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Devastating Review of Meghan McCain’s Dirty, Sexy Politics
The New Ledger ^ | 9/13/2010 | Leon Wolf

Posted on 09/13/2010 8:04:55 AM PDT by absentee

On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court decreed, in the case of Atkins v. Virginia, that the mildly mentally retarded were categorically exempt from capital punishment, reasoning that fully functional adults of diminished mental capacity were as a matter of law not as culpable for their acts. Writing eloquently in dissent, Justice Scalia drew a sharp distinction between the severely mentally retarded (who are truly not responsible for their actions), and the merely stupid (the category into which Mr. Atkins undoubtedly fell). Scalia argued forcefully that, with respect to the merely stupid, at least sometimes they deserve to be punished for their antisocial and destructive behavior.

This article, of course, is not about capital punishment. It is a book review of Dirty, Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain. However, the above discussion is relevant because I initially had reservations about writing this book review at all. After all, it is clear to everyone who has read Meghan McCain’s twitter feed, her “articles” on The Daily Beast, or her ill-fated campaign blog that Meghan is not a not a paragon of clear reasoning, exemplar of familiarity with facts, nor a model of English language expertise. And after subjecting myself to 194 continuous pages of her “writing,” it became clear that none of the above-described works truly plumbed the depths of mental vacuity in which Ms. McCain aimlessly and cluelessly drifts.

This presented a dilemma.

It is impossible to read Dirty, Sexy Politics and come away with the impression that you have read anything other than the completely unedited ramblings of an idiot. This being a professional website for which I have a great deal of respect, I searched for a more eloquent or gentle way to accurately phrase the previous sentence – but could not find one.

(Excerpt) Read more at newledger.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attentionwhore; books; countryclubgop; fatty; idiot; idiots; johnmccain; mccain; mclame; mcshame; meghanmccain; nomanwilllayher; ramblingsofanidiot; rinopiggy; slut
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I don't know whether to laugh at the hilarity or cry at the absurdity that she is treated like a legit pundit by the MSM.
1 posted on 09/13/2010 8:04:58 AM PDT by absentee
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To: absentee

Based on this review, I’d say she’s a perfect fit for the MSM.


2 posted on 09/13/2010 8:06:35 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: absentee

bimbo, pure and simple...


3 posted on 09/13/2010 8:08:59 AM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: absentee

She’s not “politics”, she’s Jerry Springer guest material.


4 posted on 09/13/2010 8:09:03 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: absentee

Meghan McCain answers the question, “Can one write a book if one is too stupid to read one?”


5 posted on 09/13/2010 8:09:04 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: absentee

FLOP!

Dirty Sexy Politics [Hardcover]
Meghan Mccain (Author)

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176 in Books


6 posted on 09/13/2010 8:09:12 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jazminerose

Nice turn of phrase in the review: “It is impossible to read Dirty, Sexy Politics and come away with the impression that you have read anything other than the completely unedited ramblings of an idiot.” Sweet!


7 posted on 09/13/2010 8:09:25 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: absentee

She’s a fat airhead who looks like a typical one night stand. If I were John McCain and had the ability to be shamed, I’d be ashamed.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 8:09:39 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: absentee

McCain and Levi Johnston seem like fairly typical Palin haters — they just aren’t bright.


9 posted on 09/13/2010 8:11:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: jazminerose

Well, with people like Rich Sanchez and Wolf Blitzer already at CNN it’s hard to say she wouldn’t fit right in.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 8:11:38 AM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: absentee
The Art History major in 20 years - posing in her new career as a spokesperson for Burger King:


11 posted on 09/13/2010 8:11:39 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: absentee

Well ... when you find yourself the offspring of someone who graduated fifth from last in a class numbering over nine hundred, there’s a pretty good chance you are going to be an air head.


12 posted on 09/13/2010 8:16:47 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: absentee

Stupid is as stupid does...


13 posted on 09/13/2010 8:16:55 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: bigbob

Crikey - that’s enough to make the ice cubes in that cup jump right out and run away screaming in terror.


14 posted on 09/13/2010 8:17:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: absentee

The mainstream news media look for dopes like her and give them prominence in order to spur divisions and agita in Republican ranks. That is the principle behind many of their political bookings.


15 posted on 09/13/2010 8:21:25 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: absentee

Scalia is right; stupid should hurt.


16 posted on 09/13/2010 8:25:10 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: absentee

17 posted on 09/13/2010 8:26:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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. My brothers and sister and I were all raised to be real, and pull our own freight, ......I don’t think it gets more un-entitled than that.

Oh my word. The expression is pull your own weight - not freight.

