If you’re like me, you haven’t paid much attention to Meghan McCain – not during and not post-election, outside of knowing that since the election she seems to have deemed herself as the “unofficial spokeswoman” for the GOP. And why shouldn’t she feel that way? The mainstream media, always on the hunt for self-loathing Republicans, have pretty much crowned her as their “go-to” source on the GOP much like they’ve crowned Levi Johnston as their “go-to” source on Sarah Palin.
Neither one, not McCain nor Johnston, ever offers up anything much in the way of substance, but for the juicy tidbits of gossip they both throw out there that are either completely false or – at best, unverifiable – the media can’t resist quoting them in an effort to tar and smear the GOP much like they, along with the left, are doing Obamacare opponents. It’s Just What They Do.
With all that said, Kirsten Fleming has penned an opinion piece on Meghan McCain that I thoroughly enjoyed reading – it’s a pretty devastating takedown on McCain’s supposed “wit” “style” and projection of self-importance:
“I don’t know exactly what about me threatens them (Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter and Co.) so much, other than that people are listening to me,” she writes in her latest cranium-inflating missive to the kids on the Internets. She brags that she has twice as many followers on Twitter as Malkin. “And trust me, Twitter is more of an indication of where young people are than books published.” Books are so for old people!
Meghan is building a “look at me, I’m such a hip badass” platform, lobbing insults at pundits to prove she’s just as edgy as her father. But didn’t her father earn his reputation by reaching across the aisle to both sides, not just sending love letters to the competition?
The blond muppet courageously took on the forces of hate mongering on the “View.” What about her hate mongering? Meghan addressing Cheney and Rove: “You had your eight years, now go away.”
Then when asked by co-host Sherri Shepherd if her parents were treated unfairly during a awkward stumping visit to the show, as opposed to the back scratching, fawning reception the Obama’s received, she swept it aside saying, “let’s move forward.” Way to take them to task, Meghan. You go girl! Her apologist rants are eerily similar to Obama’s adventures in overseas contrition.
In another blog entry, she calls it “creepy” that Karl Rove is following her on Twitter. Don’t flatter yourself, sweetheart. It certainly isn’t because he is looking for pointers on how to kiss Joy Behar’s bottom. It’s because he probably needs a solid laugh in these lean times.
Not once does the Arizona gal offer up any substance on policy. She never weighs in on the health care debate, fiscal responsibility, or Hillary’s African outburst. She never quite explains why she is a Republican, only why she hates them. Something tells me she doesn’t really know.
I get that same feeling.
Make sure to read the whole thing.
Cross-posted to Right Wing News, where I am helping guestblog for John Hawkins on Sundays.