April 20th, 2009
06:15 PM ET
14 years ago

Meghan McCain: Karl Rove's a 'twitter creep'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/20/art.rove.gi.jpg caption="Meghan McCain is no fan of Karl Rove's tweets."](CNN) - Meghan McCain loves Twitter - except for the "creepy people." Like Karl Rove.

In a blog post for the Daily Beast published Monday, McCain says the social networking site has been a "liberating" experience for her - if only her dispatches weren't being read by the former Bush advisor.

"Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. That's creepy," she said. "I joined Twitter a few months ago; so far, it has been a liberating way to transition from political to personal blogging. It's allowed me to share the less serious aspects and humorously uncensored moments of my life. But there's also been a downside: I am now being followed by Karl Rove, and my local sheriff, and God knows how many other political pundits. We need to take Twitter back from the creepy people."

Later, she wrote: "I can't shake the fact that Karl Rove is following me-it can be creepy. So watch out."

The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain also said she finds Rove's Tweets "boring," and speculated that he had a "ghost Twitterer" or an assistant posting his thoughts.

"On the surface, Karl Rove's Twitter feed intrigues me," she said. Here's a guy who for years has been perceived as some kind of inaccessible man-behind-the-curtain figure. And now he Tweets numerous times a day. I've never met him in person, which only makes our Twitter relationship even weirder. And to be honest, I find Rove's Tweets boring. Sometimes he takes questions; other times he talks about his appearances on cable news and other shows. But he doesn't say anything substantive."

She said that Rove's Tweets "seem to reveal a softer side to him" - but drew her skepticism.

"Call it savvy marketing, but I find it disingenuous," she said. "And it's a bit weird to think his people-not even Rove himself-are following me."

Filed under: Karl Rove • Meghan McCain
soundoff (308 Responses)
  1. djdjdjs

    She is literally the only republican I like.

    Come over to the light Meghan, please become a democrat.

    April 20, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. graham

    friends don't let friends vote for republicans.that being said,meghan is a breath of fresh air compared to all of those hate spewing republicants(you know who you are!).meghan is a very articulate young woman who obviously respects and loves her dad.she has a mind of her own and is entitled as we all are to express it.i wish all the haters could just relax and give her her 15 minutes.the ass clowns like bush,cheney,rove,rice,gingrich,coulter,limbaugh,and bill orally(sic)have used up far more than their allotted tine.meghan just keep on keeping on-you go girl! respect,love,peace and happiness-namaste'

    April 20, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. PhillyGuy

    She really is getting on my nerves. I can't believe I am saying this but Sarah Palin is more accomplished than McCain's daughter. Why is anyone listening to her? She needs to be quiet and work on establishing herself.

    April 20, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. raberyleti

    Ok, that's funny.

    April 20, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. Tom Paine

    Yawn. Who cares what Meghan McCain thinks?

    April 20, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. nick

    I also find it creepy that Karl Rove is following someone's private thoughts and communications. Hey isn't this what he was doing to the rest of the country for the past eight years. I guess old habits die hard. Meghan welcome to being like everyone else.

    April 20, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. Theo

    I've been in the same room as Rove, he is beyond creepy. The English language has yet to come up with a word to describe him. Twitter following is nothing compared to being in the presence of this man.

    Either way, doesn't really matter. I'm sure he's just trying to learn more progressive political ideals so as to keep in the running as a useful politician.

    April 20, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. Spence

    Phoenix residents are used to the Mccain family nonsense and this nut fell close to her dad's tree. Pray for us here in Phoenix, we need all the help we can get! And thank god a McCain is not in the White House!

    April 20, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
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