Meghan McCain

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Meghan Marguerite McCain ("Princess of Arizona"[1]) (1984–) is a conservative blogger, partisan hack, and the daughter of the late Senator John McCain. McCain attained a degree in art history from Columbia University in 2007, which would seem well suited to starting a career blathering about politics.[2] She parleyed her father's failed US presidential bid into a six figure book deal in 2009.[3] Until 2021, she was a regular panelist for the ABC daytime show The View.Wikipedia Theoretically, her function on the show was to be a conservative counterbalance to other members of the panel. As a practical matter, competent TV producers know it's hard to stage an entertaining fight without a heel.Wikipedia

Views and criticism[edit]

McCain is anti-abortion, but is in favor of gay marriage and comprehensive sex education, which caused her to come under fire from the likes of blowhard Rush Limbaugh for daring to support things that might actually help the Republican Party to appeal to the young and people with properly functional consciences.

In fact, most wingnuts seem to really hate her guts, seeing her as not being a "true conservative Republican," and she has become a frequent target of reactionary sites such as Katie Pavlich in particular really hates her,[4] and Laura Ingraham has also decided that the best way to respond to McCain is to make cracks about her weight.[5] Michelle Malkin doesn't like her,[6] nor does Ben Shapiro,[7] and that's not even including the z-list fringe right lunatics. Again, since most all of these people have a history of being less than stable, it's really not hurting McCain's reputation among the reality-based community.

She also came under fire as a nepotistic pretty face, who relies more on her sex appeal (which she admittedly has in abundance). However, she has so far managed to display more political acumen and greater policy expertise than talking heads and politicians who've been doing this for decades, including Tom Tancredo.[8]

McCain was attacked from the left for claiming in a TV interview that Antisemitism in the United States has less to do with Neo-Nazism than a single Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota.[9]

In many ways, she is a moderate Republican. At least when she isn't:

  • Calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci because he "can’t tell me that if I get the vaccine, if I’ll be able to have dinner with my family" not to mention the inexcusable fact that "I, Meghan McCain, co-host of 'The View,' don’t know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine because the rollout for my age range and my health is so nebulous, I have no idea when and how I get it."[11]
  • Abusing her platform on The View to argue that "identity politics" will result in less qualified Asian people getting preferentially hired above more qualified white people, because that rascally senator (and war hero) Tammy Duckworth and Hawaii senator Mazie Hirono called for more Asian representation in Joe Biden's cabinet.[12]


  1. Meghan McCain fumes over her "Princess of Arizona" SNL portrayal: "Laughing stock of the country" by Bob Brigham (October 20, 2021 3:37PM Salon.
  2. Emily Brennan, McBlogger. Columbia Magazine, Summer 2008.
  3. Daniel Libit, Crashing the Republican Party. Politico, 11 April 2009.
  4. Like, totally embarrassing.
  5. The Politics of Size, The Daily Beast
  6. Malkin attacks Meghan McCain and Sandra Fluke, Media Matters
  7. Look at her boobs!
  8. Here is a bit about what Tancredo said and McCain's response.
  9. Arwa Mahdawi, Meghan McCain, John McCain's daughter, is the very definition of toxic femininity. The Guardian, 11 May 2019.
  10. Fox News Host Mocks Obamas Tears Over Sandy Hook. Salon, 6 January 2016.
  11. Meghan McCain faces backlash after calling for Dr. Fauci's firing, complaining about vaccine rollout. USA Today, 22 February 2021.
  12. "Critics pounce on Meghan McCain’s comments about Asian representation on ‘The View'". The Washington Post, 25 March 2021.
  13. Olafimihan Oshin, Meghan McCain: Midterm results should be ‘final nail’ in Trump’s political coffin. The Hill, 9 November 2022.
  14. Meghan McCain, archived from Twitter, 27 September 2022.