Actually I don't think it could sound more entitled

18 posted on 09/13/2010 8:28:07 AM PDT by fml
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To: absentee; calcowgirl; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...
RE : And after subjecting myself to 194 continuous pages of her “writing,” it became clear that none of the above-described works truly plumbed the depths of mental vacuity in which Ms. McCain aimlessly and cluelessly drifts. This presented a dilemma.It is impossible to read Dirty, Sexy Politics and come away with the impression that you have read anything other than the completely unedited ramblings of an idiot. ......
“In the final analysis, however, I determined that most of Meghan’s flaws – such as her unbearable narcissism, delusions of persecution, anti-religious bigotry, and mendacity – couldn’t be chalked up to her manifestly below-average intelligence. These are blameworthy traits born of a malfunctioning moral compass, and they are laid bare in spades on every page of Dirty, Sexy Politics. Furthermore, it is important to address them because Meghan McCain’s book is an active attempt to split the Republican Party in two and thereby destroy its ability to win elections. And even though she is an idiot, she is a useful idiot in the hands of the media and other assorted Democrats, who also want to achieve this goal...
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But she is welcomed on ‘The View’ and on MSNBC Maddow. You mean that is not the route to a Republican electoral landslide?

Those liberal shows treat conservatives as stupid but Meghan as rational. Why? Because she is their new idiot victim like Cindy Sheenan to be used and then cast a side when no longer useful.

19 posted on 09/13/2010 8:33:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: absentee
...it became clear that none of the above-described works truly plumbed the depths of mental vacuity in which Ms. McCain aimlessly and cluelessly drifts.

Yep. But with Meghan, it's always a struggle to see which will emerge victorious: her cluelessness or her viciousness.

20 posted on 09/13/2010 8:35:07 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: absentee

You think the Left knows how to use Meghan now, can you imagine how much worse it would have been if he had won the 2008 election?


21 posted on 09/13/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: absentee
What we are missing here at Freep is that Meghan is Perfect.

She is typical of the Obama-Voting Public. Which public, the last time it counted, totaled up 53% of the popular vote for The Mombasa Moonbeam.

Team Obama and their house organ The MSM, are evil, not dumb. Meghan is their Kim Kardashian; their Paris Hilton; their Brittany Spears; each of whom means far more to a key democrat constituency than who their congressman, or even mayor, might be. "Hey, let's make Barry 7th Grade Class President! He's way cool ... and "black," too!!"

Got $100 that says Meghan has no idea who her county commissioners are, or who's on the Supreme Court. And you can put that on her Facebook Page.

22 posted on 09/13/2010 8:39:54 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
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To: absentee

great review. The MSM loves this idiot daughter of McCain, and they think we are so dumb that if MainStreamMedia anoints her a credible Republican spokesman, mission accomplished. Spoiler in place, the GOP will split down the middle.

But America is not dumb enough to trust the observations of the spoiled child of a RINO with an obvious chip on her shoulder and a transparently shallow liberal-hip world view. Her paranoid tantrums grew tiresome years ago, and she has no audience.


23 posted on 09/13/2010 8:46:27 AM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: absentee

Oh my... that’s gonna leave a mark. Devastating, indeed.


24 posted on 09/13/2010 8:46:55 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: Nonstatist

“She’s a fat airhead who looks like a typical one night stand. If I were John McCain and had the ability to be shamed, I’d be ashamed.”

Meghan doesn’t breate without McCain’s okay. He has the power to shut this dimwit up, he doesn’t want to. Most of her rambling sounds just like him.

*On the ‘View’: Meghan McCain Blasts Tea Parties
Sen. John McCain’s daughter says the movement is filled with “innate racism.”
Does ANYONE think Meghan isn’t doing her father’s bidding???

BTW...John McCain doesn’t have the ability to be shamed.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 8:50:04 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: absentee
LOL! That is an monumental smack-down.
26 posted on 09/13/2010 8:54:34 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Darkwolf377

” Meghan McCain answers the question, “Can one write a book if one is too stupid to read one?” “

LOL!!


27 posted on 09/13/2010 8:55:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker

“...It is impossible to read Dirty, Sexy Politics and come away with the impression that you have read anything other than the completely unedited ramblings of an idiot. ...”

Quote of the day.

Nice rack, though...(Grinning)

(hey...I gots ta be ME...)


28 posted on 09/13/2010 8:55:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: absentee

Admittedly, it’s not a crime to be stupid. Write a book to prove that you are, to make certain that everyone knows about it!


29 posted on 09/13/2010 8:58:09 AM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: jazminerose
"perfect fit"

I'm willing to bet that Meghan has never read one conservative tract in her entire life. Someone should grill her (not literally, too much fat) by asking her to identify Hayek, Sowell, and other notable conservative writers and thinkers. She's lived her life in a very small bubble. Nothing much has intruded into it.

