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. Jim

    Conservative talk show hosts will doom the Republican Party for decades to come. They preach to the choir and you don't win any converts by preaching only to the choir,

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

    I would say "that calls for another Bud" If she is this sensitive she needs to stay out of the limelight and do something constructive like mingling among the poor and impoverished people of the world and helping their cause.

    March 16, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. Jack Jodell, Minneapolis, MN

    Way to go Meghan!

    March 16, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  4. jess

    LMAO
    Wow I kind of like Megan McCain.... he is right what the heck does her weight have to do with anything?? Ingraham reminds of those vicious hih school girls who tear other girls down for no reason... Why are women so mean to other women??!

    March 16, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. WallStSk8r

    Wayne,

    Actually all your party does is judge people based on their skin color. Achievement and perserverance mean nothing to Democrats, whilst failure and mediocraty are everything! The day your party stops exploiting and victimizing ethnic and social minorities is the day the party ceases to exist.

    March 16, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. BC in NC

    More bounce to the ounce or better yet, more fun to the ton. Go get them Megan. Everyone is with you. You are a person that is few and far between and not many people like you left.

    March 16, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. Julia Byrd- Hayden Idaho

    Soundls like good republican strategy to me, build the party by creating a hero that disagrees with everything the rest of the world find despicable, in the losing republican party.

    March 16, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. Are you serious????

    Seriously Folks! Seriously CNN!!!

    I know this kind of news sells! I wish I lived 100 years ago when things like this would have been called what it is: "Garbage"!

    Are you worried that MSNBC or TMZ put this on and people leave your site to go there to see this kind of Garbage?

    For God Sake CNN, start reporting the news – better yet, I will start my own website that report real news!

    Kiss my fat brain!

    Max Dare

    March 16, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. William

    Hey John, next time hire your daughter for VP and you might have a chance in Hell of winning. At least somebody in the family has an ounce of introspection and isn't running around crying "Gas Tax Holiday" and "the fundamentals of our economy are strong".

    March 16, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  10. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    Who's Laura Ingrahm?

    March 16, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Wes

    As Joy said on the view, "you can lose weight but you can't lose ugly". That message was for YOU Laura.

    March 16, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. Sujith, NE

    Must say – she has brains for a republican ! Kudos !

    March 16, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  13. WhoCares?

    Think about who a young lady like McCain has to look up to as a political woman.

    Ingaham, Coulter and Palin

    vs.

    Clinton, Obama, Maddow.

    Just come over from the Dark Side McCain. We treat women as women...not as contempous loud-mouths and political tools.

    March 16, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. Just my 2 pennies

    I don't know about you guys but Meghan looks good to me. There is something not "surgical" about all of her. Extremely wholesome in looks and comments too. To some of us, she is"PHAT" which is a much desired state. Looking good, Meghan!!

    March 16, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  15. Joe

    Memo to Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, et.al:

    At most, you have 20 million listeners/viewers. The other 280 million Americans think you're insane. Keep acting like this and you will truly turn this into a 1-party country.

    March 16, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  16. David Pearson

    Go get 'em Megan.

    March 16, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. WhoCares?

    "John, keep your vote, we in the Republican party don't need it. We also don't need Megan McCain."

    Ya, Just keep moving more and more right while playing victim.

    That's worked wonders for your party.

    March 16, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. Neel

    staunch democrat to meghan... you should drop the repubs and come party with us

    March 16, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  19. Judith

    Megan: just keep on. Congratulations !!!

    March 16, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  20. love the big ones.

    MUAH!

    March 16, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. Desmond

    Congratulations, Meghan McCain. Just do not stoop to Ingraham's levels.

    CHEAP NASTINESS IS " INGRAHAMED" in the hearts of so many sad Republicans!

    March 16, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. david Armendale, SF, CA

    refreshing to find a REpub who tells it like it is, rather than all those like Ingraham and other FOX NOISE types who tell it like it isn't. God Bless Mehgan McCain!

    March 16, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. carpetbeetle

    Keep up the good work Meaghan. YOU, are the future of the Republican Party.

    March 16, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Lori

    This is probably one of the only Republicans that I actually respect. Meghan is the true maverick of that family! And she supports our President. Way to go Meghan!

    March 16, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  25. KMAN

    Laura Ingraham is a skinny and somewhat attractive shrew .. where as MM is a fresh young voice and she just happens to look great ... she is not fat and super models are not ideal role models!

    March 16, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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