy such intelligent commentary. And I always wonder about the beauty of male posters who are so blessed with charisma and appeal that it is only necessary that HE would agree to hit HER. For it assumed, as the sun blushes in the very presence of such manly handsomeness, that, of course SHE will hit HIM. No need to even ask.

46 posted on 01/08/2008 2:29:28 PM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: shbox
I am ashamed.

I have a hunch you'd be more than ashamed. Does the word cooties strike fear into you, my friend?

47 posted on 01/08/2008 2:57:57 PM PST by llevrok (Mrs Clinton - please call 1-800-lle-vrok for campaign advice. I want to help! Trust me.)
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To: shbox

BTW - Take two blondes and call me in the morning!


48 posted on 01/08/2008 3:03:57 PM PST by llevrok (Mrs Clinton - please call 1-800-lle-vrok for campaign advice. I want to help! Trust me.)
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To: shbox

BTW - Take two blondes and call me in the morning!


49 posted on 01/08/2008 3:03:58 PM PST by llevrok (Mrs Clinton - please call 1-800-lle-vrok for campaign advice. I want to help! Trust me.)
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To: montag813

McCain has one son in the United States Naval Academy, Class of 2009. I believe he has another son on active duty in the Marine Corps. He looks older than he is. His younger wife is very pretty but I think the daughter looks a bit rough. Maybe it’s all the eye make-up.


50 posted on 01/08/2008 3:19:06 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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