September 10th, 2010
10:57 AM ET
The business of politics got a little dirty on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Thursday night.
Meghan McCain (yes, daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain) joined Stewart last night to chat about her book, "Dirty Sexy Politics," and the conversation soon veered into Palin territory.
The book, Stewart pointed out, "is a view of the campaign trail that’s very personal" - almost like he was reading someone's diary, he said.
“I basically wrote a very real book," McCain explained. "It’s very sad and I talk about everything – I talk about sex and politics and everything in between and what I think about Sarah Palin, which has gotten a lot of coverage.”
But McCain also had a few words to say about Palin's "Dancing With the Stars" daughter, Bristol.
“I was sent to an image consultant," she told Stewart, admitting that she wasn't on her best behavior or acting as she should while on the campaign trail. "But when you’re sent to an image consultant and [it's] said that you look like a stripper and you talk bad and you’re hurting the campaign when there’s a pregnant teen there, it does a little bit to your self esteem.”
But in the aftermath of that experience, McCain said she’s worked on finding herself, and now has a better view of the Republican party’s potential.
“I’m a believer, I just think that there’s a lot of negativity dominating the media and there’s a lot of angry people,” she said. “I’m just trying to give people that feel like they have somehow been neglected by more extremists that, you know you have a home with me and I’m fighting the good fight.”
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