April 23, 2009

Meghan McCain: I wish Karl Rove would go away

Posted: 06:13 PM ET

Meghan McCain — who said earlier this week that she found Karl Rove "creepy" — said Thursday she wished the former Bush advisor would just "go away."

"The DNC just did an ad, and it has Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich and Dick Cheney as the new faces of the Republican Party," she said on The View, adding that the party's young people like herself were looking for "new energy and new blood."

"It's very unprecedented for someone like Karl Rove or Dick Cheney to be criticizing the president," said the 24-year-old daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain. "It's very unprecendented, former vice president, and obviously Karl Rove, and my big criticism is: you had your eight years, go away."


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Dodie - Irvine California   April 23rd, 2009 6:27 pm ET

Meghan McCain: I wish Karl Rove would go away.

Meghan.... ((( AND SO DO I ))) He is not only creepy, he is one of the reasons we are in this mess.

My recommendation: Karl Rove just leave with your billions that you stole from the tax-payers and never come back.

Joe G. (Illinois)   April 23rd, 2009 7:40 pm ET

If people are so unrested, repelled, compelled to do or say something, then I ask.. Ain’t that enough? What more is needed? Who cares if Obama can’t see what or who is coming yet..! And when Obama cries about the Rush Limbaugh whom he seems to have unilaterally elected on behalf of the Republican Party just to calm his nerves with fantasy.. Let it all fly out the window.. When any and all the McCains decide to play the McCain card.. let them know that their wagon is already heading out of town.

Mari, Utah   April 23rd, 2009 8:01 pm ET

So do I, Meghan...... me and millions of Americans who can not stand the man!

hugh ~ california   April 23rd, 2009 8:32 pm ET

Karl Rove is not a patriot, he is a fanatic who will not accept the change that America seeks! I must mention this; the CNN Political Ticker must be run by a bunch of Republican party members; usually if you disagree with a GOP person, they will not post your comments. So much for democracy in action. What a crock of right-wing censorship!

Larry, thank you for posting all opinions on your blog, at least here your voice can be heard. As a former soldier I salute you, thanks for keeping democracy transparent and real!

Michael C. McHugh   April 23rd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

One of the happiest days in my life was when Obama was elected and these monsters lost. For once, thank God, we turned these Nazis out of office, and nothing can change the fact that they have lost, at least for a while. I don't think it's just their ideas and policies that are bad: they are morally evil.

M   April 23rd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Why is Megan given a soapbox..who cares what she has to say!

Dane kinsey   April 23rd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Dane my name is Dane Kinsey from AZ

Dave of Detroit   April 23rd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I am in a Biblical Mood tonight so to answer Meghan's question with the eternal question-Why did God create mosquitos? The only answer that I can think of is to give us something to swat at! Still wonder why special police forces are called SWAT teams......

Smurf   April 23rd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I think Karl Rove is great and so eloquent. Certainly so much better than Howdy Doody & Clarabell and the rest of those clowns working with our Nor Ready for Prime Time president. I think Megan McCain needs to grow up and act like a LADY!!!

Dave of Detroit   April 23rd, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Smurf-don't be blue but that is the funniest response I have ever read-Karl Rove being supported by a smurf. Incidentally, I watched Howdy Doody, and Buffalo Bob, and had a real crush on Princess Summerfallwinterspring-good to hear from the old gang....

Woody McBreairty   April 23rd, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Meghan McCain is a breath of fresh air in this political stinky mess. Carl Rove is creepy and neither he nor Cheney nor Rice have any dignity or pride or they would go away and leave our new President and his staff to undo the mess they have made. I think what they are really trying to do is make excuses for the blundering disaster they left behind and are trying to keep themselves out of jail.

janette tx   April 24th, 2009 2:43 am ET

What is a smurf.? Um is it a drawf with big ears and
a green face ?

World citizen   April 24th, 2009 6:32 am ET

Rove has done more damage to the USA than people know about it.

But the young voters sent him packing.

