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. george nganga

    It is one thing to have wolves fighting dogs;but to see two wolves fighting EACH OTHER? That is a new one! So some in the family sees nothing wrong with the family so much as to fight other members of the family who not only think there is a problem but also gives suggestions as to how to go about fixing them.
    Dysfuctional family is the one that functions DANGEROUSLY!

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Joshua College Station Texas

    Ingraham and other mouthpieces in the Republican party are jealous of the attention Meghan is receiving and fearful of the potential popularity of her ideas, so they want to bring her down so she doesn't destroy what they stand for.

    The problem with traditional Republican ideals is, they all come back to money, and placing the pursuit of wealth above all else. But such a foundation is hollow and was always bound to fail. From the beginning we learned that those who set their hearts upon riches will eventually fail. Meghan is more of a humanist and a populist, and she believes in putting people first (to what degree she understands this about herself is not yet clear, but it doesn't matter). This is a progressive position for Republicans and will always be more effective with voters.

    A new Republican platform that is genuinely more people focused has the potential to compete with Democratic party ideals. All else they have traditionally stood for has now been demonstrated to be forfeit, and will continue to fail.

    March 16, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Paul, Seattle

    Meghan McCain is great.

    March 16, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. D Va.

    Why is Laura so interested in Meagan's body anyway. Maybe she should just stick to her stick-friend Ann Coulter. Now there is a woman.

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

    Maybe Meghan McCain will finally figure out that Republicans are often not very nice.

    I'm baffled by people who admire the likes of Dr. Laura, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck et al. They're just mean. Not insightful, not analytical–just plain mean. But I guess a lot of people are looking for ways to make themselves feel superior.

    March 16, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Libby, Reston, VA

    Like Laura Ingraham has a sense of humor?? I am not a fan of hers, nor of the Republican party generally, but it's good to see a young person out there getting involved, writing daily and telling the Rush Limbaughs, Ann Coulters and Laura Ingrahams of the world that they are out of touch with young voters. Clearly, these pundits are having a hard time getting the message!

    Good for you, Meghan!

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

    At least she knows what she is!!! Now, shut up fatty!

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

    It's unreasonably optimistic of Ms. McCain to expect civilized behavior of Ingraham, isn't it? But McCain's reaction is right on in so many ways:

    1) Someone's physical characteristics aren't fair game in this kind of debate. McCain is always beautifully groomed and appropriately dressed. Her appearance shows respect for her audience and should command the respect OF her audience.

    2) McCain is sending a strong message to the young women of America by not getting sensitive or mincing words about her appearance. She uses the f-word casually with a kind of self-acceptance that we all should admire. "So I'm fat. It's not all I am; it's not even most of what I am. And it has nothing to do with what I say."

    You go, Megan. I'm a far-lefty who will never agree with your politics, but you've earned my respect as a human being. More people like you would give us some hope to have a reasoned discourse in this country.

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

    Meghan, YOU GO GIRL!!

    March 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Angie in PA

    Im Beginning to like Meghan Mccain More and More seems shes even Fed up With the Republican Party hahahah

    March 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Ian Minneapolis, MN

    I have great respect for Megan McCain. I think she has a very bright future ahead of her.

    March 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. C. Smith

    I think that Laura Ingram has "run out" as far as I'm concerned. I would say that her "teasing" of Megan McCain sounds like that of a 3rd grader, but that would be an insult to 3rd graders everywhere.

    March 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. Interested in MO

    Isn't that one of the mantras of the right-wing hacks?
    Say something nasty and offensive, and then claim that "it was only a joke, you're too thin-skinned".
    Still doesn't work.

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

    Most Repubs impress me as just disgusting human beings with sour souls, but I'm liking Meghan McCain more and more everyday. She actually seems like a decent person (I wonder how long she can actually make it in the Republican party then?).

    March 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  15. Michael M. Noonan

    Well, it is clear she has never entered a gym, isn't it?

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

    Meghan, I don't care what she says about you... You're still hot!!!

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

    Laura Ingram is stunningly man-ish.

    Oops. Sometimes the medicine you force upon others tastes like poo. Sorry Laura.

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. dumbocrat alert

    Meghan, will you and your father PLEASE get out of the republican party !!

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  19. Cynthia, NJ

    I did not vote for her father, but I like this girl.

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  20. jerry

    Good for you Meghan. Hold your ground. Democrats and Republicans both need to understand compromise is the only way for the country to be successful. Too far left or to far right serves only a pathetic little slice of the electorate.

    And last, I discharge stool with more intelligence than that twit Laura Ingraham.

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  21. babs

    I love it when they fight amoung themselves. Comedy gold.

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  22. earle

    vulgar, just plain vulgar.

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  23. khif

    wow I really like this Repub lol I'd totally back her. at least she REALLY tells it like it is.

    March 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. adprnews1

    miss mccain wil the be future of the republican party– shes got the right ideas. and i think shes gorgeous. good for her for standing up for herself!

    March 16, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. Big Ed

    I don't agree with her father, but I respect and agree with Meghan on a lot of things. She's an attrractive young lady with a good mind and a strong sense of self. She's a winner in my book. and Ingraham can kiss my fat $%^ as well!

    March 16, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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