April 23rd, 2009
05:41 PM ET
14 years ago

Meghan McCain: I wish Karl Rove would just 'go away'

[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 - who said earlier this week that she found Karl Rove "creepy" - said Thursday she wished the former Bush advisor would just "go away."

"The DNC just did an ad, and it has Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich and Dick Cheney as the new faces of the Republican Party," she said on The View, adding that the party's young people like herself were looking for "new energy and new blood."

"It's very unprecedented for someone like Karl Rove or Dick Cheney to be criticizing the president," said the 24-year-old daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain. "It's very unprecendented, former vice president, and obviously Karl Rove, and my big criticism is: you had your eight years, go away."

"...[Rove] twittering is not going to make any young people come to the Republican Party, and I don't think any person my age is going to think that is cool," she said.

Earlier this week, McCain wrote in a blog post for the Daily Beast that she was uncomfortable with the fact that Rove followed her on Twitter. "That's creepy," she wrote. "We need to take Twitter back from the creepy people."

McCain, who guest co-hosted The View Thursday, was making her second appearance on the show. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked her about mother Cindy McCain's recent comment that she's "ready for grandchildren."

"I was like, call (brothers) Jack or Jimmy because I actually don't want kids at all," McCain said firmly. "You change your mind about different things in life. I really want the career I always wanted, and I'm writing a book, and I can't even conceive of having children."

McCain is writing a book for Hyperion about the future of the Republican Party.

Filed under: Karl Rove • Meghan McCain
soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. David

    I'm an Independent and Meghan McCain is my new hero!

    April 23, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. Mike Gesin

    Yes Meghan, not only is Karl Rove "creepy", but he represents the best the republicans have to offer. That's really creepy isn't it? I'm just waiting for all the frustrated right wingers to take that next predictable step where they all are "reborn" in the eyes of God and take up arms to defend "their" America. There's only one thing creepier than that scenario and that's of course the state of Utah.

    April 23, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. what's up with all the hypocrisy?

    Did she forget that her own father is on twitter also? I wonder what she has to say about that? Either way WHO CARES! This is America and people have the right to do whatever the hell they want. I really wish people would focus on the real issues. Everyday people are losing their jobs, homes, and essentially their futures. If we put as much passion into helping one another as we did tearing each other down who knows how much good we can accomplish.

    April 23, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Steve, New York City

    Wow – I like Meghan McCain more and more, every day!

    April 23, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. wendy

    i wish meghan mccain would go away.......

    April 23, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. FreeNLovIt

    I'm sorry. He's got 9 Lives 🙂

    April 23, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    I'd like to see Meghan McCain go away. As an Arizonian and a Republican I'd like to see John McCain go away ... I'll definitely vote for someone else!

    April 23, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  8. Ellie, MD

    AMEN, AMEN, AMEN and please take psycho Cheney with you!

    April 23, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  9. FreeNLovIt

    He's here to stay. America is the land of the best and brightest and most visionary crooks.

    April 23, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  10. David

    Oh come on Meghan, your dad had his chances, would you please ask him to go away too? You said you wanted new faces for the GOP, well, your dad is in the same category.

    April 23, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. RUTY

    I'm a reformed Republican and I love her.

    April 23, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. aman

    GOP please listen her, she is speaking the truth. I believe she is a new star for GOP.

    April 23, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  13. Felicia

    I agree they all look scarry ro me.

    April 23, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  14. Bruno

    Meghan, I love you.ride on until Republicans get it.

    April 23, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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