Video: The obligatory “Meghan McCain finally comments on Palin” clip

posted at 2:43 pm on August 31, 2010 by Allahpundit

It really is obligatory. The road to this glorious convergence of eternal Hot Air memes has been long and rocky, my friends. It started with Meggie Mac’s declaration last January that “Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won’t comment on publicly,” wound on through the first teasing revelation last summer that Sarahcuda would figure prominently in her book, and detoured to surprising statements of respect for a hockey mom turned governor who, whatever one may think of her, can “kick ass” in politics. This is a journey we’ve taken, you and I. And now here we are.

Stephanopoulos naturally gets bogged down in dishing about Palin, which inexplicably seems to irritate McCain even though it’s the best way to help move her book, but the juiciest stuff is in ABC’s story about this, not the clip. Go figure that Team Maverick wouldn’t want someone who referred to their VP candidate as “The Time Bomb” out on the trail with them. As for the MegMac-haters in the audience, there’s something for you here too: The clip starts with her talking about being kicked off the bus and ends with her basically being disinvited from a White House dinner — as the dinner’s getting under way. Exit question one: Will she crack the Amazon Top 100? She’s at #896 as I write this but that’s up from #1,566 just an hour or so ago. Exit question two: What to make of the fact that the book currently being featured with hers in the “Frequently Bought Together” feature is … this one?


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Is it me or does Meg Mac appear to be taking up an increasing portion of the picture frame?

ncjetsfan on August 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM

What is Meggy’s expertise on the subject matter again?

Being born, and like, totally just having an amazing time in life and stuff?

Good Lt on August 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Seriously, Stephanopolis must’ve gotten to the end of the stand in list…. I could only take about 38 seconds before my ears started to bleed….

CynicalOptimist on August 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM

I love Adam Carolla, but what does he have to do with Hot Air and/or Meghan McCain?

LASue on August 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM

My goodness. I find her annoying as much as the next person but some of the comments are just plain mean.

terryannonline on August 31, 2010 at 3:14 PM

These comments are snide and occasionally snarky but not mean by any measure.

darwin-t on August 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Who would actually spend money to buy a book written by someone with the mind of a child? Every spoiled brat in the country should be forced to read this swill to understand just how irrelevant they really are.

volsense on August 31, 2010 at 3:22 PM

My goodness. I find her annoying as much as the next person but some of the comments are just plain mean.
terryannonline on August 31, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Comes on, jump in the pool. You know you want to.

tommyboy on August 31, 2010 at 3:23 PM

They should put her, Levi and Bristol on the next season of Big Brother….

Bradky on August 31, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Totaly, fer-sure!

Wyznowski on August 31, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Funniest thing is when she was in Hollywood hanging with bisexual publicity hound Tila Tequila and a gaggle of reporters asked Tila if Meghan was “her new girlfriend” and Tila of all people had to say “uhm, like, that’s John McCain’s daugter.”

Marcus on August 31, 2010 at 3:24 PM

I really don’t understand AP’s fascination with Megan McCain, who’s a callow dimwit, other than as a traffic-driver.

irishspy on August 31, 2010 at 3:24 PM

That’s “downright mean, ” Michelle.

That’s “cotton-picking mean” you mean Daydream

motionview on August 31, 2010 at 3:24 PM

I am trying to think of any accomplishment that Ms. McCain has that would make her comments regarding Governor Palin (A self made woman whose Daddy did not get her where she is) worth my time to listen too………thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking…..wringing hands……thinking, thinking……

Bikerchick on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Oh joy. She’ll be on BOR tonight.

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Dirty Sexy Politics? Is the cover supposed to represent these things?

Dirty…check (dirt in background and elephant)
Politics … check (elephant)
Sexy ? ummmm, no. not unless you find overweight bimbos who idolize Tila Tequila and look like they need to take a dump attractive.

And the other books listed that customers liked? Weight loss, cooking and a Angelina Jolie biography. Really says it all.

Firefly_76 on August 31, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I hope the Taiwanese News Service tackles this subject. LOL

Blake on August 31, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Being born, and like, totally just having an amazing time in life and stuff?

Good Lt on August 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM

..yeah, but she’s a really fun writer in Stephanopolous’ opinion.

