Specter made a selfish choice, says … Meghan McCain?

posted at 6:59 pm on April 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

Like you, I fully expected her to join in with the Frum-ian “I told you so” chorus and applaud Specter for ditching a party that hasn’t listened enough to, ahem, “progressive Republicans.” Instead, despite all the heat she’s taken from the base, this.

Surely, surely, we can show a little love for Meggie Mac on this one.

Meghan McCain- who has been known for her outspoken criticisms of the Republican Party, “did not soften her voice Tuesday calling Sen. Arlen Specters party switch a “selfish choice.”

Recognizing that it had been a hard day for the Republican Party, McCain offered some encouraging words ” I am still a believer in this party! I have faith we can bring this back, who is with me?!?” she tweeted…

McCain sees the future of the GOP differently, “its good to have disagreements, were never going to agree on everything! Who wants to agree on everything? so boring.”

Elsewhere last night: “RED TIL I’M DEAD BABY!!!”, a display of loyalty in the party’s darkest hour at which even my beloved boss felt compelled to snark. Heart-ache.

Just to heighten the contrast between her and Benedict Arlen, here’s archive video from CNN of Specter in 2001 proposing a rule change to prohibit turncoats like Jim Jeffords from … switching parties. Exit question: Does La McCain know that, according to multiple sources, her pops almost pulled a “selfish move” back in 2001?


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Why do we keep giving this person the stage? What are her bonifides, other than the fact she has a senator for a dad and a big mouth. Enough already, she is a nothing….

clinker46 on April 29, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Well it’s not as if Meghan McCain isn’t totally familiar with selfish choices.

doriangrey on April 29, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Meghan McCain Revealed

Fletch54 on April 29, 2009 at 7:05 PM

That’s actually pretty funny. “It’s the H that makes me special.”

Tanya on April 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Allahpundit is in love with Meghan McCain.

They Twitter and stuff.

Shit’s gettin serious.

therightwinger on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

I seriously could care what she things, but I’m happy to see that she thinks he is selfish. That is the first negative thing she has ever said about a democrat.

deidre on April 29, 2009 at 9:07 PM

*couldn’t not could

deidre on April 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Go away media Ho!

RobCon on April 29, 2009 at 9:15 PM

clinker46 on April 29, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Why? Because she’s good for 100+ comments and a bunch more views, that’s why. Buzz is buzz, whether positive or negative. And whether we like it or not, she is representative of the future of the Republican party…those young idealist Roe babies (most of whose parents probably voted for Carter) who have not yet had a chance to really see liberalism rear its ugly head. She should be engaged, not shoved aside or mocked (not too much, anyway).

At least today (and today ONLY), MegMac has earned my Strange New Respect.

Kid from Brooklyn on April 29, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Surely, surely, we can show a little love for Meggie Mac on this one.

Why? My 25 year old daughter has a master’s in geology and goes to work everyday to find oil to support this economy. As awesome as that is – my daughter is not qualified to be a “political talking head”.

However – my daughter is about ten times more qualified than Megan McCain is.

Megan McCain’s accomplishments? A BA in Art History. I can’t even find a source that will say she’s ever held a steady job other than a short intern stint on Saturday Night Live – oh that’s certainly “real life” experience now isn’t it?

This woman is background noise – inconsequential – an annoyance. The one good thing about her is that she (and the extremely dislikeable David Frum) have become the spokespersons for RINOS pretty much – and that’s good news for those of us who want to encourage the Democrats in this party to “liberate” themselves like Specter did.

Is she right on this one issue? Sure – but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

HondaV65 on April 29, 2009 at 9:32 PM

And whether we like it or not, she is representative of the future of the Republican party…

Kid from Brooklyn on April 29, 2009 at 9:16 PM

No she is not, she’s just a wannabe political aristocrat.

doriangrey on April 29, 2009 at 9:39 PM

This woman is background noise – inconsequential – an annoyance.

HondaV65 on April 29, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Aww, c’mon…you had AP for her at “background noise” lol :)

Wanderlust on April 29, 2009 at 9:43 PM

And whether we like it or not, she is representative of the future of the Republican party…

Kid from Brooklyn on April 29, 2009 at 9:16 PM

I wonder if she’s gearing up for her own political campaign or just trying to get her own show on CNN or MSNBC.

ddrintn on April 29, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Oh, lighten up. I don’t have a crush. Just wanted you guys to see that she’s not the demon seed that you think. She means well, even if she’s often goofy. That should count for something.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

I don’t think anyone here thinks she is a “demon seed”, just a vacuous airhead whom no one here would even have ever heard of if not for her famous daddy and inherited super rich mommy.

