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March 25, 2009

Kathleen Park on the the other Maverick McCain

Posted: 09:20 AM ET

By Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker

The GOP's identity crisis just got more interesting with the media splash of Meghan McCain, daughter of the senator who did not become president.

Young McCain, who began blogging during her father's presidential campaign, recently made waves at the Daily Beast when she picked a fight with conservative media mavens Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham.

This is enough sport to make the little dog laugh, to say nothing of the dish and the spoon.

McCain, just 24, is one smart cookie. In a matter of weeks, she has created a brand, presenting herself as a fresh face of her daddy's party and a voice for young conservatives. Strategically speaking, what better way to launch herself than to challenge the reigning diva herself, Miz Coulter?

Madonna, meet Britney.

McCain jammed traffic on Tina Brown's site with her charge that Coulter is bad for the party. In a voice that is sometimes, alas, reminiscent of a coed's tweet, she wrote: "I straight up don't understand this woman or her popularity. I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time."

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Terry, TX   March 25th, 2009 10:31 am ET

She is the equivalent to Joy Behar......neither one of them are revelant.


Rose KC MO   March 25th, 2009 10:43 am ET

Ann who. and Meghan who. I am democrat, who would have thought.


Cheryl   March 25th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

I am an Obama supporter, but I thought Meghan did a great job on Larry's show. She's 100 % right about the over-emphasis on weight and being skinny. It's destroying so many girls and women in this country.

To Meghan: First of all, you are NOT fat...but even if you were fat, you are right! There is so much more to a woman than whether she is a size 0 or not. Neither Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham can hold a candle to your beauty, by the way, so I'm glad you're fighting back at them! Your love and respect for your parents is remarkable, and what you said about not being bitter about the election and that you now support the President touched my heart. You are a moderate voice in the Republican Party that people should start listening to. You are obviously not speaking out just to she get elected, like some, nor are you mean-spirited. What a refreshing wind from a party that is getting pretty rotten and stale. Good for you, Meghan! I wish you all the best, and I pray you may find the partner of your dreams who will love you for the beautiful woman you are...inside and out! Your folks should be very proud of you.


Deborah from KC   March 25th, 2009 2:04 pm ET

The GOP would do well to listen to Megan. She has a brain and ideas other than the same old thing. Instead they are attacking her-same old Republican Party.


Gigi   March 25th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

Are we to listen to an angry Ms. McCain whose debating whether or not she should get another tattoo? Giving this wack job air time is not only stupid, it's crazy. She does not speak for moderates or conservatives.


greg   March 25th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

a lot of make up like her Mom.


Lauren   March 26th, 2009 9:04 am ET

I'm just glad the GOP doesn't follow her lead, because they would be able to rebuild their party if they did.


Hi from NY   March 26th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

mmm....I am not sure she was honest in her interview....she sounds she "studed" before giving answer...she didn't look like spontanious


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