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. chuck

    This young woman definitely needs a man to give her some strong sex. She has too much of time for nonsense and not enough time to be sweating in the bed.

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

    tjis is exactly like the neo cons of the repubs. either you listen and agree or you are going to be attacked. keep going gop you will be a non factor for along time with people like ingrham hannity limpbaugh and oreilly

    March 16, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. Jon

    Laura Ingra-who?

    March 16, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    As fluffy as this and the Palin nonsense is...I'll take it over watching Tucker Carlson lick Hannity's feet while O'Reilly and Rush get their self-loather groove on backstage.

    March 16, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  5. Bleebo

    Check out the Abraham Lincoln necklace. WOW.

    March 16, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. Jason

    She's just a spoiled brat that needs to just shut up. Her political views are not wanted or needed, as are the Views. At least Laura has a common view with most conservatives, unlike Meagan McCain who just wants to call attention to her Blog. Why is CNN wasting time with this chick? I think that they need to spend time digging up the NY Times column and open dialog on how Bill Clinton strong armed the banks to lend money to minorities and the poor which put us in this shape. The Clinton administration knew these people couldn't pay the money back. Also, how Barnie Frank had an affair with the main man at, I believe Freddie Mack, when all this was going on. Now that is news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. Maria May

    You go Girl!!!!!

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  8. The Last Gasp

    The last gasp of a failing dinosaur is to attack a young bright minded individual trying to do something positive. I'm not a Republican and even I like Meghan. What kind of adult really acts like this? Even for ratings? Have a spine.

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. chuck

    I will love to do what you told the VIEW.

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. Patty

    Meghan McCain is the "Breath of Fresh Air" the Republican Party needs right now. Sarah Palin..........not so much. She is beautiful.

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  11. gt

    good girl ... the other mental giants like oberman . mathews, hannity, and limbaugh are killing this country .... divide there little right and left wing fans and you see what narrow and close minded each side is... thanks agin ms mccain

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. Voter

    Thank goodness that all this is about someone who is NOT the daughter of the President of the United States of America!

    Her parents must be mortified. I feel bad for both of them.

    And the talk show host should be told to start looking for another job, preferably one where she is neither seen nor heard.

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. J

    I agree this is not news... CNN your home for useless information and softball questions.

    But Megan McCain is SEXY!

    March 16, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Anders

    I don't agree with Republicans on a lot of things, but I applaud Ms. McCain for standing up for herself. There really isn't anything funny about calling her fat and implying she shouldn't have an opinion because of her weight. If Meghan is happy with the way she looks, who is anyone else to judge?

    March 16, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  15. Jake from BOSTON

    haha. hahahaha. i never thought i'd like a McCain.

    March 16, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  16. patNY

    Hey Megan! Come out FOR gay marriage equality!

    March 16, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. Sammy

    The valley girl comment was just plain silly and its neither here nor there. But making comments about a womans weight is a BIG no-no and McCain's response was the right one. I liked how the response wasnt just 'Ingram is insensitive' but more of a big middle finger in her face.

    As for not being news... it is news in the sense of how these ultra conservatives are treating the new generation of republicans that are moving to the center.

    Oh, I will be keeping an eye out to see what John McCain says about it. Hopefully he will stick up for his daughter and demand Ingram offer an apology,

    March 16, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. Joe Liddy

    Uh oh! Another "RINO" to be derided for pointing out the obvious. Check out the comments under her blog from the dittohead minions. She will now join Buckley, Frum, Schaeffer, Powell, and any other conservative with more than a single digit IQ in the "enemy" camp. When Glenn Beck gives his marching orders from Gawd to the Chuck Norris Revolutionary Army "right wing cells", Meghan better look out!

    March 16, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. Republican comedy

    I love her !!! !!! - give this girl her own show. I can see McCain slowly moving over to the Dems.

    March 16, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  20. Province of Saskatchewan Canada for Obama/Biden

    Meghan, I have seen you on TV with your dad, mother and siblings. You hit me as a no nonsense kind of person. I like your spunk girl. You go girl. Tell them like it is. The Canadians are watching and loving it.

    March 16, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  21. sick n tired of being a victim of Nazi CNN moderators

    Thats right Meagan hit those neocon wacko's where it hurts! Good for you!

    March 16, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. Ken, Centreville, VA

    "Lighten up" ??? What would Laura Ingraham know about "lighten up" ?

    March 16, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. SIMP

    Why isn't Meagan giving this speech at the function that the repubs are having this summer? Instead of that dumb sarah palin? I am a democrate but I like the way Megan handles herself, she is much smarter than sarah palin. LOL

    March 16, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  24. John

    Its always amusing to watch Republicans cannibalize each other.

    Bon apetit.

    March 16, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  25. JimS.

    Count me as another Democrat solidly behind Megan on this one.

    Now if we can only see more progressive Republicans dragging the reluctant Republican party into the daylight of the 21st Century. There really might be a chance for the Republican party to survive and even become relevant again.

    If it does, it'll be because of people like Megan McCain. If it doesn't, it'll be because of people like Laura Ingraham.

    March 16, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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