Skip to comments.Bristol Palin trashes the McCain family in upcoming memoir (Rip Away!)
Posted on 06/21/2011 9:19:15 AM PDT by tobyhill
John McCain and Sarah Palin have long insisted things are all good between them, even after their losing 2008 presidential effort wound up with a nasty bout finger pointing between loyalists to the two former running mates. But the family members of both candidates are not being so publicly amicable.
As ABC News's Sheila Marikar reports, Bristol Palin trashes the McCain clan in her new upcoming memoir, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far."
It's unclear from Marikar's report whether the 20-year-old Palin daughter e specifically mentions her mother's running mate, her book does slam McCain's wife, Cindy, for acting like "royalty" and accuses the senator's 26-year-old daughter, Meghan, of being a snobby whiner.
Palin writes that she had a "sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back" the first time she met Meghan McCain. She says the senator's daughter "ignored" the family during their first meet-and-greet and always seemed to be judging them.
"Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining," Bristol Palin writes. "Oh the complaining."
Cindy McCain, Palin writes, looked like a "queen" and conducted "herself like royalty." "I'd never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup," Palin writes.
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Confirming my long held opinion that McCain was a shadow candidate, not meant to win but to give credence to the “Messiah”. among the unwashed masses.
Bristol is a disgrace.
It says something about the limited horizons of Bristol Palin's life that she found meeting a rich family such a shock. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Bristol has Cindy and Meghan down perfectly, lol.
Sounds spot on to me.....
The Palin beauty lies in their being down-home friendly people.
Uh oh. I’m not sure if we need a food fight between Bristol Palin and Megan McCain just now, even if Bristol wins.
Ah, well. What will be, will be.
I saw what passes for ‘integrity’ from McCain following the election. IMHO, that man has none. He was more than willing to throw Palin under the bus. That man voluntarily did; what any normal human being could not be forced to do.
Given the role model that Megan grew up with, versus the role model that Bristol grew up with - it would take a mountain of evidence for me to credit Megan with any point; while I’ll take Bristol’s word for things at face value.
Soros “gave” to both candidates.
Furious George runs a lot of this country.
The memoirs of a 20 year old. Fully ghost written. Spare me. Find some useful way to make $.
No she isn’t.
mclame treated obozo better than Sarah.
I support any attempt to tell the truth about McCain. He is everything the GOP does not need.
Evidenced by his "My friends, you have nothing to fear from Barack Obama" campaign quote. Heck, it practically became a campaign slogan.
I think it’s quite presumptuous for Bristol to think that anybody would want to read a memoir by a 20 year old whose life accomplishments have had limited impact on the public. I also think it’s quite uncharitable for her to write those observations about the McCains. But, hey, if the other side (the McCain family) has no qualms at all about being less than charitable, then let Bristol strike for the Palin team.
If Sarah Palin were intent on running for president I doubt that this book would come out. Who needs the distraction of a celebutard cat fight in the middle of a presidential campaign?
Palin writes that she had a "sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back" the first time she met Meghan McCain. She says the senator's daughter "ignored" the family during their first meet-and-greet and always seemed to be judging them. "Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining," Bristol Palin writes.
FWIW, looks like Bristol was doing her fair share of staring and judging too. And as for watching your back, it seems they both needed to look out for that.
Catty. So very high school.
Meghan makes me gag too! On the other hand, who really cares about anything concerning John McCain?
Exactly. I say, let it all hang out. God knows Meghan McCain has done a lot of trashing of the conservative Republicans. I say, go for it - Bristol. Cindy and daughter are the ones who are a disgrace. Even though we’ve paid hell with the obamas in the WH, it probably would’ve been just as bad if the McCains would’ve gotten in. Hopefully, we can elect a true conservative in 2012. If McCain had won, our chances of that happening in 2012 would have been slim to none.
I don’t dislike Bristol Palin like I dislike that McCain daughter, but I wish they would both keep a low profile. This isn’t helpful and not very mature. Let’s forget about the disaster that was McCain and get the jug ears, pinko out of office.
Well, fat Meghan is a snobby whiner and Cindy is kind of snotty too.
But Juan is worse than the other two.
Maybe. And, as one, she sure knows how to nail down an even bigger disgrace like Fathead Meghan.
