Meghan McCain slams Bristol Palin on 'Daily Show'
September 10th, 2010
10:57 AM ET

Meghan McCain slams Bristol Palin on 'Daily Show'

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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  3. Ed M

    For some reason Meghan McCain feels she is relevant.......and btw nice photoshop work on most her pics...

    October 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. john

    Obama's arrogance and stupidity has made America the butt joke of the world - he is making George Bush look like a genius compared to him. No wonder, even most of his fellow democrats who are up for election are avoiding him like the plague!

    October 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carolyn

    The American political scene has always been fraught with differences–that is what it is all about--Republican/Democrat, at least we have the right to choose. Bristol and her Mom have taken more abuse than the average bear. Bristol chose to keep her child while so many teen mothers take the easy route,,,and as for one of the remarks about Sarah having a retarded child–cruel, unnecessary remark!!!!. We all need to pull together in these times of joblessness, forclosures, etc. If one cannot say something positive, then zip the lips. I am a Republican and we have had good Repulican presidents and bad ones just as we have had good and bad democratic presidents. Time to stop fingerpointing. Who in their right mind would aspire to become a president????and besides folks, the Congress and the news media run our country. Keep things in perspective.

    One last thought–if Bristol chose to be on DWTS, so what???? She is obviously a bit reserved and if a teen has a child out of wedlock–there again we don't carry on about movies stars who choose the same path, after all they are "movie stars". I would prefer reading about a teen mother who chose to keep her child than read daily about the shenanigans of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton..who just do not get it and stay in trouble because of "s t o o p i d" mistakes they continue to make,,,,,,and continue going unpunished. We can all bet if we the average Joes or Janes of America did the same things, we would be held accountable and properly punished by the judicial system–no get out of jail cards in real life.

    Meghan needs to get over the fact her dad did not win and get on with her life. She certainly has her opinions but like rear ends, everyone has one and that will never change.

    This soapbox is closing down now, enuf said?

    October 2, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. daveinboca

    Meghan, there are a lot of high-class fat farms in Arizona that you should consider checking into for a month or three. Not sure what to do about that faaat mouth of yours, and the nasty things that come out of it....

    And wilma... you should check that empty head of yours into a boarding school until it grows up. Libturds are a dime a dozen. GWB wasn't a conservative, but he's much smarter than this slick-a$$ phoney polluting the Oval Office at the moment.

    September 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Richard Olveda

    Bristol needs some blling to upscale her appearance. I suggest a necklace with a big bell....and maybe change her name to Elsie!

    September 30, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ronalddac

    Americans are doing on this blog what they do best. They spend so much time in negativity that the country is falling behind in every aspect of development. wake up people make a difference. It is not about Meghan or Bristol. It is about redefining a path to development for the United States that is not buried in partisan nonsense and saluting stupidity. The Tea Party is the worse side of the United States at this time, yet it gives Sarah Palin an opportunity to be important. Get up America you have work to do.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. wilma morris

    this child is so much like B.P.... the both need to shut the "FUDL" up and try to live down the shame their greedy as parents brought on America..her dad is not free yet.. ant the other ones mom is chasing cameras just like her.. so what's new?

    September 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kaci

    How was that bashing Bristol Palin? She was talking about her internal struggles of dealing with an image consultant telling her she was hurting the campaign and wondering how a pregnant, unwed teen wouldn't be hurting it. I can totally understand why she might have a knock to her self esteem.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaci

      And furthermore, those that say McCain is jealous of Bristol for being asked to be on DWTS... you are morons! This book was written and released LONG before Palin was ruining DWTS!

      September 29, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Erin

    I thought we had left a few prejudices behind–I was wrong. The "unwed mother" stigma screwed up more women in the fifties and sixties than anyone ever wants to admit. It led to abortions and forced adoptions which will live with the mothers forever. Good grief! She didn't kill anyone or cause anyone else any suffering and tragedy. It doesn't matter how you feel about her mother–Bristol did not do anything. She seems like a very nice girl and doesn't seem arrogant at all. Maybe the fact that she is gorgeous has something to do with the negative press. Can't we all just get along?

    September 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. GeorgeBos95

    Meghan, Meghan, Meghan....when will you learn not to be so quick to judge and slam others.

    Whether Republicans or Democrats, I'm really tired of all the name calling and labeling. Focus on the issues, not on each other. I don't care of they slept with a mongoose last night ... I care about the issues.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. wenzdae

    obama ddnt send all the blue collar living wage jobs to china, you know who was the 1st to do that, john f kenedy, obama didnt give tax cuts to the rich, which is all the republicans ever do. are you rich, when was the last time your taxes were lowered by any administration,

    September 26, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ellobern

    That was a slam? My goodness. Snookered again by the Daily News.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. liz

    I like herstyle, she is telling us how Palin let her Father down and her Father let her down.


    September 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sarge

    Her father is a velociraptor, but i would make sweet, sweet love to Meghan McCain. Lets make some bi-partisan babies!

    September 24, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  17. Grey Foxx

    ""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.”"

    What? I hope she writes better than she gives interviews.

    Of the two, Bristol and Meghan, Bristol is more real. I can see why she needed an image councilor.

    September 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. one iron

    Pot calling the kettle black? One no talent female trading on the family name accusing another no talent female of trading on the family name.

    September 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Doug

    How is what she said a "slam"? All she said was, she was surprised it was she and not the pregnant unwed teen (whicht, it must be admitted, is not exactly in line with conservative values) who was told to straighten up and fly right. It's not like she laid into Bristol with a ten-minute tirade. Let's take it down a notch (for America), CNN.

    September 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Common Sense

    Meghan McCain is only giving talks and appearing on tv shows because of who her parents are. She has no more insight then the average person. He views on the Republicans are twisted because of her father. If her insight was so great she would be able to tell the world of the hypocrisy on the part of both parties.

    What matters is that you have low level people in the party able to get their family and friends public jobs. These people in turn help their friend in the party get money and volunteers so that higher up politicians and county party heads can influence politicians to get more pay and benefits for the partuy faithful. These county people then go on to choose who they want to support financially and with volunteers at the state level and these state level party people get to choose our national representatives. The problem is that these county and state party representatives have so much power that the corruption costs everyone even those that help these people get in to power and stay in power.

    September 19, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  21. Maritza

    Ms McCain has limited writing ability (one wants to close her book after five pages ... it gets worse as one turns the pages) and her thought process is ...... limited! I wonder why she reminds me of Paris Hilton (minus the arrests, of course) ?

    September 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. tommyd

    Well I'v seen claims here of McCain's intelligence.. I have not seen any evidence of it in any shape or form yet.. Her book is a joke, Last time I saw it had sold like 1500 copies.. Her air headed statements on tv are high school level at best... She damn sure is not a conservative, just uses the (R) like her old man when it is convenient..
    I even saw someone here say she is the future of the Rep. party.. OMG! I don't know which is worse, The thought of that or that there is actually some one that thinks it...

    Oh and someone said "at least she kept her legs closed" Oh yeah,, I am sure she is pure as the driven snow..... what fools... do you always believe everything you read on your favorite blog...

    September 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Come on

    Utah Lady what on Earth are you talking about. The mess is because of Bush and that's why Obama was elected. Let's face it Obama wouldn't have had a chance if people weren't sick of how badly screwed this country is. Bush basically is responsible for Obama being President today.

    But Obama hasn't done anything. You realize that the 2 party system goes back to before the Revolution in 1776 and that EVERY PRESIDENT has had to deal with both houses of Congress right? When you said insipid things about Obama being blocked you sound like a clueless automaton bleeting whatever you hear on the Daily Show and Rachel Maddow. The largest part of the job of President of the United States is dealing with Congress to get your agenda passed. Obama is failing his MAIN JOB. It's like looking at a garbage man who won't take away your garbage and blaming the garbage for being there. Obama ain't doing jack. Meanwhile his cabinet is chock full of Neocons and the same people who staffed Bush's White House. No wonder Obama hasn't done ANY of what he promised. He sent MORE troops to Afghanistan, has sold out the Palesintians to the Jews. He hasn't even repealed Dont Ask Dont Tell. He's clueless how to be President.

