April 10th, 2009
01:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Meghan McCain reportedly inks major book deal

Meghan McCain may be topping off her recent publicity blitz with a big payday.
Meghan McCain may be topping off her recent publicity blitz with a big payday.

(CNN) – Meghan McCain may be topping off her recent publicity blitz with a big payday: the daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has scored a six-figure book deal, according to the New York Observer.

Hyperion, which reportedly inked the deal with McCain, has not responded to a CNN request for comment or details on what would be the 24-year-old's second book. (Her first, released last fall, was a Simon & Schuster children's book about her father's life.)

McCain's attention-grabbing blog posts and television appearances over the past few months have kept her in the post-campaign spotlight, and made her one of the year's hottest young Republican pundits.

She's blamed her languishing love life on her father's presidential run; feuded with conservative commentators Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham; and raved about the GOP's congressional "hottie," 27-year-old Aaron Schock of Illinois.

Most of her recent blog posts have focused on her feelings on the future direction of the Republican Party. "As someone who has been personally attacked when I invited political discourse, I firmly believe that talking about our differences – instead of mudslinging – can only bring people closer to the Republican Party and force them to take a second look at their candidates," she wrote for the Daily Beast last month.

There is no word yet on a possible release date.


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soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    @ g.smith "This is what capitalism is all about, something that the Democrats and Barrack Obama does not know about."

    Really? Obama was pretty quick to sell the rights to his "public" pre-inaug. concert on "federal" property to cable channels for millions. And don't get me started on the smooth marketing of his Obama branding. I think he knows about it.

    April 10, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Ernie in LA

    So this is the reason this blond bimbo all of a sudden appears and puts her father down and "supports" Obama. She just wants to make some bucks.

    to Typical Republican, I guess the Democrats are not greedy, right?

    April 10, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. Some guy

    mjr2k, I do not plan on buying her book. That said, ain't nothing wrong with a curvaceous young lady. I am guessing that you go for the scrawny, black wearing, mousy haired, too much espresso drinkin' "liberal intellectual" chicks. To each his own. Have a nice day.

    April 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. ray ray

    LOL – if anything Meghan knows how to "work" democrats to buy her book:

    Step 1 – get into a cat-fight with Ann Coulter

    Step 2 – cause a stir by not vocally supporting Sarah Palin

    Step 3 – announce your new book deal

    Step 4 – rake in $$ from looney libs salivating for any dirt on GOP

    April 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. Deborah/Kansas City

    So, at least you all have to admit, capitalism is not dead, nor is freedom of speech, although republicans would like it to be in this case; and we are not a totalitarian state, which we were headed to under Bush. Too bad, she seems like a promising young woman, who could develope into a strong young republican, that moderate centrist people could support; but the rabid right extremists and religious fanatics will probalbly crush her. She's brave to even put herself out there.

    April 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Ran-De

    Will it have lots of pictures????? ((O_O))

    April 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  7. Robin

    The comments here prove that Liberals are intimidated by smart, educated, out-spoken, intelligent women.

    April 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  8. phoenix87

    just as full of lies as the Rush and Rove and Rumsfeld think tank that drove this country into the ground

    April 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  9. SeaSea

    you funny lazy politicians should spend more time protecting your cargo ships from worthless pirates, than writing books. duh, anywone can write a book, but hard work takes common sense. so perhaps that is the real political issue

    April 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. Charlotte, NC

    Meghan McCain is a kid who does not know to keep quiet about her libido in public!!! This is beyond ridiculous!! What could she say worth that much money??? An indicator of how low our country has sunk for this to happen. Folk everywhere needing jobs and this company offers an immature kid six figures for her ramblings!!!

    April 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  11. George

    I am so sick with name calling in this country. Other parts of the world seem to enjoy having our President, I don't understand why Americans are not allowed to enjoy and be hopeful by the media......

    Too much negativity in America. Looks like we can only live in republican country if not then we all live like depressed people!

    April 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  12. Edward Blake

    If the GOP wants to survive, they must transition away from the old school and refocus on Meghan McCain types. If they keep pinning their hopes on out-of-touch people like Newt or Palin or Steele, then it's over.

    April 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  13. John in Ohio

    She really needs a better stock photo.

    April 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. RT

    "I firmly believe that talking about our differences – instead of mudslinging – can only bring people closer to the Republican Party and force them to take a second look at their candidates,"

    For once, a Republican with common sense. If more of them were like her, I might actually vote for one of them someday!

    The Republicans need more people like her representing the party to help themselves get away from their well-percieved image as the party of "no", "exclusion", "no ideas" , "hate" and "fear mongering".

    They still have a long way to go though...

    April 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. John in Ohio

    "The comments here prove that Liberals are intimidated by smart, educated, out-spoken, intelligent women."

    Are you high? The people criticizing Meghan McCain are *not* Liberals.

    April 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  16. Norom

    Robin April 10th, 2009 11:42 am ET

    The comments here prove that Liberals are intimidated by smart, educated, out-spoken, intelligent women.

    Uh..hate to break it to you, but the negative comments on this thread are NOT from liberals.
    The comments here prove that Republican are intimidated by any one that says anything that does not conform to their narrow minded talking points.

    April 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. Johnny from VA

    The libs love her because she bashes Republicans and conservatives.

    I am pretty sure she is a lib as well.... she has that pop-culture persona, her influences probably don't go much deeper than Oprah or Paris Hilton.

    April 10, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. John in Ohio

    Interesting how she draws vitriol from the nuts on both sides of the aisle. She needs to help make a third party.

    April 10, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  19. Al-NY,NY

    Robin....The comments here prove that Liberals are intimidated by smart, educated, out-spoken, intelligent women.
    --------------

    that rules out the Lipstick Fido from Alaska....We want the dolt as the GOP candidate

    April 10, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  20. Johnny from VA

    Edward Blake April 10th, 2009 11:47 am ET

    If the GOP wants to survive, they must transition away from the old school and refocus on Meghan McCain types. If they keep pinning their hopes on out-of-touch people like Newt or Palin or Steele, then it's over.
    ___________________________________________________

    Are you serious?

    April 10, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. Los

    As the Republican party continues its slide into self-parody and eventual oblivion, it's important that a new generation of conservatives emerge to replace the dying GOP. Whatever new conservative movement emerges from the Republican party, it will have to eschew the garbage that the GOP has accrued of the years (Christian fanatics, greedy mega-capitalists, gun nuts, etc) in order to provide an effective counterbalance to the Democratic party. Meghan can be an integral part of this metamorphosis, so I welcome her ideas and I intend to read her book.

    April 10, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  22. Richie

    Only for the rich!

    April 10, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. Molly

    Good for her!

    April 10, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  24. RT

    She already appears to a quantum leap ahead of Sarah Palin as far as intelligence and honesty are concerned.

    April 10, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  25. Dave

    Okay, she is really trying to string her 15 minutes out. She is nothing new and exciting. She's a moderate....big deal. There are a bunch of them that are more interesting and qualified to listen to.

    April 10, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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