Meghan McCain, blogger, author, and daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, is back in the headlines today after she appeared in Playboy. No, she wasn’t showing the goods! She was simply speaking out in an interview. While some things she says may be a little provocative (we won’t get into the way she described her own heterosexuality, save to say that it sort of rhymed and was a little dirty), she’s smart, witty, and, honestly, seems like a lot of fun.
She’s come under fire before for some pretty ridiculous things, including her weight. Meghan’s candid about her body issues and realizes that there’s a lot more to her than her size. When asked about her figure, she simply says, “I gained a lot of weight because of Starbucks and Snickers.” Refreshingly honest, no?
When she posted a photo of herself reading an Andy Warhol book, the Internet and media went nuts over the fact that yes, she has boobs. (So do a lot of other people, but only her dad was the Republican nominee for president at the time!) Thankfully, she didn’t back down and buy in to the belief that wearing a tank top makes her a slut. Atta girl!
We mostly dig Meghan because she’s not afraid to speak her mind. She’s an avid supporter of gay rights, even while most of the Republican party isn’t for gay marriage (we’d love to hear her take on this t-shirt!). In addition, despite being pro-life, she also supports birth control. She even came out against her dad’s own party on the issue, saying, “They go on and on about how evil and wrong abortion is, but don’t like to talk about how easy it is to not get pregnant.” Seriously, can we get an amen?! Based on a recent blog entry, we think she and Sandra Fluke would be good pals.
She’s also not afraid to admit when she doesn’t know something. We wish actual politicians would take a lesson from her in candor! In an interview with Rachel Maddow, when asked about the economy, Meghan was remarkably candid. “I didn’t even take Econ in college. I don’t completely understand it so I’d hate to make a comment one way or the other. That’s – truly of all the things – I keep reading and I just don’t understand it.”
Our favorite quote from her Playboy interview sums her up beautifully. When asked how the country would be different if her dad were president, Meghan said, “You would have the craziest first daughter ever, who’d be making ridiculous headlines and hurting the administration every step of the way.”
Do you like Meghan McCain? Have you ever openly disagreed with your parents but still loved them? Who’s your favorite first daughter? Let us know in the comments!