    September 18, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mayme Trumble

    Megan McCain is a breath of fresh air in the Republican Party. There would be hope for them if there were a few more like her. I like her!

    September 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grey Foxx

      Only if she is not like her father.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • wilma mo

      A WHAT!, THis child don't even know whether IF she likeS men or women...we don't need no one with anY identy search going on in THEIR head AND mind...ASK TEILA TEQUILA?, and all the other ousted REPUBLICANS....

      September 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Seann

    I don't agree with the dancing with the Stars thing either. Reality TV is off limits for the Right.

    September 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. rob

    idiot bloggers, where's the slam? keep that word in your closet. i blame myself for reading this crap.

    September 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jaime pabey

    But wait a minute this is dancing with the stars, what make her a star. O wait a minute she was 17 and have a baby.that make her a star, sorry my bag.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Chris from Vancouver

    Can someone please give that fat ass a box of doughnuts to keep her occupied?!?! Seriously, Republicans voted for her 'grandfather' with their noses pinched. This idiot is only getting airtime & print time because the liberal media knows she is such a moron and a useful idiot. I'm even willing to bet the idiot will have to look up the definition of useful idiot. Thanks for all you input go back to reading your comic books.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sally

    @suzy diamond: Bristol does NOT live on her own. When she and Levi broke up (again) she moved back into the compound. She quit her job, quit her classes, and decided she deserved "some fun and a new challenge," to quote the dedicated young mother. So now she's off in California dancing 10 hours a day...and not raising her child any more than Sarah is raising her 'precious' toddler. Great role models, these two.

    September 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ttommy

    I used to like Meghan McCain. I thought she was a breath of fresh air. But her attacks on Bristol were tacky, unwarranted, unnecessary, and I think untrue. She has sunk to the level of the the typical politician. So, from this point on, I ignore her.

    September 13, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |

    What's the relevance of these two people?

    September 13, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  32. don brown

    Meghan McCain is gorgeous, and has a brain! (too rare these days) I fall under the category of people she wouldn't give the time of day to, but I won't disrespect her for that.

    She's a Republican, which is a turn-off for me, but I would make an exception for her in a heartbeat!

    September 13, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  33. Carly

    I AM DISGUSTED! We are in a recession (in case some of you have forgotten). We have many of our own that are jobless, homeless and going hungry. Our men and women are being attacked, shot at and killed in a God forsaken sand box. All we are worried about is how much these girls weigh and what their public image is???!!! I would honestly be ashamed to be an american if the majority of us were of the same mind. With all of the serious things we have going on in our nation....this is the most pathetic topic I've been subjected to. Get REAL!

    September 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Chris


    "She's too busy whoring her new book anyway. I agree... jealous."

    Of course, no one EVER sees Caribou Barbie, ahh, Sister Sarah, the former 1/2 governor of Alaska of whoring HER books which are ghost written by someone else, do they? She can't string two coherant words together, even when writing talking points in the palm of her hand, let alone write a book. But, she's whoring books anyway.

    September 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  35. ShadowDivided

    Ladies and gentlemen don't be fooled into thinking this is the Gop eating itself.Far from it in fact this is blatant mis-direction to reel in the young vote that Pres. Obama won ,by presenting a young ,apparently attractive woman as a rational repub.We were all Americans once and that used to mean something,but now we have allowed fear and hatred generated by those who are terrified that the last bastion of "white supremacy"(politics)will be taken over by the black community.This has been the way throughout the history of our Nation.Football,baseball,boxing,track-and-field,basketball,The Tuskegee Airmen.At one point in each of these cases it was decried that Blacks don't have the skill to do well in each of these instances,each time critics were proven wrong.But now as the last wall is about to fall the part of "White America" that has forever been a thorn in our country's side has declared THIS FAR AND NO FARTHER!This a sad footnote to a moment that many thought would never come.People often say blacks only voted for Pres Obama because he is Black,can you really blame them?But in reality this is not totally true if he ran under the GOP he would not have won.though they tried to bill themselves as the party of Lincoln this was only a half-hearted attempt to garner the Black vote.Until this pres election I personally had never heared them use that label before.I would just like to close with this last thought"Those who stand for nothing fall for everything!"God bless us all and help us to remember who we should be as a Nation.p.s. If you don't respect the man at least respect the office.

    September 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. miguel

    bristol palin is a swamp weasel.

    September 12, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sara

    Good Lord! She is a politician's daughter, went to an image consultant. And this was because she didn't have parents raising her. Seriously! All I hear is "BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!" Probably doing this to publicity stunt. How many of you had to go to an image consultant because you were doing or saying the wrong thing? Get Real!

    September 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dean

    Why the hell can't people voice their opinion anymore without people thinking they can walk on water shooting them down?I don't care for Sarah Palin either,and there are millions who feel the same way.Bristol is NOT a role model,and because she is the daughter of a failed politician should not elevate her into that role.There are millions of clean cut young women in the world that deserve more attention then Bristol does,but because they are more refined they don't persue the limelight.

    September 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  39. teresa

    I agree with Meghan. Since when doer being a teen mom represent anything other than immature stupidity. Frankly, I don't understand what Republicans represent now. They don't care about healthcare for hardworking Americans, they block progress for no reason, make racist remarks 'Tea Party', and now it's cool to be a teen mom! That's not my America. Mine is quite different for sure.

    September 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  40. lisa

    What happened to my comment? You post the jewel behind me but not mine. You dont think your reporter should work for the Enquirer? You dont like being slammed?

    September 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  41. the situation

    I'd bang meghan & her mom!

    September 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Leonid Brezhnev

    Bristol is a s l u t.....just like her mom.

    September 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  43. m kerr

    I’m a democrat, but I actually really like Megan McCain, she is one of the few con’s that isn’t completely insane.

    September 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  44. mominnh

    Meghan McCain is beautiful but spoiled and obnoxious. I wish the media would stop giving her coverage.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Chris

    WillK - I am a moderate R, and under 30. If Ms. McCain is the best we can do for future leadership, the party should just shut down. Cripes! It is frightening to think that she would have any real influence on the party or politics. There has GOT to be someone, somewhere, with more common sense, brains, leadership skills, etc, or any of the above, than her.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. peacemonger

    She says she's "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.” Does that mean that when your unemployment runs out and your flat broke, you can stay at her place?

    September 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  47. SK

    She is a good person and has common sense. It is not surprising that GOP cannot tolerate her.She doesn't belong to the party of NO.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  48. sosthenes sealy


    September 12, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. daffy duck

    I want to slap her big ass and f her

    September 12, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  50. John

    The Palin family has been nothing but classy toward the McCains. Why can't Meghan do the same?

    September 12, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  51. Leilah Kowalski

    Sarah Palin is the biggest brain fart around. A V-8 engine, 250,000 miles on her and running on one cylinder.

    September 12, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  52. Sem

    wow. I can insult her in so many ways....god... it just... I don't want to be a troll. Damn it!

    September 12, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  53. carolae

    Just another attention getting. Poor daddy is too busy promoting himself to be the leader of the country and doesn't have time for her. Image concern???? Like father, like daughter.

    September 12, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. Lala

    Dam book McCain daughter daddy I wrote
    A book what the haha

    September 12, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  55. Name*SbirleyL

    Bristol Palin is just the latest media-produced fodder; i.e., Kate Gosslin, Kardashians, etc. BORING.

    September 12, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  56. Name*SbirleyL

    A non-story w/no meat.

    September 12, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  57. Chris

    Let's put aside politics for a moment. Ms. McCain's book and recent "tweets" on twitter show that she needs more than just an image consultant, she needs some professional therapy to address her lack of healthy self-esteem and potentially other issues. I will also say that despite the "average" size in the US or what others want to see /believe is "healthy", Ms. McCain is not a healthy weight and I would bet dollars to doughnuts that she cannot pass a basic physical fitness test and is above the recommended BMI for her height / weight. What is healthy for the body is not a matter of taste or political view.

    September 12, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  58. M&M


    September 12, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |

    Forget Bristol. Run Sarah run! The trainwreck will be so funny.

