[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/03/24/lkl.meghan.mccain/art.meghan.mccain.lkl.jpg caption="Meghan McCain tells Larry King on Monday night: I'm not going to be bullied around about my weight."]
(CNN) - Meghan McCain, a contributor to TheDailyBeast.com, is the daughter of Sen. John McCain and Cindy McCain. But it's her recent verbal sparring with conservative Republicans that's put her in the spotlight.
In a wide-ranging interview on Monday on CNN's "Larry King Live," McCain discussed her thoughts on President Obama, her recent heated exchange with radio host Laura Ingraham, her tattoos and more.
The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity:
Larry King: [President Obama] is taking some criticism for smiling and laughing [during his "60 Minutes" interview.] Are you one of those critics?
Meghan McCain: You know, I actually am not. I think anyone that would possibly think that the president is not taking the economy seriously - I just think it's ridiculous. ...
King: [Is President Obama getting overexposed]?
McCain: I think he is on the verge of it. I do think you have to be careful. But it is a different generation. [My] generation ... we like our celebrities. And I think that he realizes that because he is very much a Generation Y president. However, he is on the risk of alienating his older followers.
King: Does Obama seem like the same guy who ran against your dad? How do you view him?
McCain: He's our president and when the election was over and when President Obama won, all negative feelings were gone. I support the president.