Wa-a-a-a-a-y too much giggling going on in that clip.

The War Planner on August 31, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Maybe she can team up with Levi Johson for a new reality show..:)

Dire Straits on August 31, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Agreed. Doesn’t even need to lose weight. Rubenesque FTW.

MadisonConservative on August 31, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I agree. I can’t stand her but she’s cute as a button.

Missy on August 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

I was going to comment that this book might be one you would read at the library, and return it to it’s place on the shelf after a few pages….until

amerpundit on August 31, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Now I might go looking for the online excerpt just to verify my trust in amerpundit.

Skandia Recluse on August 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

I only clicked on this to say that I couldn’t be less interested in anything this bubble head has to say. I will be ignoring every other post about her in the future.

RadClown on August 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

In general, I have a fondness for behind the scenes political books. But I wouldn’t read this one if I were spending a year in solitary confinement with just this book to keep me company.

myrenovations on August 31, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Hmmm.. In solitary confinement I am thinking of other, more “necessary” uses for the pages of that book.

Bikerchick on August 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Oh joy. She’ll be on BOR tonight.

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

..thanks for freeing up my 1700-1800 dinner hour tonight! I can now watch that hemorrhoid infomercial I have been missing these past few months!

The War Planner on August 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Exit question: If Palin is the nominee, would she vote for her…hmmmm

davek70 on August 31, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Nope, Obama. She’s like, progressive, ya know?

NJ Red on August 31, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Missy on August 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Sorry, Beauty is skin deep, but Ugly goes all the way to the bone.

Christien on August 31, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Hmmmmm.

Perhaps we should all chip in and get a new poster of her for AP’s bathroom.

Laminated of course.

CPT. Charles on August 31, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Sorry, Beauty is skin deep, but Ugly goes all the way to the bone.

Christien on August 31, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Well, true. I was talking about the skin deep part.

Missy on August 31, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Comes on, jump in the pool. You know you want to.

tommyboy on August 31, 2010 at 3:23 PM

No it’s ok. I was picked on when I kid..so I know how it feels to be called names. Don’t like it :(

terryannonline on August 31, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Exit question: If Palin is the nominee, would she vote for her…hmmmm

davek70 on August 31, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Doubtful. She voted for Kerry over Bush.

Esthier on August 31, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Missy on August 31, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Even in that department, she’s a 4 or 5 at best.

Christien on August 31, 2010 at 3:33 PM

This is the bell pepper version … those guys are the ghost pepper version.

darwin on August 31, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Yeah, there’s some meanness here, but I’ve thought this thread was even tame by Hot Air standards. Maybe I’ve missed them, but I haven’t seen a ton of comments about her weight or anything like that.

Esthier on August 31, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Alternate headline: Virtual No-Name Finally Comments on Incredibly Famous Person

The Mega Independent on August 31, 2010 at 2:48 PM

No, her name’s the most famous thing about her.

Heh. But could more than 1 out of 20 people tell you what John McCain’s daughter’s name is?

The Mega Independent on August 31, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Hmmmm.

Why does Hotair waste time on this?

She became a Republican as a *birthday* present for her father. It’s a mere convenience and nothing else. She has no accomplishments. Nothing ever done worth discussing. No credibility. And frankly her thoughts on important issues are utterly without value.

memomachine on August 31, 2010 at 3:37 PM

My collie says:

It is our understanding that her royal immenseness became rather indignant when she discovered that there is only one commercial airline that is properly equipped to service her travel needs.

CyberCipher on August 31, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Meghan McCain is a pig, and I don’t mean physically. Her piggishness is evident in her endless ruminations over non-nutritious scraps of the campaign–particularly HER OWN USELESS ROLE IN IT! If anything, her brain dead lollipop analyses to contemporary goings on were a negative to the campaign. Did anyone look at John McCain’s daughter and say, “What a fine young lady he raised?”

Western_Civ on August 31, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Hmmm.

I think the only way to wean Hotair and AP from discussing Ms. McCain is to stop commenting on these threads altogether.

I for one have commented on her for the last time.

memomachine on August 31, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Why is it obligatory?

Still nursing that crush?

The biggest obligation concerning meggiemac that sane people should have is ignoring that mean, vacuous twit.