    September 12, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  60. mercia

    Theres more comments to read than the article itself.

    September 12, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  61. becks19

    I love how most of the comments on this page are about her weight. Really? And most of them are made by all you republicans. You sit there behind your screens thinking yourself so powerful for criticizing a young girl about her weight. What exactly does that solve? Surely not the employment crisis or the problems with health care? Or am I missing something? She's a smart girl who is sharing her side of the story with people. When has that ever been a crime. More so, she's doing it in her own words instead of taking it to People Magazine. Furthermore, her feelings about the image consultant and the whole Bristol thing isn't the fact that Bristol "was a young girl who made one mistake" it's the fact that the Palins were (and are) branding themselves as family first and morally grounded with a sense of good religion and blah blah blah, all the while Bristol had been pregnant from the start, something that they at first tried to hide until it was impossible to hide it any longer. It's hypocritical and pathetic and THAT is what Ms. McCain had issues with, I believe. Not the "poor little girl and her one mistake" but the hypocrisy and the way it was handled. Was she perfect? No. Did she claim to be? No. But it's a bit ridiculous to tear her down for being morally damaging to the campaign when there is a teen mom standing next to her. the "Republican Diva" comments – I'd make comments about the Bush girls if I were her to. People forget that they were snotty little party girls that got away with illegal acts because Daddy was President. And a sucky one at that. 8 years and we got two wars, trillions of dollars worth of debt and millions of people unemployed. Hell, if I met them in person now I'd rag on them just for being W's kids! But then again, I was one of the many who lost my job thanks to his stellar presidency.

    September 12, 2010 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Tia

      Becks- I'm assuming you're a Oboma lover! You can blame yourself for losing your job because you voted for that sorry peice of crap to become the President! And before you go off ramm'in on Bush, you need to get your fact straight! It's a good thing that you lost your job because the world have too many people like you.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Davin


    OR we could blame responsible parties AND continue working towards fixing the problem, like we've been trying to do. I love how everybody thinks it takes 2 years to fix 8 years of Bush's failed fiscal policies (that knocked back the economy 2 decades). Yes, let's get this economy out of the dump, but no, let's not forget how we got here if we don't want to wind up here again.

    September 12, 2010 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  63. Dennis C. Pence

    Most of you posting on this site deserve Obama. What you don't deserve is recognition of any kind. Very simple to see why you voted for Obama – you are as clueless as he is.

    September 12, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  64. paradoX187

    That comment hardly qualifies as "slamming." So tired of the exaggerated speech journalists use these days: "slam," "blast," etc.

    September 12, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  65. mike h

    Meghan McCain is a refreshing young Republican. She seems sincere and is unafraid to voice her own opinion. Contrast her with Liz Cheney, who is constantly trying to justify the unjustifiable, and totally alienating independent and moderate voters.

    September 12, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  66. Lisa

    Looks like old Megs slams Big Macs, too!!!

    September 12, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  67. Blessed Geek

    She looks a lot like her mother – except she is ... bigger.

    September 12, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  68. me

    A size four is average? Where the heck do you live? Nd seriously if all you can find to complain about is her weight then don't bother. Pretty sure there are more pressing issues than some politicians kid being fat.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  69. horsefeathery

    Earlier post is correct. RNC picked Palin.McCain wanted Lieberman. And while headline IS wrong, calling CNN liberal media is like saying the sky is green. The Republican Party used to stand for personal rights as well as state's rights, but now it demands that everyone follow its skewed idea of what is "right." AND, remember that one reason the deficit is so high now ios that the Bush administration never, since the start of two wars in foreign lands, included what was being spent over there in the budget.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. BMG

    Miss McCain is a disgrace to her family and our party.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Milton

    Meghan will say anything to sell her lousy book. Really tacky

    September 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  72. chuck

    Gee... This is a planet of losers

    September 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Howie2g

    Any Republican conservative who based their political stance on faith and morality should know that it was Jesus who said that "their are none good but the father". Paul, who wrote most of the new testament said it perfectly " the good that I would do, I do not and that which I would not do, I do". Humans might like to stand on morality but as humans are incapable of being as moral ad we preach. The lord said " I married to the backslider", not on the morally upright or conservative.

    That's true Christianity and anyone who says otherwise needs to read their bible and, as we say to everyone else, wake up. The lord sees the hidden sins of the heart and mind, so let's not judge those whose are openly displayed for the public.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis Pence


      Another one taking scripture out of context and failing to understand what Paul was talking about. It had nothing to do with morals. Married the backslider? Your post seems to drift all over the place. Read the scripture in context and ask the Holy Spirit for discernment – you could really use some(discernment that is).

      September 12, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Howie2g

      Why must I need discernment, because I read and accept the word for the word. Only ability needed is to read and faith. But to entertain you I'm sure you believe that one may recieve varying interpretations by scripture which leads to the vast different denominations. I read, accept and believe without over analyzing and adding my own spin or definition.

      September 12, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • tom

      oh... brother! talk about pearls before swine...

      September 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  74. pierce

    Damn, Meghan is hot!!

    I want to marry her and father her 10 kids.

    September 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Name*JoJo

    Suk me nuts yo. Rather be drinkin deh wine flights a First Crush ye. One scrooge be tweaking deh other naples Scrooge ye.

    September 11, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Al

    Meghan McCain wants to attack Bristol Palin, out of jealousy. Word was she bad mouthed other daughter's of Republicans in the past as well. Namely the Bush Twins. It really accomplishes nothing. Meghan is the diva of the Republican party. Bristol and the Palins would have been better never to have attached themselves with anything McCain. It will be the downfall of Sarah Palin. Nothing the left tries to do to Palin will cause her to break, but rather what Palin is forced to do to obey her master John McCain and her Daughter will be her downfall. Because McCain uses people for his own gain. That's why he tapped a somewhat conservative woman to run with him in 2008 when McCain is not a conservative.

    September 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  77. tw

    Megan is a smar, pretty lady and not fake. She should run for office. She bets Sarah Palin any day. The only 2 reasons repubs like Sarah are #1 she is repub, #2 she looks good. If she didn't look good the repubs would not be so crazy about her. Poor Sarah, always the victim even tho she stays out of the limelight. I hope Sarah's daughter is not learning from her mother. Palins are star struck and twits.

    September 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Kurt

    Selling books is a fight?

    September 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  79. AJ

    Well this gvt or kids or media or whatever lost the self-respects and self-values long time ago.

    September 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  80. wasntme

    Really people why does this even matter.Who cares who's fat or ugly or slamming each other. Isn't there more important issues with this country to put your intelligence towards than this. C'mon people stop being so shallow

    September 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  81. T

    p.s. just because someone wears a size 12 does not make them fat just because someone wears a size 0 does not mean they starve themselves! Ladies please...healthy is where it is at , no matter your size. ANY size petson can benefit from execise as stdies have proven, plus the endorphins will make YOU feel goid about you YOU! Get out and DO something!

    September 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Dwight Huth

    I think that Meghan McCain will make a great Senator or even President when she turns of age to run. She has the fire in her engines to spark the younger generation of America to engage in keeping America strong and at the forefront of being a world leader through innovation and progress. She's not bad looking either..for a Republican.

    September 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  83. JC

    Why do family members of politicians, celebrities, etc, always think they deserve national attention? Who is this twit and who gives a flying cr@p what she thinks about anything? Go back to the pick up bars where you belong, blondie.

    September 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Y

    I didn't hear and slamming of Bristol. But she did want to guide people sick of hateful politics to her. She'll be a great politician because she's already hypocritical and er ummm hateful. All she's capable of really.

    September 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Joel Weymouth

    If she mommy didn't have money, she would be living in a trailer and have 6 kids by 3 different fathers. Trash, only trash.

    September 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Seer

    Meghan is far smarter than Bristol or Sarah Palin.

    Laugh all you want. She's a comer.

    September 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Kiki

    "....I just think that there’s a lot of negativity dominating the media and there’s a lot of angry people,” yeah, starting with you. You belittle others in order to make yourself look big, ........well, I've got news for you Meghan, its not working. Yes, you're big, but not in a good way. You couldn't hold a candle to Bristol, so why don't you just shut up, go home and stay there!

