March 17th, 2009
05:24 AM ET
13 years ago

'Kiss my fat ass,' says Meghan McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/16/art.getty.meghan.mccain.jpg caption=" Last week, Laura Ingraham mocked Meghan McCain on her radio show after the daughter of former GOP presidential nominee John McCain urged Republicans to seek compromise with Democrats."](CNN) – John McCain’s daughter Meghan has a message for conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham: “Kiss my fat ass.”

Last week, Ingraham mocked McCain on her radio show after the daughter of former GOP presidential nominee John McCain urged Republicans to seek compromise with Democrats. Ingraham called McCain “a Valley Girl gone awry” and a “plus-sized model.”

McCain, who writes about politics and her personal life for The Daily Beast, went on The View on Monday to fight back.

“What do young women think when I speak my mind about politics and I want to have a political discussion about the ideological future of the Republican Party, and the answer is, ‘She’s fat, she shouldn’t have an opinion.’ What kind of message are we sending young women?” she asked.

“It infuriates me,” she said. “I’m a political writer on a blog, and all of a sudden I’m too fat to write?”

The View’s conservative co-host, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, called Ingraham’s remarks “a low blow.”

McCain said she felt like Tyra Banks when the model “went on her show in her bathing suit and said, ‘Kiss my fat ass.’”

“That’s what I feel right now,” McCain said. “I’m like, ‘Kiss my fat ass!’”

Ingraham quickly responded to McCain once again on her show, telling McCain that she needs to learn to deal with satire and “teasing.”

“Can I say ‘lighten up,’ or is that offensive too?” Ingraham asked.


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  1. Willy G

    I guess I would ask Ms. Ingraham why she hasn't commented about Rush Limbaugh's "plus-size?"

    March 16, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Amy

    Way to go Ms. McCain!

    Ms. Ingraham, you need to learn manners! Calling someone fat is NOT satire and it's NOT funny.

    March 16, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  3. SGTBIGO

    Josh,

    Spew your Socialist propogana else where.

    March 16, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Diana NJ

    Good for you Girl... you not only speak for the women of your age... but of my old age of 65.... I am a left wing Dem, but someone like you could open me up..

    If the GOP were smart they would pick you as their NEW FACE... and conscience.... You speak for many.. and you hold the respect of many..

    March 16, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. The One

    Is this CNN's attempt to be taken seriously as a news outlet? Maybe if The National Enquirer is the competition.

    March 16, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  6. GAK

    She is lovely as is and who cares. Hilary Clinton is also lovely at a different age. And Sarah Palin, celebrated for her looks and figure, is still intellectually challenged.

    Imagine men going through this type of gauntlet. He's too short/tall–pudgy-arrogant looking-attracts hookers...

    March 16, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. The Teester

    Love ya Megan

    Coulter and Ingram together don't have half a brain

    March 16, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. ONE MAD AMERICAN

    Her fat must be coming from all that GOP Pork belly spending for 8 years.

    March 16, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. The Teester

    Love ya Megan

    Coulter and Ingram together don't have half a brain

    March 16, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. FactCheck

    Who the hell is Larua Ingraham? Seriously, I have no clue who she is. I'm guessing she's soon to be one of the contestants on VH1's Rock of Love.

    March 16, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Gigi

    I admire her. There are few 'more seasoned' (OLD) Republicans who will be honest about the GOP. Let's face it, young people have lots to say and us older folks need to listen. Few other Republicans have been on Rachel Maddow's show. This girl has guts. Nothing like the spirit of a young person!! Go Meghan.

    March 16, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. Sara

    "Sorry Meghan if you put yourself out there to comment on politics you're fair game." – She certainly is – ON HER POLITICS. Criticizing someone based on their looks only serves to show that you (the general "you", not the specific) have no worthwhile counterargument. She makes enough of her opinions known to provide plenty of fodder for criticism. Choosing instead to criticize her looks essentially means she's won the argument by virtue of your inability to provide a counter on the issue.

    March 16, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. john

    GO MEAGAN!!

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  14. karen-Phoenix

    Megan graduated from Columbia U. President Obama's almamature!
    I can see Megan going the way of Stephanie Miller(father ran with Goldwater), Ron Reagan, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower and soooo many more well educated thinkers who turned from rep to dem.

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. chuck

    This is noe cat ripe and ready for a "BOOK DEAL". Maybe a TELL ALL. Oh!!!! The Republicans are worried!!!!

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. michael

    coulter, hannity, limbaugh just a bunch of has-beens.oops that means they were actually somebody's at one time.

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  17. pointofview

    so cnn can only provide fluff pieces about obama and spends more time digging in the dirt for anything negative about repubs? is there any doubt cnn is biased?

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. Joe

    It seems that Ms. Ingraham is still stuck in the "old party" mentality. It appears that she is incapable of evolving with the thoughts and beliefs of perhaps a majority of voting Republicans, and she is out of touch with the realities of the 21st century. Ms. Mc Cain appears to be reflecting the sentiment of those Republicans who don't have their heads stuck in the sand. Wake up Ms. Ingraham, and smell the coffee!! Deal with the reality of change, and the fact that your type of thinking has few Republicans confident in their party. Kudos to Ms. McCain – she didn't whine about Ms. Ingraham's nasty comments... she shot back. It appears she hit her mark!! Get ready folks... I think Ms. McCain may just be able to help make some positive changes in an otherwise stagnant political pond.

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. katiec

    Good for Meghan.
    It looks like a republican that finally has common sense and can see the road to destruction her party is heading is being victimised by
    radical right wingers.

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. bigbill

    Hey! Is she old enough to run for president? If the Republican Party had run candidates like this, I would not have left it. Think, message and policies. The public has had enough of smear, fear, and personal attacks. In other words, they have wised up. What happened to the party?
    Palin move over, run the REAL MCCAIN.

    March 16, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. Meffy

    "Ligthen up" - A standard trolling tactic. You've all seen it, right? Goes like this:

    Vile, undeserved insult -> justly shocked reply -> "lol sorry if i got under ur skin u better grow thicker skin lololol"

    March 16, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  22. Brad

    I love the comment :
    "It really scares me to think that these idiot young voter's whom have no common sence to what's going on around them are goig to be running this country.

    It's not all about look's and star power foolish people. It's about running a country….GET A CLUE (young america)"

    Yeah, and the "adults" that ran this country the last 8 years did a "heckova job".
    If the Republicans had spent more time running the country than being afraid of those "wacky, liberal, communist, pinkos" who "hate America", and are "terrorist apologists", they might have been successful. But when your party thrives on fear and BS, you aren't going to do so well.

    March 16, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  23. Felonious Monk

    Playground Bully

    March 16, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. Fat Gramma

    Yes, saying "lighten up" in that manner is insulting. Any pun about a persons weight should never happen. Next thing you know Ingraham will be talking about Meghan's sexual orientation. . . . which is also none of her business.

    Laura Ingraham is a jerk!

    March 16, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. arithmetic is liberal

    Laura Ingraham's just jealous of a younger woman with more prescient things to say.

    So Laura "Norma Desmond" Ingraham goes on the attack. She has her face pulled tight as a drum. And like the vampire she is, Laura Ingraham attacks young, fresh, vibrant Meghan McCain.

    Funny thing is that the Republican Party only allows the "hot ones" in the spotlight, no matter how idiotic they are. Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter,... Ann's getting older and her book sales are falling. When Sarah Palin runs in 2016, no one will care because she'll be in her mid-50s.

    Meanwhile, their other women who are too old or too fat langish in the background, like Kay Bailey Hutchison.

    Yeah, Republicans aren't completely sexist at all...

    March 16, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
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