March 17th, 2009
05:24 AM ET
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'Kiss my fat ass,' says Meghan McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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. RickM

    Sorry Meghan if you put yourself out there to comment on politics you're fair game.

    I will grant you that it wasn't one of Ms. Ingram's finer moments but you gain far more letting Elizabeth Haselbeck and others like her defend you rather than taking a cheap shot back at your accuser.

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

    I'm beginning to like her more and more.

    March 16, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. Joshua College Station Texas

    Good for you Meghan.

    It's becoming obvious that the Republicans are tying themselves off from their next generation. They are totally out of touch with them and do not understand them or the world they live in.

    'Satire' is code for, "it's ok for me to insult you". So I say to Meghan, give it right back to her! She can give it out, but can she take it? Ingraham can't have it both ways.

    Actually, I say, stay above the pettiness of Ingraham. Move on with your productive, progressive ideas and opinions. Don't let the entrenched, regressive, negative ways of the old schoolers pull you down!

    March 16, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. Darian

    Seems like Lara Ingraham has gotten her behind handed to her by an unlikely individual. I especially loved with Ingrahm tried to play off the situation as if Mega McCain was being too sensitive. Sure your war Mrs. Ingram. Seems like Megan McCain has more to offer than being just the daughter of a senator/presidential candidate. It's good that she seems willing to have dialogue among people who shares different idealogical beliefs than she does. Good for her!!

    March 16, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. Reality Check

    I like Megan more and more all the time.

    March 16, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. dmg

    Oh,well. Here we go, wonder how long this will last?

    March 16, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. phoenix86

    Meghan, please go away.

    March 16, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. TW

    I love a good cat fight. It distracts from the Limbaugh debacle the GOP has to deal with. Really, the GOP needs to find the new William Buckley to rescue its party. Otherwise, children such as Rush and Megan will keep it forever meaningless.

    March 16, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. Its more flat then Fat!

    I will kiss it!

    March 16, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. BudInTexas

    Hey Laura, you are a skinny moron!

    Oh, lighten up. Can't you take a little teasing...............

    March 16, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. MICK in MESA

    Ingraham pokes a stick in McCain's eye and says McCain should lighten up? Jeez, these old school repugs are absolute idiots.
    What pearls of conservative wisdom is next from these old GOP geezers – We should cut taxes on the rich and freeze government spending to end the financial crisis and just say a prayer for all the unemployed rather than extend unemployment benefits?

    March 16, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. Independent Voter

    ingram needs to keep her pig mouth shut!!

    March 16, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. jim

    I love this girl! I think she's hot and she's awsome and she actually has great common sense! She has a lot of potential to lead the republican party I just hope she doesn't because I hate the republicans and don't want to be tempted to vote for them. I really wish she would switch to being a democrat.

    March 16, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. RAG

    Laura Ingram was called out and pawned by McCain. Good for Megan.

    March 16, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  15. Florida Dude

    Ingraham meant what she said and Meghan meant what she said. The great thing is that Meghan won't back down from her words like a stooge. Go get 'em Meghan. It's time people start working with common sense and not party platform....That includes the Democratic and Republican party.

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

    Here we go. Look everyone is entitled to a say, But whem megan mccain starts blabbing about poltics, she only makes herself look like a fool. First off. The liberals need to be more down to earth with republican's. Their to worried about what the young idiot's think. Democracy is not based on star power, and who is cooler. It's about running a country, and taking care of it's people.

    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)

    March 16, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  17. Kris D., Toronto

    I don't think she's fat, she's actually very pretty and apparently very intelligent. If women like Megan are the future of the party, I'm thrilled.

    If people like Laura and Rush are the future, well then I'll just keep supporting Democrats.

    March 16, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  18. Peggy

    Typical, let's make offensive comments about someone's appearance, and when that person is actually offended, call it satire or teasing. Sounds like Ingraham has been following the Howard Stern method of commentary.

    March 16, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. chelle

    Typical conservative "personality"!! Slamming people insteading of having an actual discussion about something. Calling someone fat is NOT SATIRE, nor is it teasing..... It is simply trash-talking. If you disagree with her blog, then debate the points, otherwise keep your opinions to yourself.

    March 16, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Meghan –

    If the RepubliKKKans don't want you any more, there's room for you here in the Democratic Party. Unlike Laura Ingraham, we don't judge people by the color or size of their skin.

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

    Megan. Go. Go Go.

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  22. Phil

    I love Meghan McCain! Way to go, and way to call out the superficiality of these radio hosts.

    As for Ingraham's question of whether you can accept satire....

    Well, as much as we'd love to cast your opinion off to the wayside as the excrement that it is, we have seen that if not careful, radio hosts become de facto leaders of major parties.

    P.S: Laura Ingraham – Ann Coulter called & she said to stop stealing her act.

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  23. Tom Kaye

    Oh . . . the right wing talk hosts are only "teasing" when they attack liberals or anyone else who doesn't tow the line.

    I see . . . it's only good natured ribbing!

    Anyone who listens to Hannity, Coulter, Limbaugh, et al know exactly what they mean.

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  24. liz

    Ingraham seriously cannot understand that saying someone is unworthy because they are overweight is offensive? If it is so funny then is she calling Rush a fat drug addict? After all, it is FUNNY isn't it?

    Republicans love mocking those who disagree with the far right, but then if anyone criticizes their politics they are "attacking" poor innocent conservatives, like when people so unfairly questioned the qualifications of a vice Presidential candidate...

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  25. JD

    The victimization of America continues. I'm a victim, you're a victim, they're a victim....GET OVER IT!!! Ms. McCain shot her own argument down when, in her response, she said "I was LIKE". That is a valley-girl response. Ingraham was right!

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
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