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. J

    Miss McCain is completely right. Satire or not, what does her weight have to do with the quality of her opinions?

    March 16, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. Alan

    you go, girl

    March 16, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Elizabeth

    I agree! I'm not a follower of either of these women's respective media outlets, but to resort to attacking someone's appearance or personality instead of sticking with the issues is just childish and brings a very ugly dimension to any discourse.

    Besides, Meghan is a beautiful woman. (And, this is beside the point, but I would hardly call her 'fat'!) To ridicule her figure is to send a negative message to many, many girls, women and men that only size 2 is acceptable–and that's not a good message!

    March 16, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Lotta Muni

    Ingraham needs to deal with a swift boot up the keister.

    March 16, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. Robin

    I LOVE HER AND I'M A DEMOCRAT!!!!!

    March 16, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. TerryT

    And let the kind gentle left show how understanding and loving to others they are.

    Excuse me I was just chocking on the hypocrisy of how many on the left being kind to people they politically disagree.

    Those that are not of your left leaning politics are moronic monsters correct?

    Change you can scratch your head over.

    March 16, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. In Houston, TX

    From the moment she spoke out against Coulter, to her appearance on the Rachel Maddow show, to this incident with Laura Ingrham, Meghan McCain is proving that she is not Republican. She is articulate, intellegent and her arguments seem to be grounded in reason and fact. That alone proves that she is not a Republican at heart.

    March 16, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  8. Theresa

    You go girl! I'm a Democrat all the way. But let me tell you this... It's women like Meghan with a level head on her shoulders instead of a giant chip that could possibly save the Republican party. I'd rather see it die a slow and painful death.

    Laura Ingrahm is a sorry excuse for an American and a woman saying things like that about McCain. Attacking her weight?? Typical Republican behavior...

    March 16, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  9. LB Fla

    Alright Megan McCain!!!! I love watching the repub ones eating themselves alive. While I can't stand her father, Megan is one tough cookie. I want to see her go after Limpballs and Hannity next!

    March 16, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  10. Kevin Van Amburgh

    I'm liking Meghan McCain more and more each day. And yeah, there are a lot of good-looking plus size women. I like girls who aren't afraid to eat.

    March 16, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  11. Jeanie, NY

    I'm not a Republican but I'm with Meagan, you go girl. Tell them to take a long walk off a short pier. How dare they comment on your weight because they don't agree with you.

    Meagan for Prez 2032.

    March 16, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  12. Lori, Houston Texas

    You Go, Girl! Keep doing' what you're doin'! Any young person who has an interest, whether it be writing, painting, medicine etc... is more valuable to America than a old person sitting behind a microphone spewing hate. Laura Ingrahm's job is to be the female version of Rush Limbaugh to attract women to the mysoginist party. Meghan Mccain's dad didn't get my vote, but Meghan sure does. Our country's future is brighter because of young people like Meghan who writes from her heart, not from Republican talking points. I'm one democratic voter who is glad to see another viewpoint emerging from the Republican Party. Thanks, Meghan and best of luck in your future!

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

    Meghan needs to leave the RepubliCult!!

    March 16, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  14. Objective thinking

    Well I think Meghan McCain is cute.

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

    Wow i really like this McCain. ahahahaah. John. take note u could of won if u told the right wing of your party the same thing. They all need to get over there BS and better then everybody else mind.

    March 16, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. BURNS

    GO GIRL SPEAK YOUR MIND-YOU HAVE A MORE INTELLIGENT
    MIND THAN THOSE OUT THERE WHO HAVE NO MINDS,JUST
    TRASH TO SAY ABOUT ANYONE---GET EM GIRL–THEY ARE
    BOTTOM FEEDERS.------–

    NAM VET NH

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

    Wow.. these Republicans really do eat their young. Meghan seems to be one of the only rational bright spots in the whole party, and what's scary is how the conservative right radio seems to still hold on to a completely backward approach and perspective on the real world, while having such influence on their base.

    March 16, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  18. K. Lee

    Way to go Meghan!!! We need more young people like yourself to speak your mind! Although i'm not a Democrat or Republican, everyone needs to put party aside and put country first!!! God Bless!!!

    March 16, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Jean

    It's amazing how a "concervative" changes their tune when called on an obviously snotty remark. Suddenly Laura Ingraham is now a satirist. I say good for Meghan McCain. She calls it like she sees it. I am an Obama supporter all the way, but cheering for the only voice of reason coming out of the Republican party. Loved Meghan calling out the other over the top obnoxious female voice of the Republican party, Ann Colture. Can't wait for Meghan to take on Rush. Nobody else has the guts to stand up to the bloated blow hard!

    March 16, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Jean

    It's amazing how a "concervative" changes their tune when called on an obviously snotty remark. Suddenly Laura Ingraham is now a satirist. I say good for Meghan McCain. She calls it like she sees it. I am an Obama supporter all the way, but cheering for the only voice of reason coming out of the Republican party. Loved Meghan calling out the other over the top obnoxious female voice of the Republican party, Ann Colture. Can't wait for Meghan to take on Rush. Nobody else has the guts to stand up to the bloated blow hard!

    March 16, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. Beverly, NYC

    Republican chick fight, I love it. Stand up for yourself Megan, don't let those size zero wenches talk smack, you're Mama's rich enough to buy and sell Ingraham & Coulter to the circus. If all else fails you can always become a Democrat or an Independent again, you sound to sensible to be with that other crowd. Can't cure stupid !!!

    March 16, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. Ariana

    You go girl! You need to be a dem.....

    March 16, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  23. Tom Bruce

    I'd do it in the middle of Times Square and give her a week to draw a crowd.

    March 16, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  24. Jackie in Dallas

    Ingraham needs to learn that there is a difference between satire and teasing and just flat being mean. Dismissing Meghan as a "plus-sized model' and a "Valley Girl" (and where did she get THAT - it's only 20 years + out of date!), is not satire. Nor is it is teasing. It is insulting and demeaning. It is a personal attack on Meghan, not on her political views.

    I'm not a big fan of Meghan, but I think she is clearly an out-spoken young lady, with some common sense. She doesn't pretend to agree with her father on all things, and doesn't pretend to a lot of knowledge and experience she doesn't have. She writes from her own personal experience, which, as a 58-year old woman, I find kind of cool. I don't agree with her all that much, but I spent four years in the military defending her right to say it. And she certainly makes more sense than a lot of people her age do!

    March 16, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  25. Shirley in California

    Really CNN this is getting ridiculous! You are worst than the National Enquirer. Who cares what these two worthless women have to say to or about each other if it is not politically related?

    March 16, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
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