But as all reptiles, he keeps sneaking around.

Bernard   April 24th, 2009 6:53 am ET

Despite the troubling times for the GOP, it is wonderful to see that young people like Megan have the courage to stand up to the old creepy guys and do something to change the situation around. With people like Megan the GOP can survive and prosper. This is good for democracy, this is good for the US

Rich   April 24th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

Meghan these people don't care about the GOP, they don't care about the country, the only thing they care about is that taxes aren't raised for anyone making over $250,000/year regardless of how much education they Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh!!

I hope you have a job working for Rupert Murdoch at NewsCorp. (NWS) or at ClearChannel Communications (CCU).

Mim   April 25th, 2009 7:55 am ET

This girl has got it all right, Our country needs new blood.I don't want Karl Rove any where near this government of ours.

Terry, TX   April 25th, 2009 11:14 am ET

Meghan McCain it will be the Palins...again...or Bill Maher again.

How about Ashley Biden and her cocaine use....and the video... while her father is a standing Vice the here and now.

Come on equal time guys aren't even reporting this.
I want her brought up as many times as these other morons are.
I dare you...I double dare....I triple dare you.

hugh ~ california   April 25th, 2009 4:07 pm ET

I wish Karl Rove would go away and Terry,TX as well! Excellent Terry, keep trying to change the subject and find a new way to run down another democrat in the same breathe!

Herb, UK   April 26th, 2009 6:10 pm ET

It is interesting how American politics is very dynamic in how both parties try to quickly re-brand themselves [the Democrats obviously have done this successfully with Obama], but the Republicans seem to have similar problems that the Conservative Party in the UK once had [and still have to some extent] and many conservative movements seem to have generally in Europe and around the world[though it may seem a harsh and somewhat parochial comparison]. It is a very public re-branding also – which may prove costly to the Republicans in the long-term. All these supposed Republican fossils, like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, clunking around. Not knowing what to do, but mess up the future image of their party – surely they're entitled to attack Obama? But it will not help the Republicans politically, as we have seen over the formerly classified information formally released by Obama regarding Gitmo. This is damage limitation for them. The ideological turnaround of the USA is already in situ [though I do not think Meghan McCain is actually explaining this to viewers here – hence her well-honed more concillatory approach towards the current Obama administration; a brilliant act, Miss McCain is definitely practising her politicking]. Karl Rove is definitely looking more of a fossil now and has been severely rumbled by the American public [not to mention most of the world or anyone interested in politics]; he will obviously hinder the Republicans in their attempt to re-brand. But what's interesting is that the "new blood" has relatively little to say [which should be worrying to all Republican voters]. This is a deeply internalized battle that is being made public to grapple some attention to their cause[it is not always about so-called "equal time" within the media; all the Republicans – and associated commentators – currently seem to be vying for press attention, subconciously fearing the USA might turn into a one-party state, where the Republicans will never get back into power – now that would be ironic!]. It would be interesting to see more authentic grass-roots commentators than the nepotist position of using Meghan McCain as a re-branded "new blood" mouthpiece [surely that's bad for representative democracy?] Without a doubt, I am not being personal as Meghan McCain is clearly very intelligent; but I hate to say it, she is such a blatant product of political engineering, it's all very scary. Manufactured by Daddy's PR team, she is a cypher of an ideologue. Calling Mr Rove "creepy" is nothing heinous or new – it won't win too many granny points when she is not attacking his half-baked track-record. Maybe Miss McCain should be more brutal, considering Rove's political capital is severely depleted, but that will not happen [I can guarantee that!]. Does Meghan McCain think the public are thick? Meghan McCain's inane blog and her lack of any real political impetus shows that the Republican party is full of cronies, like the Tories here, and many other political parties unfortunately. If Meghan wants a purge, she should develop some ideas [instead of stating the obvious]. It's like a lot of opposition parties, or their associated commentators that represent them: full of criticisms, but nothing really pragmatic to say – or they're frightened to say it in case it comes back to hurt their long-term image[or political career].

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