LegendHasIt on August 31, 2010 at 3:38 PM

But could more than 1 out of 20 people tell you what John McCain’s daughter’s name is?

The Mega Independent on August 31, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Sure. Ms. McCain. :)

Esthier on August 31, 2010 at 3:39 PM

She’s trying and slowly getting there. The person who is mean is Snuffelufogus, Stephyanalist, uh…Superfulous, oh heck you know who I mean.

Vince on August 31, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Oh joy. She’ll be on BOR tonight.

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

That will be only slightly less painful than Courtney Friel on BOR.

bloviator on August 31, 2010 at 3:40 PM

I don’t know why I watched that whole thing. Also, I don’t know how I watched that whole thing.

Alana on August 31, 2010 at 3:42 PM

I love her. She makes me swoon. Did you know that if you turn on the volume she talks too? It’s like she’s a real person.

WashingtonsWake on August 31, 2010 at 3:43 PM

She is a person with nothing to do, nothing to do, nothing to do. No job, no family, nothing….there..

tinkerthinker on August 31, 2010 at 3:43 PM

The prospects for a McCain legislative dynasty expire not with a bang but with a giggle.

Lily on August 31, 2010 at 3:44 PM

But seriously… the real burning question is:

Is Mr. Snuffleupagus’ head too big, or is it just that his tiny body is too small?

bofh on August 31, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Oh joy. She’ll be on BOR tonight.

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

..will it be like on on
?

macncheez on August 31, 2010 at 3:48 PM

The prospects for a McCain legislative dynasty expire not with a bang but with a giggle.Lily on August 31, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Well done. Eliot fans approve.

Disturb the Universe on August 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM

I like the cover, especially the picture of the elephant sitting on the large, hairy animal.

pain train on August 31, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Maybe she can team up with Levi Johson for a new reality show..:)

Dire Straits on August 31, 2010 at 3:27 PM

When it happens I shall force you to watch just for saying such evil and putting that thought out into the ether.

BrideOfRove on August 31, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Duct Tape isn’t just silver anymore!

upinak on August 31, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Yeah but it will still work as a trapper keeper right – it’s still good for sealing traps shut LOL!

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Oh joy. She’ll be on BOR tonight.

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

..will it be like on on
?

macncheez on August 31, 2010 at 3:48 PM

This would be a great time for Sarah Palin to fill in for Bill O’Reilly ;)

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 3:52 PM

I think she’s a cutie pie and an entertaining writer, but she’s naïve and uninformed if she doesn’t know that half of Goldwater’s votes in 1964 came from former Dixiecrats and future George Wallace supporters who made today’s Tea Partiers sound like Pelosi enthusiasts. Reagan made a play for the same constituency in 1980 but most of them stayed loyal to Jimmy Carter. Careful you don’t ride that high horse until it goes lame, darlin’. Have to shoot it then.

Seth Halpern on August 31, 2010 at 3:55 PM

I love Adam Carolla, but what does he have to do with Hot Air and/or Meghan McCain?
LASue on August 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Did you click on the last two words in the post?

pain train on August 31, 2010 at 3:56 PM

That’s the first time I’ve ever heard Meggie speak and I was floored. She really IS a Valley Girl. Wow. Like, WOW.

Jaynie59 on August 31, 2010 at 3:57 PM

I never gave a damn what her dad thought, I sure as hell don’t give a crap about the daughter. Her 15 minutes has been up for 2 years. This only reason this moron gets on any shows at all is because they know they can count on her to bash Republicans. I hate her guts.

echosyst on August 31, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Thank you for saying exactly how I feel. AP, sure she’s cute but she’s so… dim… Please stop hoisting her on us.

Kim

kim roy on August 31, 2010 at 3:58 PM

In her interview with Stephanopolus she said this, regarding Palin:

It seemed too much. And it seemed too easy,”

Seriously? Pot/Kettle

Virginia Shanahan on August 31, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Sorry, but a hot steaming turd has more interesting things to say than this hag. Meggy, you’re dismissed now. That means please shut up and go back to the buffet line.

search4truth on August 31, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Yes Jayine, it’s like totally tripindicular, dude!

Virginia Shanahan on August 31, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Exit question one: Will she crack the Amazon Top 100? She’s at #896 as I write this but that’s up from #1,566 just an hour or so ago.