30 posted on 09/13/2010 9:00:23 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: NFHale

Agreed... idiot!... with nice boobs. :-)


31 posted on 09/13/2010 9:01:24 AM PDT by hiredhand
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To: theKid51; Apple Blossom

ping


32 posted on 09/13/2010 9:01:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: smoothsailing
Looks like the elephant on the cover of that book is copping a feel....

Just sayin’...

CA....

33 posted on 09/13/2010 9:02:54 AM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! Seems I've found that silly grin again!)
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To: absentee
After reading the wretched excerpts from the article I can only imagine what this would have looked like had it been written before the days of spell check.
34 posted on 09/13/2010 9:03:31 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: hiredhand; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; Squantos; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker

“Perky”, even...

or...(ready?)

The HEADLIGHTS are on, but nobody’s driving the car??? snicker, snicker...

(Hmmm...methinks this can spiral waaaaaaaaaaaay down to the depths here, real quickly...heheheh)


35 posted on 09/13/2010 9:04:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; DoughtyOne; mkjessup

” Mama had a lotta money, but momma wanted power, so she bought daddy. Daddy was for sale. It was a corporate merger.”

” The only person I know who is more power hungray than Momma, is Daddy. Daddy will say or do anything to attain power. Nothing is beneath Daddy. I’m sorta following in his footsteps “

There.....I saved y’all 24 dollars.


36 posted on 09/13/2010 9:05:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; DoughtyOne; mkjessup

yeah, but the REAL question is this:

Are they real, or did Momma buy those too (or “those two”... as it were)??

Reasonable minds gots ta know...


37 posted on 09/13/2010 9:06:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Hey, gee, thanks man! You’re really a stand up guy! I appreciate it!

CA....


38 posted on 09/13/2010 9:06:57 AM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! Seems I've found that silly grin again!)
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To: NFHale

nah, fat girl boobies tend to be ‘heavy’ as well...


39 posted on 09/13/2010 9:11:34 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: smoothsailing

Whoever “totally” made that bookcover “totally” omitted the use of “totally”, “totally”.


40 posted on 09/13/2010 9:16:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: absentee
Hmm...well, it does appear the critic unearthed a few rough edges..

In the final analysis, however, I determined that most of Meghan’s flaws – such as her unbearable narcissism, delusions of persecution, anti-religious bigotry, and mendacity – couldn’t be chalked up to her manifestly below-average intelligence. These are blameworthy traits born of a malfunctioning moral compass, and they are laid bare in spades on every page...

OK, maybe that was a little negative. But there are positive things too.

Each subsequent page of this book contains one grisly crime against the English language after another.

Well, that wasn't one of them. But it does get better.

That a graduate of Columbia University, as Ms. McCain purports to be, produced writing this shoddy is bad; that a publishing company let this authorial abortion go to print is an insult to the collective self-worth of our thinking nation.

(Sniffle! Sob!) Leave Meghan alone!

The last line of the book implores readers not to let Meghan “pick up this torch alone.”

Ah, that last little turdlet falls into the bowl with a melodious plunk. No wonder no editor would put her name on this thing. Leave the torch lay, Meghan, please. We're not going where you're leading and what the torchlight reveals isn't very flattering.

41 posted on 09/13/2010 9:18:12 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Gilbo_3

AH! A mammarianologist!!!! Hahahah! That’s the way to keep abreast of the issue...

(I jes cant’s stop myselfs!!!)


42 posted on 09/13/2010 9:18:28 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: absentee
That was a great review. I don't remember ever reading one where the reviewer was so clearly angry, almost to the point of rage, that he beholden to read such a horrific attempt at writing.

Clearly, the publisher must have thought it was funny to send that book out unedited. The joke wouldn't work if you had somebody try to clear it up.

43 posted on 09/13/2010 9:23:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Chances Are

;-)


44 posted on 09/13/2010 9:26:44 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: absentee

Thanks alot AZ.


45 posted on 09/13/2010 9:56:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: NFHale

We’re so easy to side track!... one mention of big boobs and we’re TOTALLY off track! At least we’re predictable! :-)


46 posted on 09/13/2010 9:59:46 AM PDT by hiredhand
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To: NFHale

Whose rack? The “cupholder”?


47 posted on 09/13/2010 10:01:29 AM PDT by bobonthejob
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To: hiredhand; NFHale
We’re so easy to side track

generally speaking, we stay focused on the issues, BUT in m&ms case, theres really only 2 prominent issues worth discussing...everything else is comic relief with the spawn of jon...

48 posted on 09/13/2010 10:05:34 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: absentee

Using that fat pig’s name and the word “sexy” in same sentence should be outlawed.


49 posted on 09/13/2010 12:07:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: absentee

More MMc funnies:
http://archive.exurbanleague.com/2009/05/14/guest-column-the-gop-should-like-ban-the-secret-service.aspx


50 posted on 09/13/2010 1:12:34 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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