Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday to discuss her new book, “Dirty Sexy Politics,” but it seemed like the only thing the show wanted to talk about was what she wrote regarding Sarah Palin.
In the book, McCain shares many of the intimate details as she watched her dad run for president although she admits, “it seemed scary to open the windows and let everybody see a snapshot of my life at a time when I was young, impressionable, and feeling a bit frantic.”
For the first time since the end of her father’s 2008 presidential bid, Meghan McCain does speak out about Sarah Palin, writing in her new book that Palin brought “drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty” to the losing campaign.
However, despite GMA’s George Stephanopoulos digging for more, McCain stressed that as for the drama and uncertainty, “I think that’s how campaigns are in general, no matter who comes. I respect her as a feminist, a Republican feminist . Going out there and working for women, especially Republican women. It’s no secret that I’m more socially liberal than she is. But I’m here to say that two kinds of different Republican women can work together for the same cause.”
McCain, who is now a columnist at The Daily Beast, has often drawn criticism herself, and was even “asked to leave and not come back” during the campaign trail. But during the GMA interview, she clarified, “I do clearly state at the end that we did not lose because of her [Palin], and I’m speaking out now because I do have conflicting feelings about her,” McCain said. “She brought so much momentum and enthusiasm to the campaign. You saw the crowds double and you saw a lot more women coming to the rallies.”
Stephanopoulos continually brought up Palin and when addressed Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, McCain jokingly cut him off to clarify that her book is about more than Palin.
“For the record, my book is not just about Sarah and Bristol Palin.”
As published on Examiner.com