June 11th, 2008
05:04 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain daughter writing children's book

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(CNN) - Meghan McCain, daughter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, is trying her hand at being a children's author.

The publishing giant Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that McCain, 23, will write a children's book about her famous father set to be published during the first week of September - the same week as the Republican Party's national convention in Minneapolis.

"I am truly excited about the opportunity to write a children’s book about my father, who is not only a fantastic dad, but also a great American," McCain said in a statement. "This book will offer children the unique opportunity to see the character building events that happened over his lifetime, experiences that led up to his current bid to become the future President of the United States."

Simon & Schuster said it will donate a portion of the proceeds from the book to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that aids military personnel and veterans who have brain injuries.

Meaghan McCain has already drawn attention for her writing this year - her campaign blog became a primary season phenomenon.

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soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Obama Yes We Can

    She needs money since her Mother is so broke but and to think it isnt all going to this charity for this Bush/Cheney" the Oil M egas Republican war they started "Those crooked creeps .

    June 11, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  2. Kick Hillary to the Curb

    YES SHANNON GET READY! She has the right to vote for her own father but he seems out of touch with reality.

    June 11, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  3. Chris, IL

    Don't forget to mention the Keating Five scandal, the sharing of valuable information with the enemies while a POW, his first marriage, and the 100 year war.

    June 11, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. Sebastian

    We don't care about his daughter CNN.

    June 11, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. Michelle

    I wish her the best of luck.

    By the way, her dad's REAL AGE is 63.7 years, according to Newsweek.

    June 11, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  6. Cowgirl West for Obama

    Who cares what about this Unjust War?

    June 11, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. Paul C. Palmetto Bay, FL

    Maybe she can read some to daddy... Be careful with the big words.

    June 11, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  8. Fairness and Unity

    Laura and Jena just finished a children's book. I wonder if that is where she got the idea...

    June 11, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  9. Shane, FL

    This is funny, because all the people who say "Why is this news?" would be saying "That proves that she's a caring, thoughtful lady" if Michelle Obama were to write a children's book.

    Glad to see that Meghan is doing something positive.

    June 11, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  10. NW

    good for her to make money out of it but not good for American people at large. Bacause that's got nothing to do with me whether McCain has some sort of experience but the question is.. Will that be the true and the kind of experiences this country needs? Hope so.. because that's what we getting tired of; the kind of experience which we expect a different result but instead we ended up with the same kind of results in Washington, again and again getting tired of it. We need a different direction. Don't you people understant that?? New ideas, new ways of handling things in Washington. Amen!

    June 11, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Hmmm looks like Meghan's taking a leaf out of Jenna's book…

    June 11, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  12. A Hard Working White Woman for Obama

    I suppose the two beautiful little Obama girls should write a children's book that's really written by children and not Republican partisans who want to use it to help an old war mongerer continue the Bush legacy.

    Remember, people, the same people who run (ruined) the government now will continue business as usual under a McCain administration.

    June 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  13. Ratgurl

    Why is this considered "Ticker" news???

    June 11, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  14. Brian

    And just what is she going to teach the kids?
    OH...may daddy's favorite song is "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran." And my daddy says that getting our troops out of Iraq is "not too important".
    My daddy also believes that we should be in Iraq for "100 years". My daddy is going to work to get Roe VS. Wade overturned and take away another victory that women have won. MY daddy will also work to get more U.S. jobs outsourced to other countries.

    June 11, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  15. cole

    Wow, she's hot.

    Vote for her over her father.

    June 11, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  16. Shawn Petriw

    Does this count as a political contribution by Simon & Schuster?

    June 11, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  17. pam Eugene OR

    Really, I have at add to "the who cares"? Come on CNN, try to stay on track with the issues!
    John McCain's life is not good material for a children"s book. Yes, he was a hero and I thank him for that but no, I do not him to be my President.

    June 11, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  18. Zman.Indianapolis,IN

    Aint she hot?

    June 11, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  19. DenverGirl

    Whatever! These people are so pathetic! They will do anything for a buck and now they're starting to taint the youth!?!?!??! Thats worse than Oreilly's book for the youth!

    June 11, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  20. Mike

    McCain has a daughter?

    June 11, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. scot

    Wow.........Just like the I got a crush on Obama story, the only topic in this is that she maybe a first daughter.

    June 11, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  22. Mo


    June 11, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  23. Former Hillary Supporter

    What a beautiful Presidential daughter we will have.

    June 11, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  24. mark

    My Daddy is a good Daddy. Tell you're mommy and Daddy to vote for my Daddy!

    The characters should be a cute little chameleon.

    June 11, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  25. Mac Attack

    Actually, McCain son is fighting in Iraq. One of the few politicians who has a child over in Iraq. Yet, the liberal media doesn't mention this at all.. I wonder why...

    June 11, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
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