April 10th, 2009
01:08 PM ET
9 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. I laugh at Limbaugh daily

    Megan will sell lots of books if they have pics. Lets all call Rush today,on so called "open line friday" and tell him off like the caller the other day. Flood his phone lines and make snerdly go crazy.

    April 10, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  2. Norom

    Fair is Fair April 10th, 2009 11:35 am ET

    @ best sellers list:

    I challenge you to go find an unabridged dictionary and look up the word "fascist".

    Here is the third entry from dictionary.com. I do believe this fits the Bush administration, not Obama. Or were you reading the FOX news dictionary?

    3. a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.

    April 10, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. rick,alabama

    I think her and Palin should make a run at it together.I think this McCain has a better chance.

    April 10, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. John

    I just have to laugh when Republican apologists like Meghan McCain make a point of claiming to be "..personally attacked when I invited political discourse..."

    If there ever was a group that exploited and celebrated the status of being victims, its today's Republicans.

    April 10, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. Dave

    Please, more wisdom is need from uber-rich socialites with no life experience. This art history major with her expansive mental capacity and set of life long accomplishments shall lead us out of the wilderness, and none too soon. Behold her mighty hand...

    April 10, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Paul

    Robin April 10th, 2009 11:42 am ET

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

    I've worked in medical research and business my entire career with women with all of those traits and to be honest, I wouldn't let MM serve coffee one of our group meetings just to save her from embarrassing herself.

    April 10, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  7. best sellers list

    I will buy her book and more ammo too.Im ready for the right wing extremists to make their move.

    April 10, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  8. Tristan

    Born obscenely wealthy, getting richer. She is a Republican.

    April 10, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    She has not said anything yet that amounts to beans and she stuck up for Palin.s spreading all that hate /lies so what does that tell us the Mc Cains need some more $$$$$$ in their war chest ?
    Go away Megan or wise up you are fallowing a dead elephant and it smells real bad.

    April 10, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  10. Matt

    If she calls herself Republican one more time, I think I'm going to die of laughter....

    April 10, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  11. SHIRLEY "60"

    As a liberal I would certainly rather read what she has to say than failing, lying, Palin.

    April 10, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  12. Biased

    Good for her. If some of the other people who are signing book deals on the left can do it, why is it so terrible for someone on the right to do the same? Is the hatred thrown her way in some of these posts signifying what the new Obama change in tone represents? Is it just continued bashing only coming from the opposite side?

    April 10, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. Typical Republican!

    I love how all of you Republicans blasted President Obama for the money he made on his books but you hypocrites support this little nobody brat for her book deal.

    Yeah....you call yourself smart? Let's see there is a DIFFERENCE between this Ice Princess Jr. (like her mother) and our accomplished, intelligent President!

    April 10, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    Make syou wish you had rich, famous parents doesn't it? I mean, that's apparently the pre-requisiste for having an opinion that the media will shove down everyone's throat and being able to land book deals for books that will utlimately really be written by someone other than yourself.

    April 10, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    @ norom:

    "a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues without ethical or legal restraints goals of expansion".

    Sounds much like the Obama administration to me. Put away your crayons, now.

    April 10, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  16. Jerimiah

    Is this a coloring book or water colors?

    April 10, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  17. Dee

    Baby McCain book, "Babie is RNC Baby of The Year". $$$,$$$, Sitimulis Dollar's!

    April 10, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  18. JonDie

    Fascinating. I can't wait for Brittany, or Sarah, or Paris, or whatever McCain's first name is, to write a tell-all.

    April 10, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  19. RMcArthur

    Laughable... Who wants to buy a book from a failed Presidential candidate's daughter that happens to be a liberal?

    April 10, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  20. Frozone

    Five bucks says it's a cook book.

    April 10, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  21. Lilly

    I was a Republican for 24 years. Switched to Independent eight years ago and voted for Obama in the last election. I believe Meghan is an intelligent young woman that maybe those out in the far right should start listening to and perhaps they will stop being irrelevant. The Republicans need more reasonable people in their party to start speaking out. People like Limbaugh, Coulter and Bachman gives Republicans/conservatives a bad name.

    Go Meghan! I would love to hear what you have to say.

    April 10, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  22. RH

    Sickening. Richie's right – only for the rich. One of daddy's crooked corporate buddies will buy up every copy. Who's really interested in reading this princess' drivel?

    April 10, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  23. opedanderson

    The incredibly sexist comments here and on any posting re. Palin show that the so-called liberal minded folks out there have a real problem with strong women.

    Remember how they devoured one of their own named Hillary?

    They have nothing but praise for the "strong, intelligent" Michelle Obama but notice how she has embraced the traditional role of First Lady. Which is a dinosaur belonging to another era of female oppression.

    No, I am not a radical feminist or a Republican or a rightwing nut or a supporter of Palin. I am a man who sees the death of objective journalism in America......

    April 10, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. Joseah

    And yet another useless book... what can she contribute, unless she's trying to find for a man to date. I mean really, she's sufferning from 'dumb blonde' syndrome.

    April 10, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. kcl

    "Meghan McCain reportedly inks major book deal" YA THINK????

    April 10, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
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