.
That’s only because this is the cover.

mrt721 on August 31, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Is she going to be on at the same time the President addresses the nation tonight? Choices – Choices…..picking lint from belly button GRIN.

http://insidecablenews.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/cnn-presidential-address-coverage-plans/

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Give me a medal – I watched it. In some ways I feel sorry for her. She’s not bright enough to realize the only interest in her book will be because she is gossiping about Palin.

Kim

kim roy on August 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

TV adds 10 lbs.

TheBigOldDog on August 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Stephanopoulos naturally gets bogged down in dishing about Palin, which inexplicably seems to irritate McCain

Unless one considers that Meghan really does think she’s as or more popular than Palin and that people are really interested in her special thoughts on politics rather than the fact that the only interest is they want to know what the campaign was doing with and to Palin (and other Republicans) behind the scenes

KittyLowrey on August 31, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Give me a medal – I watched it. In some ways I feel sorry for her. She’s not bright enough to realize the only interest in her book will be because she is gossiping about Palin.

Kim

kim roy on August 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I’m pretty sure her publisher and her agent told her, the only way she was moving this turkey was to gossip about Palin. This kid has handlers just not very good ones.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Anybody got a fly swatter?

ProudPalinFan on August 31, 2010 at 4:09 PM

TV adds 10 lbs.

TheBigOldDog on August 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

TV and several trips to McDonalds adds more than just 10 lbs

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 4:10 PM

She always looks like she is wearing a smock from a hair salon. Black is not her friend.

kooly on August 31, 2010 at 4:11 PM

she’s fat.

moonbatkiller on August 31, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Can someone explain how this blonde bimbo has any relevance?

AP, here’s a bimbo you should like

belad on August 31, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Meh….really Meh

Oil Can on August 31, 2010 at 4:29 PM

What White House would dis-invite the daughter of a U.S. senator at the dinner?

Cindy Munford on August 31, 2010 at 4:30 PM

I just don’t understand why ANYONE gives this halfwit, valley girl a second’s consideration?

Warner Todd Huston on August 31, 2010 at 4:32 PM

She always looks like she is wearing a smock from a hair salon. Black is not her friend.

kooly on August 31, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Meggie’s a racist too? Maybe she really is a Republican.
/

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Is it me or does Meg Mac appear to be taking up an increasing portion of the picture frame?

ncjetsfan on August 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Retaining water, no doubt.

MainelyRight on August 31, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Can someone explain how this blonde bimbo has any relevance?

AP, here’s a bimbo you should like

belad on August 31, 2010 at 4:26 PM

What happen if her sales rise on Amazon? Allah breaks out the hump bot? LMAO. It’s so exciting

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 4:44 PM

So the McCains raised a spoiled rich girl. With the family wealth coming from her grandfather she is naturally another Paris Hilton type who thinks her selfishness should be soo interesting to everyone. It’s a free country.

jimw on August 31, 2010 at 4:45 PM

She’s up to 709 on Amazon.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Like, gag me with a silver spoon!

Totally.

Christien on August 31, 2010 at 4:50 PM

It really is obligatory.

Ahhh, no it isn’t.

Dorvillian on August 31, 2010 at 4:56 PM

*Groan* Here we go again !

cableguy615 on August 31, 2010 at 5:04 PM

If she lost 30 pounds, she’d be extremely hawt.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on August 31, 2010 at 2:55 PM
I admit she is cute, but as dumb as bag of hammers!

cableguy615 on August 31, 2010 at 5:06 PM

If Alvin Green, democrat candidate for Senate S.C. or any other dolt wrote a book critical of Sarah Palin or any other conservative women- the State Run Media would be fawning and slobbing over them and they will be on all the talk shows starting with “The View”. Often wonder how these dolts even got their own show. The State Run Media is not only very liberal and lefties they are also very anti-american. McClain’s daughter will be slinging hash if she was not the daughter of John McClain.

flintstone on August 31, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I am going to disagree with many of y’all. She seems to have worked away from the Valley Girl cadence and I think she handled the big tent questions between social and fiscal conservatives quite well. She appears to have matured quite a bit. I would like to hear more about the luncheon with FL Laura Bush because it is hard for me to believe that there would ever be a reason to send her away because there is no room at the table. That doesn’t sound like the Bush family to me.

