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. Robert in Georgia

    I'm enjoying how the Republicans have turned on themselves and are now eating their own. But isn't all this in violation of the Republican God and Idol Ronald Reagan first commandment? Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican. Nancy must be turning Ronnie over in his grave

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

    Good for Meghan, these conservs think they could say what they want, to people and think know ones gonna lash out. Please, the repigs need to get over themselves and come together.

    March 16, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Angela in Atlanta

    And that's with an apostrophe Ingraham!

    March 16, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Ernestine

    Hey Megan,

    You go girl, don't listen to what these blow hards have to say. It's great to see somebody trying to bring the party back together because it is in shambles, we need to get out the old and bring in the new bunch.

    March 16, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  5. SC

    Your mom will be so proud of you!

    March 16, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. rachel

    good for meghan!! but watch all the hypocrites who have called Hillary fat come to meghan's defense too.

    March 16, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  7. caron

    Meghan, You have my support on this one – and I'm an Obama Mama! Laura – it's easy to say you were just joking, when everyone knows that you're not – that seems something straight out of Rush's playbook!

    Laura – that comment turns off most women whose body is similar or even bigger than Meghans. So what, are all Repub women skinny? Is that the only way you can get their men to marry them? Is that why the GOP is so unhappy because they're hungry? Just wondering...

    March 16, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  8. Richard in California

    Laura Ingraham is an Ann Coulter wanna-be. Sad that anyone would aspire to spew such hateful (and frequently factually dead wrong) rhetoric. Truly one who believes the saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity."

    Attacking someone on their weight for espousing a political view contrary to one's own is the polemical equivalent of holding your breath to win an argument.

    March 16, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. Ingraham is worse then Iuus - She's A Pig

    Laura has the IG of donkey doo doo and the manners of a cockroach. I'd tell her to kiss my Repulican fat arse, except I don;t want her anywhere near me or my Republican Party. Whenever you see a personality like Ingraham ranting like this, it is becasue they have no talent; no knowkedge; and therefore nothing of substance to say. Ms Ingraham's limited knowledge of political issues would make a warthog sound like Einstein.

    March 16, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  10. McCain Supporter

    Meghan, Not only did I support your father, I support you as well. People have to talk. Look at it like this they are talking about a good subject and just letting some other poor soul rest. Keep your head up and walk tall. Walk the walk and talk the talk. You are a beautiful person inside and out and people are only jealous.

    March 16, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. Marsha

    Watch out Repubs!!! - This is the future of your party and She's bright!!! Way to go Meghan!!!

    March 16, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  12. Carl from MI

    Whether it's Rush, Laura, Ann, Bill-O the Clown or any of the other brainless conservatives in the media... they just can't help showing how STOOPID, hateful and intolerant of everyone else.

    This is the reason why they've lost big-time in the last two elections... and will keep losing more elections as well. We have these people to thank for the Republcian party becoming a casualty of evolution.

    Keep chasing those watermelons... just like the Dodo birds in "Ice Age".

    March 16, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Didn't hear any complaints when Gov. Arnold S. said Obama needs to put some meat on his "skinny legs". This is not to say I agree with name calling but how soon people forget until it happens to them.

    March 16, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. Della Isley

    John, keep your vote, we in the Republican party don't need it. We also don't need Megan McCain.

    March 16, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. Jared

    Megan is hot and for God's sake, she has the ability to think rationally. The republican party would do well to increase her visibilty and others who think along her lines.

    March 16, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Brian

    I like this Megan McCain, she's feisty.

    March 16, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. Joe in Austin

    Ingraham's remarks were neither "teasing" nor merely "a low blow". They were denigratory, impertinant and dishonest. Par for the course for the extreme republican blowhards. McCain is showing a natural political style that is both truthful and powerful. Ingraham is out of her league, and really needs to just let her betters talk.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. Cathy Brandes

    Way to go Meghan!
    I do not believe for one second Laura Ingraham meant that as "satire" she meant the comment literally and is out of line. If Laura Ingraham wants to comment on the content of Ms. McCain's comments, that's one thing but to dismiss her by calling her "plus-size" is way out of line! I for one agree with Ms McCain that Republicans need to seek ways to comprise with Democrats. We have serious problems that can be solved by working together.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  19. jim - chicago, illinois

    I am, and never will be, a Republican. But what Laura Ingraham said is totally out of line, rude and ignorant. We as members of opposing parties, can agree to disagree, fight for what we believe in, and have healthy, meaningful discourses without stooping to junior high school name calling. For Ingraham to try and claim she was teasing insults the intelligence, regardless of party. To Ms. McCain I say, YOU GO GIRL!

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  20. henry

    Whenever Ingram or Coulter get called out they fall back on the "It was only satire or humor excuse". When have either of these women ever been mistaken for a comedian or a satirist? Not a funny bone in either of them. It was an outright attack by Ingraham who tried to pull her punch so as not to offend John McCain. Now that the criticism is coming from within the Conservative party extremist like Coulter, Limbaugh, and Ingraham are feeling misplaced because they can't use their hate-speak on their own members.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. Dubliner

    It's a pity that Ms. Ingraham would choose this route of attack. She clearly is devoid of any political skills if all she can do is comment on how someone looks. It's another example of just how much the republican party is out of touch.
    The fringe elements of this country (on both sides) are being cast adrift. Horray for those of us in the middle.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  22. GO MEGHAN!

    Meghan – while I don't always agree with your views on the issues, I have come to respect you a great deal. You are a credit to young woman for standing up for yourself and for taking on some pretty nasty people. Keep making us proud and reminding us what America is all about.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. Ron

    I'm very tired of both parties thinking themselves so high and mighty and even more so when think themselves the be-all, end-all to what ever.
    Good for you Megan. While i'm not Republican, i can really respect this.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. MaryAnn

    You go Girl! Laura Ingraham can kiss mine too!

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  25. jsc

    you go meghan. i did not like the way your dad's campaign was handled, and sarah pailin was a horrific decision. but it is obvious thtat when it comes to parenting, your dad did some stuff very right.



    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
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