    September 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  88. DanBeach

    When does she slam Bristiol palin??

    September 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  89. insatiable

    i wouldnt vote 4 mccain or the other and i wouldnt buy or read her book because its full of

    September 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  90. insatiable

    who cares the both of them suck her book and everyone on danceing with the stars

    September 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  91. livefortoday8888

    Just another pitch person for the bankrupt Republican agenda.

    She cannot be very smart if she is fronting for the Mega Businesses that
    own the Republican Party and are selling out America an its best
    jobs to India and China.

    Read Ronald Reagan's Budget Director (David Stockman's) new book
    "How Republican Economics Destroyed the American Economy"

    then comment intelligently on this forum

    September 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Damsteram

    Actually, she wasn't slamming Bristol Palin, but the people who thought she (Meghan) was a big PR problem, even though it seems there were bigger fish to fry (like a pregnant teen for a woman who runs on a conservative family values platform).

    Anyway, i would like to see her slam her father sometime on how he sold out all his principles just for getting a chance to run as Republican candidate.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  93. kathryne lee

    Geez JohnRJ08 you really have a hard on for Sarah Palin. How pathetic. For once, someone tells it like it is and you just can't wait to show how much more knowledgeable and important you are. You cannot get away with saying someone else picked John McCain's running mate. He is such a loser he knew he needed someone to make him look better. You just don't get it. All politicians are crooks and they are all ruining this country. No one holds first place on this one. Sheeple like you make up stories and continue the babble BS to destroy someone elses character. Sarah will never be President but given what we have been offered over the years by Democrats, she could slip in and I would rather have a woman of character representing this country than the cheaters and liars that have been representing this country for decades.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  94. mlc

    Sad to see how shallow some of you are that your argument has turned to her weight.there are plenty of "thin" girls whose actions are worse than Meghans' on the campaign trail, if you want to take that route. The names Lindsay Lohan & Parris Hilton come to mind- 2 young famous, rich, 20 somethings who have served time according to holywood standards.were Meghans' actions the best, no. Neither were Bristols'. Both, in their own ways, have tried to own up for them. This what the basis of what opinions/judgments should originate from. For those of you saying Meghan is a liberal in disguise, so just because you don't agree with EVERY aspect of your party makes you a member of the "opposing" party? How narrow-minded of you. Why do her & her fathers pov have to match (or any other rep) to a T for her to be a rep? Diversity is a wonderful thing, embrace far as headline, you're reading the article aren't you? So it did its job. Now can we pls focus on the real issues of todays society & ignore the nonsense?

    September 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  95. rkm63

    This bimbo is a Rino just like her father. She's simply jealous of both Bristol and Sarah. Snobby little brat.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  96. sopho6971

    Meghan's breath smells like a dead fish – not that there's anything wrong with that

    September 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Daniel Troppy

    Sounds like a smart girl for a Republican that is....

    September 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  98. sandy

    IF Meghan Mcain writes as poorly as she speaks, I'd rather read "Cat in the Hat". It would probably be more insightful than any pathetic trash this ignorant bimbo could splice together. I 'm a conservative and I like John McCain, but I'm sorry he has such a loser for a daughter; She's in her 20's and talks like a 15 year old..."like...ya know?"....what a waste of space..

    September 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  99. malabar

    U losers r 2 funny. the crappy grammar and misspellings are obviously bipartisan here. meghan IS overweight and thats a fact not a slam, like u all explain her bristol comment to be. if i was either of those 2 i wud b doing the same things they are and laugh at all of the intolerant sad sacks like posters all over the internet because i wud b cashing the fat check unlike the pigs slamming me. the bloodfarts that slam bristol must never have known a pregnant teen. odd how libs take the intolerant supposed conservative position when a Repub is gay or a prego teen. libs do not want conservatives 2 b accepting and understanding, it ruins the image dems try to paint of them. if u call a repub a hypocrite bcuz of family values, what are u, the supposedly tolerant bleeding heart acting like? as 4 those of u who thnk more repubs shud b like her, ur right. and every dem shud b like ben nelson. 😉

    September 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. HELP

    Hey guys, will you visit SaveStan . ORG a friend of mine with 4 young babies is fighting for his life…… thanks.

    September 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  101. kathryne lee

    You know reading these comments makes me laugh. Clinton can be getting a BJ in the Oval Office and Sarah Palin has S*#&for brains? I am totally amazed at the downright hate spewed on the Palin family. That woman is smarter than most of you who hate her. Get behind the big O and keep re=electing deadbeat senators and congressmen who do NOTHING while in office except raise more money to run their next campaign and you just don't get it.

    September 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnRJ08

      You mistake rational criticism for hate. Palin is a public figure who fancied herself ready to be president back in 2008. Since that time, she has proven time and again that she is an intellectual catastrophe and grotesquely simplistic thinker who gets by on her small-town charm.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  102. whitekong78

    Her book belongs at a grocery store check aisle

    September 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  103. kathryne lee

    It never ceases to amaze me how the Palin family is such a threat to women who are liberal and the McCain family. Didn't John pick Sarah Palin as his running mate? Did he do that to lose the election or to win it? Did she outshine him politically? Absolutely! This is the same man who has had 30 years to address illegal immigration and now that it is a politicaly hot button, he is so for it. What a hypocrit. So now Sarah Palin's child is not allowed to make a mistake? Do you think her Mother is proud that she had a baby out of wedlock? As proud as the liberals who think it is just fine to be a single female parent? I don't think Bristol chose that option, she was just not very smart. However there are a lot of young woman who choose to be single parents. At least Bristol took responsibility whereas most abdicate that responsibility to the government to help raise their fatherless children. Get over the hate for the Palins sheeple. Just cause you can't find them cheating on each other does not make them bad people

    September 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnRJ08

      First of all, Sarah Palin doesn't threaten liberals. She does threaten our democracy, though. Second of all, John McCain didn't pick Sarah Palin as his running-mate. Palin was picked by several right-wing conservatives, including Fred Barnes, John Bolton, Robert Bjork, Dick Morris and William Kristol, who all had gone up to visit her back in 2007. McCain barely knew her name when the RNC informed him that she would be his running-mate. The only reason he agreed - without knowing anything about her - is because he was told that she would bring out the Republican base. McCain knew that many Republicans thought he was too moderate, so he calculated that she would help him win the election. Of course, at the same time, he never considered the fact that a totally inept, intellectually inadequate person could have ended up as president if something happened to him. He would have been, after all, the oldest man to ever be elected president. Can anyone actually imagine the kind of damage that Sarah Palin might have done to this country if she had ever been given any real power. Too frightening to contemplate.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      Uhhhh...and joe biiiiig effin deal biden is a rocket scientist? Wow.

      September 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  104. whitekong78

    NEVER trust anyone selling a book! The Republicans and Democrats are ruining the country with partisan games VOTE INDEPENDENT! Who is meghan Mccain? What has she done to warrant such national attention? Wake up america

    September 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Madarain

    Come in. This is meaningless BS. It's incoherent and worthless...a waste of eyeball effort.

    September 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Leilah Kowalski

    Meghan McCain is fresh air to a brain dead Republican Party.
    They are all lost brainless filibusterers. Her dad is OK most of the time but sometimes he is awful too. I didn't vote for him because having Vice President Sh!t4brains Sarah Palin just didn't cut it for me.

    September 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandy

      IF Meghan Mcain writes as poorly as she speaks, I'd rather read "Cat in the Hat". It would probably be more insightful than any pathetic trash this ignorant bimbo could splice together. I 'm a conservative and I like John McCain, but I'm sorry he has such a loser for a daughter; She's in her 20's and talks like a 15 year old..."like...ya know?"....what a waste of space....and considering how overweight she is – thats aLOT of space...

