[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.
It's not necessarily what Ingraham says...she is just flat out offensive as a person.
Troublesome for the Republicans. Pundits fighting with pundits. Especially troubling – attacking one who even suggests a reach out across the aisle. Queue death knell.
Meghan rocks. She is a young republican with a voice and an audience. I think she has a future in the party of Abe Lincoln. She should be looking to expand her audience and reach more of the younger republicans through cable. Alot of young people are getting sick of watching old man Maher run his mouth, they could use a fresh voice that is more in touch with what MOST of the country feels like.
It seems that Ms. McCain is seeing how disgusting her father's party is and can be when they feel threatened by someone with a brain.
She's not a "political writer on a blog," she's a blogger, like about ten million other fools. (Looks like it's time for me to start mine.)
And acting like Tyra. Yeah, that's what I call aiming high.
Ingraham has a point, though. Meghan really is low quality.
I'm NOT a Republican, but this woman is 1,000% more impressive than Sara Palin!
this is news?? wow. good work cnn
I say, "Good for Meghan!" for speaking out in response to those rude and nasty comments. Ingraham is just another shock jock Rush wanna-be. That is not satire; it's prejudice. I'm glad Meghan called her out on it.
Ms. McCain....you go girl!! Don't let anyone make you think less of yourself for standing up for what you believe in.
I'm really starting to like this chick.
Meaghan is practically the only member of the GOP with two brain cells to rub together. Keep it up MM, and you are so not fat!
Laura Ingraham doesn't know the meaning of satire....unless you are talking about her life.
Did you ever notice how conservatives always whine that they're being "misunderstood" when they stuff their hoof in their mouth. These are the folks who demand that others take persnal responsibility for their actions.
Ingraham and Limbaugh, what a pair to draw to. LOL
Good for you, Meghan! Maybe there is hope for Republicans, after all...
MEGAN,,,,,,,,,,,,UNLESS SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO HEAR ,,,,,,,,,,,,,ARE YOU ALWAYS GOING TO SPOUT OFF YOUR VULGAR MOUTH,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I WISH INGRAHAM HAD OF SHOT BACK THAT "SHE COULDN'T DO THAT IF IT LOOKED ANYTHING LIKE HER FACE"
Before it is all over, Meghan McCain will once again, change her political affiliation either back to being an Independent or yes, a democrat. She is learning quickly that when dealing with the republicans if you actually have an opinion that is different you will be treated like a step child. Maybe Meghan is picking up where her dad left off when he was actually a Maverick. I am not a fan of the McCains, but good for Meghan for fighting back and not just going with the status quo!
If Laura Ingraham thinks it's not offensive to comment on someone's weight, then she's got even less sense thank I previously imagined.
"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. "
Ad hominem attacks are not "teasing". Ingrahm needs a time out.
I can't believe that Ms. Ingraham said it was teasing. Is she a third grader? I know, it's an attempt at a CYA! Wait a minute, is this entire discussion about butts?
I would listen to Laura Ingraham over Megan McCain anyday of the week. Megan is a flightly spoiled rich kid who has nothing to do with her time. She does not have a glue how the real world operates. It was perfect for her to be on "THE VIEW", another show full of air heads.
Love you Meghan!
Good for you Maghan!!!!
Laura Ingraham is an ugly, moronic, sleazy, self-hating, trailer trash hag. Was that too severe, Laura? Get over it! Can't you take satirical teasing?
Sorry to say so but Ms McCain, you are acting like a spoiled brat.
The best dig was when Meaghan McCain said she "had never heard of Laura Ingraham."