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. SPT NYC

    Meghan McCain for RNC Chair! You heard it here first, y'all.

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

    Andy J, yes it is news. What isn't news is you're retarded... you must be republican.

    March 16, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Michael

    Laura Ingraham is a pathetic woman.

    I applaud Meghan McCain!

    If we could only ship Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter, and Ingraham to antarctica.

    A man can only dream...

    March 16, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. Lush Limprick and Osama bin Laden have the same vision for America - FAILURE!

    I am really beginning to like this chick and I thought I would NEVER say that about ANY repub.

    Next time however, I suggest you amend your language young lady!

    You should state "Kiss my fat s$$, B^%&H!!

    March 16, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. Jerry

    This ... is the best CNN can do for news.

    Almost as bad as the pusilanimous interview King did with Cheney.

    March 16, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. Lilarose

    Meghan, good for you!

    Now, consider becoming a Democrat, the party of the people!

    You are thinking like a Democrat already. Just let it flow through your mind and you WILL see the light!

    I left my parent's party when I was your age and haven't looked back.

    I think your dad will understand.

    March 16, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. Tyra Banks

    You go girl!

    March 16, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. Griff............... on The Truth...

    I guess Meg is: "Positive".

    March 16, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  9. bill

    whether she's fat or extra plump-it dosen't matter. She's still over 150 pounds and should keep quiet. But hay-this is what the republicans do

    March 16, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. insanity

    McCain, you go girl!

    March 16, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Daniel, Atlanta, GA, ex-republican

    I didn't like poppa McCain, but his daughter is smart and a real person. She should run for office. I'd vote for her.

    March 16, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  12. Eleanor

    I was not a person for McCain but I like Meghan
    she has a vibrant spirit and a broad mind
    she may have a little excess weight but she is very very pretty and
    intelligent.Anyone who looks at her and sees only a bit of a weight problem is a very shallow human being and has a very narrow mind!

    March 16, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. Obama 2.0

    Meghan is spot on. Daddy ought to be proud.

    March 16, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. Sheila

    Who is she? Who does she represent? Does anyone read her"blog"? Has she made any difference in the world? What is her contribution to society? And if she has so many problems with the Republican Party, why is she in it?

    March 16, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. Dan J

    Let's hope McCain is the new face of the republican party

    March 16, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  16. Makes U Wonder

    Once again CNN gives us some hard hitting news!
    Good Lord, grow up people. Take off the diapers and get into some big boy panties!

    March 16, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  17. Eleanor

    I was not a person for McCain but I like Meghan
    she has a vibrant spirit and a broad mind
    she may have a little excess weight but she is very very pretty and
    intelligent.Anyone who looks at her and sees only a bit of a weight problem is a very shallow human being and has a very narrow mind!

    March 16, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. james

    It's more about vulgarity than anything else. You should be a lady instead acting like a democrat. Banks is a perfect example of a rude woman. She has no shame! You should. Getting on the view and acting like a fool makes you look like a Walters wanabe!

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. Michael (Nashville, TN)

    Way to go Meghan!

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. Al, NY NY

    While definitely not a fan of the GOP, she seems to be someone who can think outside the taking points of the party. As for Laura (the Ann Coulter wannabe), shut your ugly face you pig....... Don't like it? Oh it was satire. Live it with oinker

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. Maggie

    Maybe I missed the memo on this, but since when does a young lady's SIZE have anything to do with her political views? Meghan was doing the right thing, encouraging bipartisanship, and some no-good wench from the media decides she'll attract attention to herself by making tasteless comments. I say, WAY TO GO MEGHAN! We could use more people like you in the Republican party.

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. TexasLady

    Meghan McCain is a spoiled little rich girl.She over steps her intellect and the bounds of good taste. Good for Laura! Meghan needs someone to keep things in perspective for her!~

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. TX

    Here is one person in the Repulican party that is willing to have an open and honest debat and she's getting trashed by her own party!?!?!?!? Typical.

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  24. Steve

    Michael: If you are going to insult people in writing, you probably ought to use spell check. Make sence? Not to mention the appropriate use of apostrophes.

    You are right. It is not about star power or looks. I'm betting, however, that you voted twice for the "guy you'd most like to have a beer with" (like GWB would ever sit down with less than a millionaire – he had you so fooled).

    I am so glad we went with the smart one this time!

    March 16, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  25. Victor Shaw

    Way to go Meghan. The Republicans ought to realize that she is doing more to save the Republican Party from irrelevance than any of the right wing radio hosts or Congressional leadership has to date. Michael Steele has tried but he is ineffective and has an apathetic audience. That same audience will have a tougher time dismissing Meghan McCain. I gotta believe that Senator McCain is beaming with pride. Well done, Meghan!

    March 16, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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