      September 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnRJ08

      Meghan McCain, unlike her father, is honest and speaks from her heart. John McCain is a political creature who has a long history of shaping his convictions to match whatever will get him elected. The most recent primary in Arizona is a case in point. In the last six months, the man has come to stand against nearly everything he once endorsed. Why? Because he was scared to death of the Tea Party. No. Meghan McCain may have some growing up to do, but at least she's genuine. My guess is that within the next two years she'll announce that she's a Democrat.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandy

      JohnRJ...I hope you're right. Conservatives don't need or want the kind of pathetic representation Meghan McCain has to offer. And yes, she has aLOT of growing up to do...she's behind by about 10 years already...

      September 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Mimi

    I don't read this as Meghan slamming Bristol, but Meghan slamming the whole "image consultant" process that dissed HER, yet a "pregnant teen" was apparantly deemed "OK". I read it as that hurt her, and hurt her image of herself at that time as "not OK". Didn't soulnd like a personal slap at Bristol to me. Bad headline.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  108. Eric

    They are both just kids. The village helps to raise a child. Anyone that speaks thier mind earns my respect. Attack the ideals not the individual.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  109. JohnRJ08

    Meghan McCain loves her father and she's doing the best she can to make him proud. The problem is, she is a closet liberal. This girl needs to liberate herself from the control of her authoritarian father and admit that she's a Democrat at heart. Clearly, she is far too tolerant and open-minded to fit into the Republican Party, no matter how hard she tries.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  110. Maruka

    she's jealous, that's all.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  111. 19once81

    Political "catfight?" Now that would make politics even better, imagine every political offspring having2rumble eachother. 🙂 all around.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  112. SHY


    September 11, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  113. tmac

    Desperate for those 15 minutes, are we? You have no friends on the left, stop trying to win them over. You have no friends on the right, stop pretending you ever did.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  114. Mike

    Those two daughters are hotties. I would pay $1,000 to see a pay-per-view event where they wrestle. Loser-leave-town match. I might even pay $5,000.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  115. tblake

    wow, I see the golden rule has been forgotten. I hope people have mercy on you guys whenever you make a mistake, or perhaps shove everything you ever did wrong in the publics face. The bottom line is people make mistakes, people aren't perfect and to show grace and forgiveness shows what kind of person you really are. Maybe a lot of you people that dogging on Bristol & Meghan need to practice those characteristics a little more?

    September 11, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  116. kcc

    @ollie I totally agree.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  117. BITNZisDWN

    I'll like fat chicks if THEY can fix the Economy..............

    September 11, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  118. kcc

    All of the comments on her weight is ridiculous. I seen and she did not look big at all. You couldn't find anything wrong with her so you had to comment on her weight. You go on tv and see if you look thin.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  119. rick

    Yeah the Bush years were so bad that you are all crying and begging your president to keep Bush's tax cuts. President Obama has doubled the national debt in less then two years. Your savior said he would bring all the troops home. Yeah still waiting on that. Big government means higher taxes and less freedom. That's what you guys like. No thanks!

    September 11, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  120. kcc

    @Kayla I totally agree.

    September 11, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  121. Dale

    Ms. McCain has more class and brains then all the Republican candidates.. If she ran for office, I just might vote for her.

    September 11, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  122. John

    Meghan-STFU and go back to the bars, you are more interesting on your back...

    September 11, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  123. Terrie

    This is too funny! Bristol Palin is a fame seeking money hungry hypercrite and somebody has the guts to call her on it!

    September 11, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  124. Bud

    "I went to an image consultant." Really? REALLY! If I were you, I'd ask for a refund and use the money at Jenny Craig's place instead. Do you a whole lot more good.

    September 11, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  125. kayla

    I think meghan needs to get a life an stop gettin into others ppl business she jus jealous that she don't got a man an isn't on a show an bristol could be on her own but she is a single mother leave her alone!!!!!

    September 11, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  126. gregory

    kelly very good, you just discoverd the dynemite

    September 11, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  127. ducky93

    good job bristol and Meghan nice to c ppl my age w/ a right mine on there head 😀

    September 11, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  128. ralphie

    If Meghan can't be on DWTS maybe she can be a Playmaye for Hef!

    September 11, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  129. bv

    I forget. Was it Bristol or Sarah that had the retarded baby? I'm trying to keep up with this whole story the best I can. 🙂

    September 11, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  130. markfree

    Ne one that is complaining about the headline is an idiot. Headlines are ment to grab readers attention so they open the article. So the fact that you are commenting on this article just means that CNN was successful at there job. Would you have opened the article if it said Megan talks about bristol? Maybe not because you wanted juice, cause juice is what sells.

    September 11, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  131. chuck

    No doubt, seems that anymore all blogs digress to the lowest common denominator: sin

    September 11, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  132. Oyster

    This sounds like a really intelligent conversation.

    September 11, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  133. chuck

    Slammed? The "left" uses the word to mean "referenced" when someone from the "right" speaks. Same way they say abortion-foes rather than saying pro-life.

    September 11, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  134. Nevermind

    I read a whole lot of these because apparently I have nothing better to do.......contrary to my normal position I will comment here....why are sooo many people attacking the physical appearance of this girl? Not every woman is a model and Ms McCain is very good looking and could probably........the......out of you with a smile in a minute. But that is not important all you fat ugly republithugs....the fact is she is selling a book NOT her body Bristol is selling ANYTHING she can just like her MOM. I am not a conservative by any means, but if more conservatives were opened minded like Meghan politics would be in a better place than it is now.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  135. Sam

    Apparently the "..I talk bad.." never really hit home.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  136. DianaSpencer

    Too many nasty comments for my palate ! Good bye

    September 11, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  137. Jen

    Ok seriously?those of you that don't think she's fat...she is.she's a huge pig.She would be soooo much prettier if she lost at least 50 pounds. She is NOT a size 8-10.I used to be that size before I lost 30 pounds,and she is wayyyyyy bigger than I was. And just because that's a few sizes smaller than the 'average' woman,isn't ok. The average woman is fat and overweight. The 'average' doesn't mean you're 'average' just means that the average woman is a glutton and needs to lose 30 pounds.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Nevermind

      Sheeeesh back off....what does this have to do with anything?

      September 11, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  138. donna

    This crass trash is the work of an image consultant? Jesus.

    September 11, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  139. dee

    Wow- how much do Image Consultants get paid? Is that a government job posted on Sign me up!!

    September 11, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  140. donna

    sarah palin is scary. If she ever becomes president God help us.

    September 11, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  141. Sinfulone

    I think she would look far better in a set of Fautigues , perhaps with the 101st Airborne

    September 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Haha...forget the fatigues...paint her big ass camo colors and drop her out the plane- kinda like a frozen Butterball turkey...

      September 11, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  142. Frank

    "[it's] said that you look like a str!pper 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.”

    Translation: "I'm a rich (h)o who loves to party it up and curse like a sailor but at least I'm not pregnant. Babies are for sl@rs, amirite?!" Jon: "Such insight. *tear*"

    Lol. Like father, like daughter. We're living in a global circus. I don't know why people even bother to feign respectability at this point. Lets just get it all out in the open and be honest! Idiotocracy, we're already there!

    *popcorn 24/7*

    September 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Maria Rondinone

    Gotta love politics. #1 response.....aren`t you lucky to be "#1" post! I tend to dislike many republicans, but like & respect her. To Mark #71, F U & get a life.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  144. The Human Fund

    Way to zing a pregnant teen,'Megipoo and I dont care for Sarah Palin.Observational commentary from rich girl who can afford to blog all day. She should watch her figure before she comments on everybody else...she has the money for a trainer but she likes the good life b/c she needed an image consultant afterall...

    September 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  145. saelie

    everybody's a conservative.....until they are an unwed teenage mother.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Frank

    Whips, 2x4s, cat o' nine tails -It's all good.

    The law of attraction? What, like the the Secret?