MB4 on April 29, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Nothing wrong with Ms. McCain that time and life won’t fix.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2009 at 10:00 PM

I seriously could care what she things, but I’m happy to see that she thinks he is selfish. That is the first negative thing she has ever said about a democrat.

deidre on April 29, 2009 at 9:07 PM

He heh! Good one!

4shoes on April 29, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Missy McC is not credible or worthy of mention here.

old trooper2 on April 29, 2009 at 10:08 PM

She means well, even if she’s often goofy. That should count for something.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

And it does, and I’m glad she said it. It’s a first, solid step. I hope she continues to mature and gain more life experience (job, paying her own way while people she would formerly support try to take as much money from her on her 1040, etc). She can turn out to be a very well grounded conservative some day.

At least, I’d like to give her that chance. Maybe stay off TV for a little while. Look how much I like Steele once he stopped going on TV long enough to realize he needed to speak out against Specter instead of the GOP.

DrAllecon on April 29, 2009 at 10:14 PM

What does she do — find out what Republicans think and say the opposite?

SheofTwoMinds on April 29, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Why is she all over the place lately? Is she trying to get name recognition and run for her Daddy’s senate seat?

sandgal on April 29, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Fletch-I thought you meant exposed,darn it.I still think she’s kinda cute.

DDT on April 29, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Can a Meghan McCain Travel Channel TV show be far behind
us today, Executive Produced by AP?

Mike D. on April 29, 2009 at 10:30 PM

McCain’s been telling Republicans and Conservatives for months that we need to quite being so devisive and just get along, “moderate” our beliefs as it were so we can all agree and make the party stonger…

now we hear from the sage six month old Republcian that we don’t need to all agree and “who wants to agree on everything?”

In a day or two after some conservative disagrees with her, she’ll be carping about devisiveness once again.

Funny how if you agree with Ms. McCain there are no problems. If you disagree with her gravitas on politics however, beware the wrath of the Maverick.

catmman on April 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Arlen was slated to be the base of Meghan’s new GOP.

Oh, she pissed.

Sapwolf on April 29, 2009 at 10:58 PM

who cares what this liberal thinks?

lavell12 on April 29, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Her not so blonde roots must be showing.

exdeadhead on April 30, 2009 at 12:15 AM

This Allahpundit fixation on Megs has become embarassing.
Can someone get this poor guy a date ?
Arnen’t there any actual real live girls in New York

Turn off your computer, clean up your room, take your weekly bath, hide your blow up doll and hustler mags and get out of the house.

kangjie on April 30, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Nope. No use for her.

Axeman on April 30, 2009 at 3:28 AM

I wouldn’t want to see Meghan elected to anything, but it is wrong for us to ridicule her just because we disagree on some positions. She may mature over time as she sees more of what liberalism does and become a good voice for the party.

Argue with her positions, but cut her a little slack and don’t attack her personally. If we become the party of attack instead of the party of principle, we will lose every election in the near future, no matter how bad Obama and the Dems take this country.

SalAOR on April 30, 2009 at 7:02 AM

Good for Meghan McCain.

Phil Byler on April 30, 2009 at 7:12 AM

Well, even a blind squirrel will find a nut now and then.

Hawthorne on April 30, 2009 at 8:26 AM

P.S. = WTF is that in her hair?

I mean who does she think she is? Hello Kitty?

bluelightbrigade on April 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Republican version of Paris Hilton…………. She needs to be ingnored..

workingforpigs on April 30, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Arlen’s a self serving, now desperate politician that’s been around too long, Meghan’s still in campaign mode but the doo does make her look thinner. Bless her heart.

Kissmygrits on April 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Why give this chic the face time?

la.rt.wngr on April 30, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Good grief, who gives a rap about Meghan McCain? Are we getting daily coverage now on Hot Air? Enough!

DaMav on April 30, 2009 at 2:16 PM

While watching the video, I couldn’t help but notice something towards the beginning of the clip. For the lead-in context, begin at 2:40 where Senator Specter starts talking about concessions the Republicans were willing to make in order to keep Senator Jeffords in the party. What caught my attention is this at the 3:00 mark:

… and IDEA special education would become an entitlement, which would enrich that program by billions of dollars for children across America.

Let me get this straight. If I understand Senator Specter correctly, he is saying that the decision to spend billions of dollars of taxpayer money would be based solely on Senator Jeffords not leaving the party. That certainly is an interesting way to justify an expenditure of that magnitude.

If any politicians are still wondering why so many taxpayers are upset with how government is running the country, perhaps this may offer them some small insight.

Shockwave on April 30, 2009 at 11:38 PM

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