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. GJP

    Lighten up, Laura says, she should not have made the comment in the first place, she implied because Meghan is "plus size" or any other "plus size" person shouldn't have an opinion, that was stupid for her to even make a statement such as this! Why can't people have an opinion other than yours?

    Come on Republicans, you need to wake up and support our new president.

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. Doug from OH

    I'm confused... is she a Democrat or Republican? Does she even know?

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Roy

    I CANNOT WAIT for the Bristol Palin/Meghan McCain Play-Date!!

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. lexthebomb

    Ms. McCain most certainly has a way with words. Every now and then it is good to laugh; as a matter of fact, "laugh loud, and laugh a lot".
    I'm sure Will Rogers is "rolling over in his grave", with waz happenin.

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. TJ

    Well the comment was mean, but Meghan McCain is a moron. It was funny she was on Rachel Maddow, and when Maddow asked her what to do to fix the economy this bimbo responds, "I agree with my father, you have to slashe earmarks." Hell you dumb broad earmarks are only 1% of the total budget tops! Then she replies, "I keep reading about the economy, I just dont understand." must be nice for your daddy to open his golden roledex and get you a nice posh job writing for a politically charged blog, when you dont know the first thing about economics! She means well though I give her props for that, but she is trying to give an opinion about a subject matter she is not well verused enough in............a lot like Sarah "the moron" Palin!

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Minnesotan

    Conservative talk-show hosts, like Laura Ingraham, Rush the Druggie, Sean the Fool and Bill-O the clown act more like 'enemy combatants' and traitors. It's funny that they still have any credibility at all, but then conservatives are known to avoid facts and prefer Hitler-style chants.

    March 16, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  7. Jody

    Good for Megan McCain, she is right, the neo-conservitives are not republicans! Instead of helping resolve our nations problems they just attack anyone who doesn't share their views. They are the ones who led us for the last eight years! They are not as smart as they think they are, are they? Megan Mc Caine' "You Go Girl!"You Are Right!

    March 16, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Mickie

    Isn't it ironic that Megan only speaks her mind about republicans "AFTER" her father loses the election. She's just like the two-faced republicans and now trying to make money supposedly opposing some of their views. GIVE US A BREAK – I MIGHT BE POLISH BUT I WASN'T BORN YESTERDAY!

    March 16, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. Arnold G. Burr S.R

    I'm sorry i,forgot the I.The suicide

    March 16, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. Jack

    Teasing? Isn't that what teenagers do? Laura says Meghan should "lighten up" - How about Laura "growing up?" Making fun of one's physical appearance is usually what happens when not so bright people run out of ways to attack someone. It's the verbal equivalent of punching someone when you run out of insulting things to say. Sad. I'm a Democrat but respected John McCain even though I strongly disagreed with his ideas (and his ill-advised choce for VP). But I really respect his daughter. Republicans should be listening to her if they want a future.

    March 16, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  11. BJ from PA

    She' s awesome and a beautiful girl! You go girl! Will her daddy have the stones to come to her defense?

    March 16, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. Diane Panama City Fl

    Now Ingraham wants Megan to "lighten up"? There's no room to lighten up because of her disgusting, Coulter-esque mysogynistic comments. Here's one for you to respond to Ms. Ingraham (then we'll find out who needs to lighten-up): At the end of WWII, the French shaved the heads of women like you so they could tell who had been "consorting with and giving comfort to" the Nazis.

    March 16, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. demetra

    It's really funny how the Republicans are starting to turn on each other. Are Repulicans evil or just plain old mean?! Maybe if they would have stuck to the issues instead of how people look and such, they might have had a better chance on 11-04-2008. I'm a Democrat, (obviously) And personally, I like Meghan.

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Steve

    Ingraham's comment was not made in jest. It was not satire. It was not funny. And she knows it. I think it's been years since I last heard her name. She must be desperate for publicity. And I am no fan of Ms. McCain.

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. Paula

    Laura Ingraham, in my opinion, is an Ann Coulter wannabe...say outrageous, childish, and irresponsible things in order to get attention. One must wonder what occured in their childhoods and young adult lives that created such a strange combination of insecurity and egocentricity. I say to Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, "At your age, high school behavior doesn't become you. Even in high school it's pathetic, but when adult women behave in such a way the pathetic-factor is greatly multiplied." Like an earlier comment, I too hope that Megan McCain and those like her are the future of the Republican Party. If so, there is hope; however, if the Republican Party's future depends on the mouths of Rush, Laura, and Ann, then the party and the country will suffer greatly.

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  16. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    WOW---A celebrity "cat fight,"--reminds me of a episode of Seinfield when Elaine and Cramer had a cat fight with Raquel Welch.

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  17. Carrie

    Way to go Meghan!!!! I did not vote for her Dad but I think this young woman is awesome ....I read her blog and if there is hope for the GOP it is with young people like her , not the likes of the old hate filled rhetoric of the talking heads that the far right loves.
    This young lady is beautiful just the way she is!

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  18. CF

    I'm a Democrat, but I have a lot of respect for Meghan McCain, even before this. If there were more conservatives like her, people wouldnt be so turned off by the republican party. You go girl!

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  19. Jill

    I'm a conservative, but Laura Ingraham scares me

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  20. Nicole

    Right on Megan! These vocal "voices" (more like whining) of Laura and Ann are doing nothing to help women in politics, regardless of political affiliation.

    March 16, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  21. Erick in AL

    I'm starting to like Meghan. She's only saying htat the GOP should stop being rich stuck up and stubborn, and reach out to the young, minorties, and women. They don't seem to want to expand the party, but secure their "base" and that's it. the GOP is gonna go down if they don't get it togehter and stop being the party on NO and the party of America.More pople consider themselves Democrats these days, and you wonder why? People like Ingraham, Limbaugh, FOX News, and those that are too stubborn to hear what others say.

    March 16, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. Michael-TX

    Where is Cindy McCain (aka the Stepford Wife), shouldn't she be supporting her daughter thru all this. Guess we now know with whom the Stepford Wife sides with, the Laura Ingrams and Michelle Malkins and Ann Coulters of the the world (those 3 remind me of an old fable, something about 3 witches........)

    March 16, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  23. J.Crobuzon

    It's not 'teasing.' This is deadly serious. They want to get the votes to control our poor half-wrecked country again, and they will even rip up their former candidate's daughter if she goes against Rush's plans.

    March 16, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  24. JT

    YOU GO GIRLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obama will be proud of you.

    March 16, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  25. Lori from MO

    I'm a Dem but Meghan McCain rocks. I don't agree with her on everything (ok, most anything), but at least she addresses the issues without being hateful, petty & mean (Ingraham, Coulter, Rush). Why would weight even come into the discussion? L.I. had nothing of substance to say so she resulted to name calling. How sad. That's part of why the Repubs are in such trouble now, they don't address/acknowledge the issues; rather they keep trying to crush dissent and shove pre-approved talking points down America's throat. At least Meghan offers actual viewpoints and not just bullet points.

    And to Laura Ingraham: calling someone fat isn't teasing, it's called bullying and it's a major issue for young people today. You may want to look into it.

    March 16, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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