April 21, 2009

Meghan McCain: Take back twitter from creeps like Rove

Posted: 09:03 AM ET

By Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain

Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. That’s creepy. I joined Twitter a few months ago; so far, it has been a liberating way to transition from political to personal blogging. It’s allowed me to share the less-serious aspects and humorously uncensored moments of my life. But there’s also been a downside: I am now being followed by Karl Rove, and my local sheriff, and God knows how many other political pundits. We need to take Twitter back from the creepy people.

On the surface, Karl Rove’s Twitter feed intrigues me. Here’s a guy who for years has been perceived as some kind of inaccessible man-behind-the-curtain figure. And now he Tweets numerous times a day. I’ve never met him in person, which only makes our Twitter relationship even weirder. And to be honest, I find Rove’s Tweets boring. Sometimes he takes questions; other times he talks about his appearances on cable news and other shows. But he doesn’t say anything substantive. If I had to guess, I’d say Rove has a “ghost Twitterer” (as in a ghost writer) or an assistant updating his feed for him.

Oddly enough, Rove’s Tweets seem to reveal a softer side to him. Call it savvy marketing, but I find it disingenuous. And it’s a bit weird to think his people—not even Rove himself—are following me. I’d like to think it’s because they find what I’m saying entertaining, but I can’t help thinking they’re just trying to seem connected to young people.


Filed under: Karl Rove • Meghan McCain

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Terry, TX   April 21st, 2009 9:42 am ET

Mr. King....why are we constantly bombarded with this child of a politician...on the flip side....Joy Behar is her twin and it's just as irritating.

Michael C. McHugh   April 21st, 2009 10:39 am ET

So Mr. Rove has found a new home among all the other Twitts.

Dave of Detroit   April 21st, 2009 2:43 pm ET

Meghan-Read some of the U tube Comments on Susan Boyle to get a real feel for the kind of people that are on the web. Karl Rove is suffering from out of the spotlight "itis"even with Fox hiring him and he really is savvy enough to know that the Bush Administration deserves the criticism that they are getting. One area that he could help you with is that he does have a real feel for the trends and waves of Public Opinion and you are very naive in these matters. There is some very strong sentiment growing about the intrusive nature of Federal Government into the lives of the average American Household and it is only at a grass roots level now-but it is building. Be careful about your ideas of the "Future" of our society, you could be very wrong!

Pietro Sirianni   April 21st, 2009 3:00 pm ET

I don't even know how to comment on this one............"To Catch a Predator" comes to mind though.

Rich   April 21st, 2009 8:34 pm ET

Don't worry should see what he "twitts" on Dubya's twin daughters He wants to make sure Jenna's new husband goes into the family business and doesn't have to see any "nasty" combat operations in Iraq or Afghanistan like her father and Dick Cheney avoided in Vietnam.

Mari, Utah   April 21st, 2009 8:47 pm ET

Rove and the rest of the Bushies need to be indicted on war crimes!

How about Attorney General Holder?!

Marvin Modeen   April 22nd, 2009 8:42 am ET

Meghan McCain's premise is absolutely correct - Karl Rove is indeed a Creep! As most crrooks actually are!

amb   April 22nd, 2009 9:27 am ET

I can't believe people are paying any attention to this TWIT. She doesn't impress me as knowing much and she feels she needs to continue to be in the limelight since she got a taste of it during the elections when her father, Senator McCain, (who should have been elected) was running for President. She's not doing her father any good by being out there and blabbing nonsense.

Stephen Leland   April 22nd, 2009 12:04 pm ET

have you ever thought of getting doris day as a guest on your show.
i think she would be great...are views on animsl rights have been in the news a lot lately

thank you

menicko   April 22nd, 2009 3:54 pm ET

I am a democrat But I love your attitude...I teach AP World History in high school and I find many of my students listening to you and agreeing. If the Republicans ever want to win again they better listen to you because the reason they lost was because they are out of touch with society and young people. Karl Rove is really out of touch , really he has NO CLUE and it's really very sad. And the reason he is following you on Twitter is because you have something to say....

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