Meghan McCain is out there making the circuit with her new book, America You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.
In so doing she complains about her Internet critics — to which I can only say: chill out.
Politics, as Mr. Dooley said, ain’t bean bag. What she is seeing on the Internet is only the Internet version of the kind of things millions of Americans have muttered under their breath about political personalities for centuries. Only now, cloaked in anonymity, this stuff makes it onto the Internet. One would gently suggest she learn to ignore it — a must if she intends to continue.
Now as to her recent column in the Daily Beast … one can only marvel at her naïveté.
Without the slightest hint that she understood the irony, she said this:
Last week, I went on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show PoliticsNation to talk about extremism in the Republican Party. As a socially liberal Republican, this happens to be a topic I know a lot about.
I confess to being speechless.
Let me see if I understand this. Ms. McCain actually went on the show of a man whom we have written about here as shouting a gay slur on national television (here). Not to mention that her host is the same guy (audios linked in my article) captured on audio tape calling the Mayor of New York the “n-word” and referring to “Greek homos.”
In other words, there is Meghan McCain sitting blissfully on the television show of a man who has a repeated habit of gay-bashing and race-baiting — bullying — while saying that Republicans are extremists.
Did she have the courage to call Sharpton out on this?
But she is concerned if you think she has a weight problem. And she can write up a storm about Internet bullies. But face to face with a real bully? Somebody who has been out there gay bashing on camera? Why, she melts. So much for principle and Republican moderates.
Personally? What Meghan McCain looks like is irrelevant. What she so passively buys into is frightening.
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