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. barbara

    I agree with Laura. This young lady needs to lighten up. She disrespects her family when she shows that she has no self control. We must keep our opinions in check now adays less we offend.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Jack - DSM, Iowa

    Laura Ingraham now says she was "just teasing"? Please. She is being called on the carpet by Republican women for being a hypocrit and is trying to back track.

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. alex

    Sure you were 'teasing', Laura! It's not good to tease someone's weight, but since you seem to think so, why haven't you teased Limbo? Maybe some needs to tease your cotton candy hair!

    March 16, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Margot

    As a life long Democrat I have one thing to say, "You go Meghan!!!" This is a very intelligent young woman who will change the face of the Republican party. She is proof-positive that you can be for less government and not be a self-centered, arrogant, uneducated, narrow-minded jerk. All the Limbaughs, Ingrahams and Coulters need to watch their backs because soon there will be a new sheriff in town.

    March 16, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. carlo

    I'm a Democrat, but I must say I like her! Hate her ideology, but like her. She's got moxie.

    March 16, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. joeybagofdonuts

    She is NOT a Republican!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Stay Active

    Meghan McCain shows that a bright independent woman can voice the only oposition to her own party. I commend her for that. As far as the fat comment from Laura Ingram, I hope she never has to worry about her weight. And if she does, the people around her will support her.

    Why some are people so mean?

    Obama 08,12

    March 16, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Robin

    I like conservative talk radio, but I do not like Laura Ingram or Rush Limbaugh.

    Stick with Mike Gallagher and Glenn Beck.

    March 16, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  9. Sonia

    Good for Meghan...Laura needs to get a makeover..she is really overdue..maybe she'll sound more like a woman than a man..she is just jealous at this beautiful WOMAN..quit showing your hostility towards young beautiful women...or maybe she turned you down for a date...

    March 16, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. WhoCares?

    Ingraham is pure evil. She and Coulter will host their own show in Hell.

    March 16, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. Dallas Gal

    WOW. I am liking Miss McCain more and more.
    She is exposing thoughtless criticism...Coulter's relentless idiocy and now this, a tasteless attack from another female political commentator.
    Our president doesn't talk down to us, we are expected to act like informed and conscientious adults...more people should follow that example, just as Meghan is doing.

    March 16, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Dave G

    Meghan McCain has become the new leader of the Republican party.

    March 16, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. WhoCares?

    Ingarham is pure evil. She and Coulter make such a wonderful duo that girls should look up too.

    March 16, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  14. bkrane/pgh

    Compromise from a Republican?

    Maybe the Northern Lights are too bright!

    March 16, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. Frost

    Man, I love it when the republicans eat their own.

    March 16, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Veteran in Kansas

    Go get'em Meagan...................................

    March 16, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. Deborah

    How typical of the conservative right. When they have nothing substantive to say, they resort to personal attacks. When they are called on it, they say that they're only kidding, and lay the blame back on the person they attacked. Is it any wonder that they've lost power?

    March 16, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. a southern bell

    I AM A DIE HARD DEMOCRAT BUT THIS YOUNG LADY HAS A

    FUTURE IF SHE DOESN'T SELL OUT LIKE HER FATHER. WE

    NEED TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS. DEMOCRATS HAVE SLACKED

    PLENTY. MANY OF THE DE REGULATIONS THAT ALLOWED THE

    BUSH MOB TO PILLAGE OUR ECONOMY WERE PUT IN PLACE

    BY BILL CLINTON.

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  19. barbara

    I agree with Laura. This young lady needs to lighten up. She disrespects her family when she shows that she has no self control. We must keep our opinions in check now adays less we offend. No wonder the young lady can not find a boyfriend.

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Independent

    Megan you ROCK!!!!!!! You have more courage than the entire GOP/RNC....Anytime you stand aganist radicalism, you will be attacked by the radicals

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  21. Jeff

    Note to Laura Ingraham, Meghan was just using "satire" and "teasing" when she said to kiss her rear.

    BTW if Meghan McCain shouldn't have an opinion due to her weight (by the way, no way is she fat), then why do people in the conservative movement still side with the Goodyear Limbaugh?

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  22. Bill

    Meghan may be "plus size", but she is bright and at least trying to forge a future for her party. Ingrahman, like the rest of the majority of the Republican Party, is sad, old and increasingly irrelevant.

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. Lulu

    That's the republican way–To insult and ridicule individuals they don't agree with and then when they get called out on it, call it satire.

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  24. globalgroove

    I think Laura got that valley girl line from the late Mr. Blackwell.....

    March 16, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. TerryT

    Look over here. Says the white house.

    DIVERSION ALERT.

    Change the story. Manipulate the news and the anger of Americans.

    I am starting to feel USED and DIRTY

    That isn't change its Nixon era politics ALL OVER AGAIN>

    Who have you tried to ATTACK AND DESTROY TODAY Mr. President?

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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