March 9th, 2009
05:15 PM ET
14 years ago

Meghan McCain calls Ann Coulter 'offensive' and 'insulting'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Meghan McCain takes aim at Ann Coulter in a new blog post."](CNN) - Fresh off public complaints about her own love life, Meghan McCain has a new target for her most recent gripes: conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

In a new blog post for the Daily Beast as Ann Coulter and HBO host Bill Maher are kicking off a week-long debate tour today in New York, McCain calls President Obama “the hippest politician around” and says being a Republican is “about as edgy as Donny Osmond.”

And she blasts Coulter for helping to “perpetuate negative stereotypes” about Republican women. “I straight up don’t understand this woman or her popularity,” says McCain. “I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time.”

She concedes that Coulter seems to be followed by a “cult that cannot be denied,” and was a popular headliner at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, but adds that “when your competition is a teenager who has a dream about the Republican Party and Stephen Baldwin, it’s not really saying that much.”

It’s not Coulter’s politics, says McCain - it’s her personality. “Maybe her popularity stems from the fact that watching her is sometimes like watching a train wreck,” she says.

“…Where has our extreme thinking gotten us? President Bush will go down as one the least popular presidents in history. I constantly hear stories about Republicans who previously worked for President Bush and my father feeling ostracized, unable to get jobs in D.C. right now.”

This weekend, Meghan McCain’s father, Sen. John McCain, laughed off her recent complaints over her romantic difficulties, which she blamed on his 2008 presidential bid. "I'm proud of all my children,” he said on Fox News Sunday. “Sometimes they say things that I would not do or say — that's what young people are all about."

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  1. Mr Mel

    The GOP should have had Meghan right up front during the last Presidential run. She would have helped enormously. They still wouldn't have won but at least would have shown there was youth involved in their plans. I'm no kid, but the Republicans show as the party of rich, old white guys and their country club woman. Limbaugh and Coulter are mean spirited, unpatriotic and eventually will take their party down.

    March 9, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Newly Meganized.

    This girl sure has something bigger than just "brains" between her ears. If you keep doing what you are doing right now, you will be able to rename the republican party sometime soon (a name you personally pick) and you'll be the strong, viable and progressive leader that the party currently lacks. I salute your courage MEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    March 9, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  3. Change is coming!

    Wow Meghan now that is straight talk ...... your dad use to tell it like it is...

    March 9, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
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