    September 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  147. randy ladd

    Frank, a little anecdote is in order. While judging a horse show several years back, I was priveleged to the following. A young womoan was practicing in the arena, and was prompty dumped to the ground by her large Dutch Warm Blood. (Frank, this is a specific type of horse) She re-mounted, was dumped, once again. This happened several more times, after which in full view of her trainer began whipping the horse severely. Once done, she re-mounted, once again to be un-ceremoneously dis-mounted. She got up, screamed n a pitch, that only a soprano in the opera could appreciate, "what is wrong"? Her heavily German accented trainer replied, "darlink, yuv only a vip, yu needs a 2 x 4. I can only hope that does not go over your head. By the way, what do you know about the LAW of ATTRACTION? That might be a far more intriguing subject? Bless you all, Randy

    September 10, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  148. randy ladd

    Frank, you need to meet my father, rest his soul. Speaking to any lady, no make that any person, in the term and vernacular that you use. Well, does "behind the wood shed" make any sense to you? You need and needed several visits. There are still some of us, that respect not only your rights, but others as well. You do neither. In fact, do you even respect, yourself? I truly doubt it. You did not visit Ms. Palin's church, as I had sughgested earlier. Such a shame. Bless you. Randy

    September 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Oh, dear Randy. You can try your hand at sp@nking me. Bring your biggest heaviest paddle. Come on, let's see what you got, big man.

      Forget going to church. Especially a wacked out fundy church like Palin's. Been there, done that. Moving on.

      September 10, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Tara

    WOW I have a new respect for Mrs.Mcain at least she wasn't produced by the trailer park king and queen. Why does weight or looks have anything to do with anything oh wait that's right boring and overweight men need something to look at my bad

    September 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  150. darcie cochran

    frank, i dont see ANYONE saying wh@re except you. thats not how people talk except woman hating menlike you potray yoursewlf as. your the one who needs to "get over it. and you talk bad about the palins. look in the mirror! and gwet out of your glass house before the stones break it!

    September 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "Woman hating"? Where the hell did I say that only women are wh@res? The men are, too. I'm all about equal rights. Men are wh@res, s!#ts and b!tches, too.

      What glass house? Last I checked, I didn't have a whole of morons across the country brainwashed into thinking "I'm the middle-aged milf next door! I understand you! Buy my book and shell out hundreds to hear me speak (how ironic)!".

      Then again, maybe I do. Secret fans. 😉 lol

      September 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Julian

    Who gives a *uck!

    September 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  152. JQ

    Bristol Palin should to college and try to get an education. Instead of trying to learn how to dance like a striper. For god sake, she has a son to think of. But then again she is Sarah's daughter, she'll become a quiter too.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • CTYank

      Easy to argue that Sarah should have invested some of her spare time after quitting to educate herself on all sorts of topics. Then _maybe_ she could have become something other than a vuvuzela of the great white north. Might have reduced her dependency on better educated underlings to post her twitterings.

      September 11, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  153. darcie cochran

    frank, you shouldnt be so offensive. your the one using the wh@re word in most comments you make. you didnt offend me, im just speaking my beliefs. what do you think mccain is doing writing a book? .......making money!

    September 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      And I wasn't talking about you. So, like I said, get over it. Get the f#@k over it, even. Or do curse words offend you? Boo hoo. That's how people talk. I calls 'em as I sees 'em.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  154. sam

    This attractive young lady is upset because when the gop was going through an idenity crisis following the election of barry she tried to pull the party to the left. Lucky for us the ron paul revolution/tea party caught on. Unfortunately the tea party was taken by the gop/glenn beck morons which will lead to the same ol crap we have had since Kennedy was killed.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  155. darcie cochran

    quit slamming sara and her teen pregnancy. i have two daughters 16/17 and it gives an example of what not to do and how hard it is to raise a child being a single mother. sara isnt the only teen getting pregnant. its been going on for decades. check out the statictics on teen happens to be a real problem in america . the grandparents end up raising the children. very SAD.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • mydogspot

      Huh? "Sara" (which is actually spelled Sarah) wasn't an unwed teenage mother, her daughter Bristol was. How can you claim to support and respect the family when you don't even know who's who? And the rest of your post didn't even make any sense. Were you a teen mother? Did you have to drop out of school? Is that why you can't use correct English?

      September 19, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  156. snooki au jus

    Did she use a strap-on?

    September 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  157. millie

    People that only point about her weight are superficial and can't see past what she is really trying to share. Her personal experience with the world. We need more people like that which are not afraid to be honest and not about what is says on the scale. Come on people!

    September 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      There are plenty of honest people, they however are banned from TV and major newspapers.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  158. darcie cochran

    shyaspunk. she doesnt drive EVERYONE crazy.... maybe you. she wouldnt have thousands of listeners at her speeches if it drove them crazy. get real facts with your worda.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  159. randy ladd

    Frank, without knowing you, I would be hard pressed to comment on where your keen mind, was developed. It must be hard for one with such talent to fathom the concept of sub par humans co-existing on the same planet as yourself.

    Perhaps, in an act of supreme kindness, you could come to the aid of your fellow kind and travel immediately to the church, mentioned in your eloquent writings, and do something about the conditions, that Ms. Palin left. You know, like dissolves like. Bless you kind sir. Randy

    September 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Oh, please. I just have no patience for wh@red out politicians who have everyone brainwashed into thinking that "I'm just like you! Yuk yuk yuk!". She's just another corporate b!tch getting her daily dose of attention.

      You act like I insulted you. Are you a political wh@re, too? If not, don't worry about it.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  160. darcie cochran

    the palin family represents the average american whom has many faults. i would rather have an average familt represent america for what it is than a fake lying politican thats says anything to get elected. at least they are real people with average issues in which we all have.

    September 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "than a fake lying politican thats says anything to get elected"

      Aka Sarah Palin and 99% of all other politicians.

      September 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • UtahLady

      A lying politician? You're clearly talking about Sarah Paliin. A lying politician is exactly what Sarah Palin is. She doesn't represent America. She only represents (and works for) herself. We don't need her, and reasoning (and reasonable) people don't want anything to do with her.

      September 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Dick Locke


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  162. kcc

    I agree with the headline! She did slam her! Its about time somebody did. Since when is it okay to be a teenage mother and unmarried. They are making it seem like it is okay since a governors daughter did. Well it is not okay and I did not want someone who could not control her household running my country.

    September 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  163. milagros

    She seems really genuine. Because she is putting her experience of being left out neglected. As many of us have felt. There is nothing harder then getting rejected and put out by the people who raised you. We should applaud her for wanting to share this quite experience. We can all relate to feeling reject for not being perfect.

    September 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Dave

    If Meghan McCain does go into politics, I might consider voting for her. That said, I'm a lifelong Democrat and usually won't give Republicans the time of day. She isn't afraid to point out problems in the GOP platform, and seems to shun extremist viewpoints within the party. More Republicans need to be like the young Ms. McCain. BTW, Meghan, if you end up reading these comments (unlikely, I know....this IS CNN's website), don't let the detractors get to you; most Americans will judge you based on the merit of your ideas, not their personal prejudices.

    September 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Oh, come on, Dave. You know that most people don't actually look into a politician's platform or what corporation is backing them, etc. They just vote for whoever scares them and/or who looks pretty.

      September 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  165. shyaspunk

    All im tryin to say is sarah palin needs to shut up she lost the campain will she get a life like everyone else I know she has rites for freedom speech but her speech drives everone crazy so... SHUT UP ALREADY!

    September 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  166. darcie cochran

    to Betty i hope she becomes president. you could now go back to cuba on your raft. is that how you got to america?

    September 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Frank

    Just another attention wh@re!

    September 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • CTYank

      If so, how would you rank Meghan (1-10) compared to Sarah, Rush, or Glenda?

      September 11, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • UtahLady

      If you're talking about Bristol Palin or Sarah Palin, you're right.

      September 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Megan would be about a 4 compared to them.

      They're all attention wh@res.

      September 13, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  168. bv

    newsflash! bristol palin just crapped her pants in church... and in a cruel twist of fate, her runny animal droppings soiled a bible! could this terrible act of blasphemy spell trouble for the GOP in the upcoming election? stayed tuned, bloggers!

    September 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Matt

    You got the headline wrong – she was slamming the consultant, not Bristol. She was pointing out the hiprocrasy of the consultant letting Bristol, a pregnant teen(which would seem to be a greater political liability than a 'dumb blonde'), be a part of the campaign but not her. But in today's world of sensationalist TV journalism, a headline that implies a 'catfight' gets more attention than the truth.

