Meghan McCain walks and quacks like a sock puppet. (Yeah, it’s a mixed metaphor, sue me.)

26 Apr 2010 04:29 pm
Posted by: Donna

I see that Meghan McCain strongly denounced Arizona’s harsh new immigration law.

Meghan – who attended rallies hosted by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform – says the new law is “seriously flawed” and “essentially a license to pull someone over for being Hispanic.”

“I believe it gives the state police a license to discriminate, and also, in many ways, violates the civil rights of Arizona residents,” Meghan said in her blog post at The Daily Beast, titled, “Hate the Law, Not Arizonans.”

“Simply put, I think it is a bad law that is missing the bigger picture of what is really going on with illegal immigration.”

Meghan is right. Her father, the senior Senator from Arizona, used to agree with her until very recently.

It’s not that I don’t think she comes by her opinions honestly and independently. It’s just that every time her father positions himself as a hardcore conservative on a controversial issue (even when it’s a reversal of a previously held position), there’s Meghan publicly taking the contrarian view. I’m starting to find myself in agreement with this commenter at the uberconservative Free Republic site:

Meghan McCain is simply John McCain’s sock puppet for when John McCain has to act conservative but wants to express his RINOness

I can’t say for certain it’s deliberate but Meghan McCain, who is undeniably a political operative at this point, has shown herself to be quite adept at embracing socially liberal views and/or repudiating certain Republican tactics, so as to ingratiate herself with moderates while still retaining her GOP cred. And it works. Not just for Meghan’s own aspirations but for her dad’s electoral prospects as well. More than a few times at the Phoenix Pride festival a person would cite Meghan (or Cindy McCain for her pro-marriage stance) as a reason that John McCain “isn’t so bad”. Erm, no. Unless and until Meghan McCain gets elected to that office, Meghan McCain is not going to be casting a vote as a US Senator. The person who is going to be doing that, hopefully only until Jan. 2011, is her cranky old bitter sore loser obstructionist of a father.


  1. Comment by Diane D'Angelo on April 26, 2010 4:49 pm

    And here I thought she was just giving Pop the figurative finger with her contrary views… ;)

  2. Comment by Timmys Cat on April 27, 2010 10:21 am


    Why is my cat sense smelling another Liz Cheney?

    Start out as a “moderate” for your Dad, then cut to the right when expedient.
    Sorry dear, if you’re covering for Pops, the smell of his politcal sh…..
    will cover you as well.

  3. Comment by Timmys Cat on April 27, 2010 11:15 am

    is her cranky old bitter sore loser obstructionist of a father.

    C’mere, you can have my tuna.

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