This is one Cindy McCain — wife of former Presidential candidate John McCain — posing for the NOH8 campaign, a part of the fight for marriage equality in this country. Cindy joins her daughter, Meghan, who has long been a vocal supporter of gay marriage.
John McCain’s office said in a statement that the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage. “Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman,” the statement said.
Ummmm, right. Senator McCain’s political career — financially supported by fearful hate-mongerers — is opposed to gay marriage. I assure you the man himself is not.
It’s fantastic to see high-profile Republicans speaking out in favor of gay marriage. And I’ll bet good money that once McCain retires from politics, he’ll come out in favor of gay marriage as well. Because, ya know, hating people for who they love shouldn’t be a part of government.
Meghan McCain has the Twitterverse up in arms over a picture she posted last night of her cleavage. Actually, I think she was just posing with a book and maybe, possible, sorta, kinda didn’t realize that people would only notice her tits and nothing else.
Last night, after being taken off-guard by the public reaction, McCain alluded to deleting her Twitter account — that is all the rage right now. Today she Tweeted: “I do want to apologize to anyone that was offended by my twitpic, I have clearly made a huge mistake and am sorry 2 those that are offended.”
Do we really live in a world where a liberal Republican can’t publish photos of her boobies without everyone having kittens?
I’m sure that I will be slaughtered in the comments for saying anything negative about the patron saint of young Republicans, but Meghan McCain is just bizarre. If you follow her Twitter, watched The View last week or read her column on The Daily Beast, you know that she’s stepped out ever-so-bravely about how she wears hair extensions. Good for her, right? However, the fact that she thinks she’s the first woman in the public eye to point out that she doesn’t just “wake up like that” is obnoxious. That sentiment is about as trite as any these days. We get it. Celebrities have stylists, chefs, hair weaves, glam squads, et c. We get it. McCain is not the first to point this out, but if you listened to anything she’s been saying lately, you would think that she is. Or at least that she’s under the impression she is.
Then last night came this doozy. As the tweet posted above says, McCain is not only supportive of Tila Tequila, but she’s “proud” to “call her [her] friend”. Ugh. 1) That’s another over used sentiment. Why should that be treated like an announcement? She should have just written “Yes, even I, a presidential candidates daughter, am willing to befriend the occasional whore.” 2) Way to hop on the bandwagon and further complicate the life of Shawne Merrimen, a man who was cleared of the accusation that he choked Tila after an insane fight that was instigated by his request for a foursome.
I’ve really tried to like McCain, I really have. I wanted to support her efforts to educate the youth through her blogging and writing. I wanted to appreciate her unique perspective for what it was, but I no longer can. Yes, while she’s just like us, up late singing “Lady Marmalade” instead of doing work, she’s also used her birth-given position of power to catapult her to a place where she has much more important things to do than defend Tila Tequila. There are women out there who have suffered from domestic violence, even in just the last 24 hours, who are more deserving of her attention. Additionally, McCain’s wishy-washy stance on what her place in the world is (“people should respect me” vs. “I’m just a normal girl like you!”) just shows me over and over again that she’s not worth my attention and that she is, in fact, completely bizarre.