    September 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  170. randy ladd

    Well,well! It is nice to see that this country is in such good hands. This is not in reference to either of the two young ladies. I do not know either of them. Therefore, to bestow opinion would be to offer a prejudiced opinion. There have been enough of those offered over the centuries, to lead to the enslavement, torture,death and slaughter, of countless millions of people. I am not against, people voicing their opinions. Just against them offering them...without knowledge. As my father reminded me, oh so many years ago. It is better to be thought a fool, than to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt. Bless you all. Randy

    September 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Mel

    She is right. My Mother and I were going to vote for McCain until he chose Palin. In fact the wholse state was. I heard a white man in his 70's say he would rather vore for a Black man than a dumb White woman (ouch) That's not what McCain thought would ever happen.

    September 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Me

    I would hit it all night, both of them

    September 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Lex Machaskee

    @bv Dude, you're making me cry. Hilarious!

    September 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Dee

    What is wrong with people. I hope all the pathetic people with some snide or vulgar remark about Bristol or any of the Palins are teetotaling virgins, with perfect families, who attend church and can recite the Bible frontwards and backwards (which of course is joke in itself, as anyone who has read the Bible wouldn't be saying anything like these things).
    I think the only reason people hate on the Palins is because they really see themselves in this family. But – one thing may be radically different. This family supports and loves one another and makes no excuses for being real and honest about who they are.
    If only YOU could do so as well. I admire the Palins and since half of most of the babies born in America these days are born outside of wedlock, I see no reason for the rest of you to be throwing stones at the Palins. Most of you probably had or will have a baby outside of marriage – whether you profess abstinence or promiscuity, a baby born is a baby born.
    Just grow up and stop this.Unless you really have something intelligent to say, just save us all from embarrassment and humiliation for you and keep your mouths shut.

    September 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  175. bv

    Q: will bristol's frequently recurring yeast infections be a detrmiment to her performance on dancing with stars? weigh in on this one, people!

    September 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Clarence Thomas

    There is nothing IN THE WORLD better than a chunky white woman !!

    September 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Name*jo

    I love that mediocre people think size 10 is thin, it allows the true healthy citizens to get opportunities both professionally and personally- so be fat you are just opening more doors for healthier above average people who take pride in their. Body

    September 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Marty

    Ever wondered how the world sees you?

    September 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  179. AShley D

    It's pretty pathetic that over half of you on here have nothing but negative comments and remarks. That's pretty sad, and we call this America! You all have obviously been misguided through out life. Shame on you, sure your an embarrassment to your parents. What has happened to America?

    September 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  180. JSRagman

    Meghan was actually very polite with her comments. What do you think the right wing kooks/racists would be saying if President had a daughter who was pregnant out of wedlock by a high schoom drop-out (Levi) who had a mother that was a meth dealer?

    September 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monkeys n Typewriters

      I approve of this message

      September 11, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Deep South

      I see none of the many right-wing kooks posting here were brave enough to attempt an honest answer to that one. Keep asking - it's a damn good question.

      September 11, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  181. YoungSinatra

    If you look at Miss. Bush she has a nice rack on her for an old bird,so the women in that family hold up well.

    September 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  182. YoungSinatra

    I'm NOT a fan of the Palin family. That being said. Bristal is doing the right thing Going on Dancing with the stars. They make around $200,000 a WEEK as long as they can stay on the show. Only a stupid person would turn down that kind of fast cash. Even IF she gets kicked off the first week thats 200k. And the tea baggers will probably call in and keep her on at least a few shows before she gets the boot. So good for her.

    September 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandy

      Actually, if you look at this site, they do not make $200K a week – BUT, she is still guaranteed to make 5x my secretary's salary of $25K for what – a month's worth of dance rehearsals? Not bad. Absolutely I think it was smart of her to do. She can pay for her college education and living expenses in a couple months.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Bradley

    That was hardly a 'slam'. More like a fact of the matter.

    September 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Mike

    It's hard to look at her – she has one of the most unattractive faces I have ever seen-gross.

    September 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  185. bv

    when will we finally get some nude photos of bristol?! i desperately want to gawk at that bloated pig's stretch marks. she belongs in a stable at the alaskan state fair, not dancing on stage with human beings. as a true american patriot, i'm outraged at the respect that fat brainless slag manages to garner for herself. what did she ever do beside slop herself at the trough and ride bare-back that mentally handicapped hillbilly boyfriend of hers?

    September 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Deb

    Just think these are the family members who could have lived in our White House. Yikes!!!!

    September 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      The US would have been divied up between Canada and Mexico by now if that had happened.

      September 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Lazlo

    Its funny, when you can't critize anything else about her say she's fat.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Daniel Troppy

    Finally someone from that party has enough sense to speak the truth about this hillbilly bunch from Alaska....

    September 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  189. oooohhh

    I'd tap Meghan. She's a bit bigger, but I bet she'd be good in the sack.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Dave

    Meghan's mom looks better. m i l f action.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  191. sheilaj16

    she looks like a mix of Paris Hilton & Jessica Simpson..blond w/some brains..

    September 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  192. David

    You go girl!

    September 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  193. mario

    Meghan is a lesbian and wants the Palin girl real bad.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Just remember, folks, she has more brains than the entire Palin clan. She is well educated, articulate and attractive. This means trouble for us Liberal Dems if she decides to get into politics! Let us hope that the Tea Baggers with their "Blah, Blah, Blah! I don't have to listen to facts!" keep her out of the loop!

    September 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Meghan McCain's Boobs

    We are love pillows hand-crafted by God!

    September 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Jon

    Miss McCain has more intelligence and good looks and is more fluent in english than the little fat town pump from Wasilla. But then again the apple does not fall far from the tree. Case in point...Bristol Palin. Watching Bristol on Dancing with The
    Stars would be like watching an elephant with ballet shoes.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Juliet

    Jealousy is a female dog. Fame whoring one.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Juliet

    Jealousy is a female dog.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  199. SDcanyon

    How is that comment a "Slam" on Bristol Palin? It is more of an observation than a damaging remark.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juliet

      The things the media (CNN) will make up in order to get attention. How silly.

      September 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  200. seu

    I think your a great example of a young lady. Unlike Bristol, you have reason to hold your head high.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Glennis

    Meghan isn't much of a sympathetic figure. More like a spoiled little rich girl with an inflated sense of self-importance!

    September 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  202. the boss

    Can anyone say look at me, look at me too!

    September 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  203. CSD

    Love to watch cons eat each other like animals.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  204. rs

    americans are too fat. how can a size 10 or 12 be average. u guys need to lose weight and stop being such cows. unless u have a thyroid disorder or are pregnant there is no reason to be over a size 4.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • agreed

      AGREED! Go for a run and put the food down

      September 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • caskinner

      Being a size 10 or 12 doesn't mean that you are fat. You have got to be kidding that no one should be bigger than a size 4.

      September 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anomom

      Your think everyone should be a size 4? That's the kind if thinking that cause girls to have eating disorders, I'm not thin enough, I need to lose weight. Yes, America as a whole is overweight, but a size 4. What are you, about 4 ft tall?

      September 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • lt

      I hope you never have a daughter!!!!!

      September 10, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ashel

      I am 5 ft. 6 in., 128 lbs. AND size 11 in Juniors, which is probably what Meghan would be wearing at her age. Eff you!

      September 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      I am physically incapable of wearing a size 4 in jeans, because my HIP BONES are larger than that. But hey, if you wanna shell out the thousands of $$$ I would need for a hip-shaving surgery so I can fit into YOUR standards of what's desirable, then I'll gladly take your donation.

      September 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Brenda

    Boy that Meghan is one jealous, angry, limelight hog... whoring her new book. Shut up!