I'm glad to assume you have perfect children, so my hat's off to you (/s, as if it were necessary).
Not all 20 year olds make bad choices.
Nobody liked it when Levi “tattled” about the Palins.
Bristol is no better.
This does nothing of the sort.
It brings her up again and gets her back on TV.
Instead of just one of them looking like a little high school snot, they both do.
Lose lose for our side, really.
The photo on the article has Bristol’s new face. Wow, hardly recognizable.
“Yes, we all know how easy it is to control the actions/choics of a 20 year old, don’t we?!”
We all are not runnning for president!!
Give em hell there Little Grizzly.
Bristol Palin's comments are no doubt a response to Meghan McCain's remarks about the Palin family in the aftermath of the 2008 campaign. In McCain's memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics," she slammed the Palin family for bringing a "tabloid-attention-getting quality to the campaign trail." She's repeatedly trashed Sarah Palin for hurting the GOP and called Bristol Palin "ridiculous" for not voting in last fall's midterm elections.There is nothing disgraceful about publishing a response to attacks on your own family with your own perspective. Regardless of whether Bristol has accomplished enough on her own to be worthy of my reading her life story, if a publisher is willing to pay for publishing the book I certainly don't blame her for writing it (or for having someone write it for her).
"I guess it's only important to Bristol Palin to vote for 'Dancing With the Stars,' " McCain told late night host Jay Leno in November.
I voted for McCain and had to hold my nose the whole time.
The ONLY two reasons I voted for him was,
1) The alternative (shudder)
Yeesh... teenage drama... Now ~there’s~ something the world definitely needs more of.
amen; and thank you for doing the right thing
Sarah can’t say it....but Bristol can...good for Bristol...
a memoir from a twenty year old criticizing other people...a must read /s. If the excerpts are any example, who would waste time reading such garbage...other then meghan mccain? Why don’t they just find a sleazy, hole in the wall bar and mud wrestle.
Several years ago, I was invited to a relative's wedding. Mrs WBill and I were most certainly the poor churchmice there, for the entire weekend. In sitting around yakking with many of the guests, it was quickly apparent that I was way, way, way out of my league.
The guys, for the most part, were pretty down to earth. There was one who was complaining at length about having to land his private jet in San Jose, instead of Carmel (Do you have a frame of reference for problems like that? I certainly don't...) But otherwise, we talked about kids, and baseball, and how to get crabgrass out of our lawns, and normal guy things.
Per my wife, the women were a little more difficult. One in particular - my cousin married her because she was blonde, beautful, and if a thought ever crossed her mind it would die of lonliness.... Anyway, this woman complimented my wife on her dress, and asked who made it for her.
My wife replied that she had just bought it at Belk's. The bimbo leaned forward conspiratorially and said "Oh, that's OK dear, I like to go slumming occasionally, myself".
Mrs WBill said that nothing mean-spirited was intended by it - this lady just never considered that normal people just walk into stores and buy clothes off the rack.
"Shocked" wouldn't really describe my feelings. It was just an eye-opener. Otherwise, Mrs WBill and I had a great time. The wedding was a real stunner.
I don’t know about Bristol. First there was the pregnancy, okay could happen and does happen to a lot of girls. Then the on again off again Levi story. Recently announced reality series with her moving in with the Massey brothers (baby in tow) totally disgusts me. Now the “tell all” book from a 20 year old, which from the excerpts sounds like it’s written by a 20 year old...my opinion, 20 year olds shouldn’t write books about their lives...they’re brains aren’t fully mature till they’re 25, they should at least wait till then :)
HA! You don't have a real good understanding of teenage girls, do you?
She's typing faster than I am right now. Guarantee it.
But only one of them is young enough to be in high school.
I know a lot of people who have been biting their tongues when it comes to saying anything about Meghan McCain because they thought of her as a child but they will support Bristol for coming out and saying her mind.
The media has watched her closely and commented on this 20 yr old - where was the complaint about that?
I believe Bristol Palin is going to learn some lessons the HARD way.
I guess not, I just have 2 boys.
I don’t believe this “Bristol Palin” book even sees the light of day without the complete approval of every last word and punctuation mark by Sarah Palin. Can’t figure out the end game here.