Cindy Munford on August 31, 2010 at 5:21 PM

My goodness. I find her annoying as much as the next person but some of the comments are just plain mean.
terryannonline on August 31, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Referring to the endless stream of fat jokes about her? I’m curious as to what the average weight of the posters here is. Or their wives and daughters, or moms and sisters.

Cause, I mean, I live in the D.C. area. I saw the Tea Partiers here in the city this past Saturday. A lot of them would make Megan look positively anorexic.

She’s a physically lovely girl. She just has no business talking conservative politics or writing books about Palin (even in part). That’s all.

Vyce on August 31, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Like, y’know, like, I mean Sarah Palin’s totally grody–grody to the max!

Christien on August 31, 2010 at 5:25 PM

I didn’t read it, I didn’t read the comments; I’m just voting that all Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston and Megan McCain threads be banned on Hot Air.

Willie on August 31, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Oh joy. She’ll be on BOR tonight.

Monica on August 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM

That will be only slightly less painful than Courtney Friel on BOR.

bloviator on August 31, 2010 at 3:40 PM

That will be the World’s Cup Of The Battle Of The Egos.

ProudPalinFan on August 31, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Willie on August 31, 2010 at 5:32 PM

You need only look at the number of comments on threads of those subjects to be assured that that isn’t going to happen.

Cindy Munford on August 31, 2010 at 5:43 PM

She’s a physically lovely girl. She just has no business talking conservative politics or writing books about Palin (even in part). That’s all.

Vyce on August 31, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I agree she’s pretty lady. But I do think her writing skills are lacking, which is alright because something tells me she prefers being on television. I think her on screen presence is pretty good so perhaps that is the direction she should go :)

terryannonline on August 31, 2010 at 5:53 PM

She should really lose some weight.

sbvft contributor on August 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I really don’t understand AP’s fascination with Megan McCain, who’s a callow dimwit, other than as a traffic-driver.

Anybody who takes a crack at Sarah Palin is OK in AP’s book.

Meghan seems to follow the Patti Davis path to fame irrelevancy.

Lothar on August 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Trifling, I give her a B+ SNARK.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Who cares what fatty says! Oh thats mean! Sorry.

MCGIRV on August 31, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Lothar on August 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM

So now we’re talking about MeggieMac’s crack? ;)

alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2010 at 8:22 PM

omg. Missed the beginning, but yeah, no Palin. I knew about that, but she is as shallow as LiLo. Party (and WH dinner) crasher, wannabe VIP, and Big Spender.

Gee, whiz…at least dry coconuts have water in ‘em.

ProudPalinFan on August 31, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Stephanopoulos naturally gets bogged down in dishing about Palin, which inexplicably seems to irritate McCain even though it’s the best way to help move her book, but the juiciest stuff is in ABC’s story about this, not the clip.

She writes a book, she goes on national news to talk about her book, and all anyone wants to talk about is Sarah Palin.

I think I understand her frustration. And I’m not exactly a fan.

didymus on August 31, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Meghan is a pretty girl who happens to be a little hefty. You bastards here need to lay off the fat jokes (if you can call them “jokes”). Very few are funny and most are absolute crap. The fact that she’s a naive, dimwitted valley girl is fair game. It is all about what she has to say, right? Battle of ideas, etc.?

Enough with the petty cruelty. It serves no purpose other than show us what you really are…

JimRich on August 31, 2010 at 10:01 PM

And people wonder why I refer to this fake blond floptop as “ThunderThighs”?

Wonder no more!

pilamaye on August 31, 2010 at 10:45 PM

You’ve never been to HuffPo or DailyKos I take it.

This is the bell pepper version … those guys are the ghost pepper version.

darwin on August 31, 2010 at 3:19 PM

It is an experience isn’t it. Mean and nasty.

wi farmgirl on August 31, 2010 at 10:56 PM

AP, I still think titling posts as “obligatory” is disrespectful to your readers. It’s like “oh, crap… I didn’t really want to post this, but geeez, if I absolutely MUST, well then I guess I will, albeit begrudingly.” Spare us please. If you don’t want to post something then don’t.

MsUnderestimated on September 1, 2010 at 2:18 AM

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