    September 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Swint

    Just a couple comments on this "story" and comments.
    I can't imagine a politician's son ever being commented upon this way.
    She's not a model, so she's not supposed to be waif-like. I think she's pretty, and most men would agree. I think she speaks like most people her age.
    Why the vitriol? Is it really about her looks or how Republican she is? I doubt it.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  207. RB

    I'm sorry – what was that article about again? her book? bristol palin bashing? i didn't get much of anything from it, really.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  208. The_Dude

    Don't tell me this broad will be going into politics next

    September 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Maxreps

    Going back to my comment up top abour her being fat and to those that replied. Are you drunk, if so that explains why you don't think she's fat. Once you sober up, then google image her, she's fat, case closed.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean Penn

      I don't want no fatty womens in my American office. Not now, not ever. Not until they get the lipo or do some sit ups, and after that they can't speak unless a man tells them what to say.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Mark

    i WOULD SO F*** THAT

    September 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  211. shirley

    ME myself i thank she is a very pretty young lady,why thank twice about the other person.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Jeff

    I apologize to Polly and Ginny.
    I don"t know why I am tempted to post on these "discussions".
    I am old enough to know better.
    Betty you should stay.
    Eventually the world will weed out the morons and extremists and we can have intelligent conversations about progress. Even in America!
    Viva la revolucion!

    September 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Phil

    Articles like this make me want to read up on women such as Catherine the Great, Maria Theresa, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Boudicca and Hatshepsut.. but of course, none of these women will ever appear in a CNN Marquee Blog..

    September 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      because they are dead – keep up to date on your history LOL

      September 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Jeff

    Polly and Ginny.
    Why dont you join Betty in Cuba.
    You are not america's best.
    Better yet move to Alaska.
    As a Canadian I know we are about to take it off the US's hands.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  215. lance corporal

    daddies girl......... at some point she will realize that she only sticks to the republican party because of daddy, that her criticisms are really a definition of what the repub party IS and she will move on, the repubs are a regressive party, you cannot be a progressive repub, there simply is no such thing and several repubs who tried to be progressives have recently been voted out, she's an independent who loves her father too much to go against him

    September 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  216. OOSal

    Meghan is very honest and refreshing. Here is a young, intelligent woman who's vision is clearer than that of the old republicans. I am 68 and very impressed with her. She is a beautiful young woman and very smart. She is the only Republican that I can stand to listen to on TV. She tells it like it is. Meghan, stay the course.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • CTYank

      "stay the course" is purely a "reaganism" don't'cha know.
      On the other hand, "steady on course" is a long-established command to a helmsman in the USN.

      September 11, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  217. Lee

    Can anyone just be nice for once? Oh I forgot they think they are so much better than everyone else. Or they have to make themselves feel better by calling someone names. Real mature.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Coach D

    the "Kids" i was mentioning are my students. I know this is the internet but hello it was all shown first on TV and in magazines . . . ps i am 100% positive i am smarter than you. . . . you my friend are whats wrong with this country . . your ignorance is what is stunting the growth of America . . .

    September 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Lori

    Seriously???? She's talking politics and you boys want to talk about her WEIGHT??? I sure don't see any references to the girth or appearance of any man talking about politics. Call her a dimwit, argue about her positions but for god's sake leave out what she looks like. Last I checked you don't have to be beautiful or a size 2 to have an opinion....unless, apparently you're talking to most of the knuckleheads posting on this article.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  220. tori

    Get real commenting females. You are the ones who viciously tear one another apart with your weight phobia etc.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Jerry

    It's pretty sad that the segment of our society that prides itself on being tolerant to others is the least tolerant to those who don't share their ideology. Take a good hard look in the mirror.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Coach D

    Wow . .. ps the majority of the people commenting really need to grow the heck up. . . this is exactly what is wrong with our society as Americans. . . . we are spoiled little turds who would rather fight back and forth then get anything accomplished that matters to anyone. PS the republican ticket of McCain and Palin was the biggest trainwreck known. After much consideration the Palin family is nothing but rich white trash . . . i mean really her teenage daughters baby daddy didn't graduate high school and instead of working on her education she is running around talking about something she knows absolutely nothing about obviously in between being "modest" on dancing with the stars. . .i mean really isn't she just glamorizing teen pregnancy. . . hell i would love to have been a pregnant teen in our society today . . . glizt glamour, magazine covers fame and money. . hell . . .what kind of example does that show. . . it is all disgusting!!!! so instead of commenting on her weight, and lets face it American is FAT and that ain't with a PH, lets talk about real issues like why we have a semi educated girl influencing our kids.!!!!!!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • rz

      Are you for real? This is the internet, stupid. If she 'influences' your kids...they're as stupid as you.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dine

      Your comments might be taken much more seriously if you had a grasp on how to use punctuation (holy ellipses addiction, Batman!) and appropriate grammar and capitalization.

      Then again...maybe...not...

      September 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • seu

      I couldn't have said it better

      September 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • lt


      September 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Daisy

    I like Megan, I could care less what she looks like (which i think is just fine) or what Bristol looks like either for that matter.
    To me I find Meghan to be an extremely fine example of a young intelligent young woman. And this coming from a dem.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  224. me

    very misleading headline...I saw the interview and in no way did she "slam" Bristol......she mentioned her once & the mention was hardley even disrespectful, it was a fact!

    September 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  225. rz

    Fat? Not really. Fat mouth? For certain!

    September 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Stork1

    So the minute a woman is not a stick figure, she is fat. Geez that gets old. But of course, all the chicks are clammering after Karl Rove and Rush's physiques!! Guess only fat women are fat, never fat men.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Mike

    McCain wrote a good book. She's about the only Republican I can stand. Shame you guys can't see past her looks. Shallow people.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Bayou947

    Remind me again: WHO is Meghan McCain?

    September 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gsxr Boy

      The one that doesn't have a baby. My mom made me famous by touring and making millions. I really don't have anything else. In the time being let's go dancing. While I do that let the nanny raise the kid when I'm busy.

      September 12, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  229. PauletteB

    OMG: The Tea Party Trolls are alive and well and posting on this blog. You don't have a legitimate gripe with Meghan, so you attack her looks because she dares to make a comment about Bristol lPalin? Pardon me, but your hypocrisy is showing. Some family values when you're all gung-ho about a woman who wasn't (and STILL isn't) home enough to be a parent and teach her daughter right from wrong. Something about glass houses comes to mind. Good for you Meghan: You have more class is your little finger than the entire Palin clan.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Julia of the Mountains

    You know, looking over all these thoroughly NEGATIVE statements here just sickens me. You all can't be that crass in person, can you? You all have stated the most vitriol comments BEHIND THE ANONMITY of this forum. I'm done reading comments here and on Nothing positive ever comes from it!!!! Rrrrggghhhh!

    September 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  231. LgMcB

    This girl is hardly fat. All you guys dissing her because she's not a brainless stick-figure are just upset because you couldn't get someone half as attractive to even give you the time of day. Get a life.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • snooks

      this is the problem here in America..because of the growing obesity rate people like you now think a size 10 is a "normal" weight for somebody. what are you, a 30? I guess a 10 would look slim to someone like you. STOP OBESITY NOW!

      September 11, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • A

      There is no such thing as a "normal" jean size, because so much of it doesn't depend on how physically fit you are as it does genetics, including height and bone/body structure etc. Personally, I wear a size 12 in jeans, and I'm on the lower end of the healthy weight range for my height.

      People like you are what's destroying the self-esteem and body images of millions of young American girls and boys. Despite the fact that I don't agree with her, Meghan McCain is a gorgeous and healthy-looking young woman. Get over yourself.

      September 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  232. IVEL

    Meghan says everything her Dad cannot say in public! Wonder if she's on the McCain payroll LOL.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  233. John

    Tell Meghan the NY Jets are looking for a good linebacker!

    September 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  234. One Who Knows

    Meghan had an image problem because she never met a boy she didn't like.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  235. P Dirt

    Nice make-over. She calls herself a progressive republican. Sounds like a walking oxymoron.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • ajk68

      Progressive Republican = liberal calling herself a Republican

      If the future of the Republican party is in people like Meghan, then it's time for a third party.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      @ajk68 – ahh, another attempt at sounding intelligent.... and you lose again

      September 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  236. linda

    It must be horrible to have people say you are more of a tramp than a pregnant teen. I mean, why not just get an abortion instead of taking responsiblilty for your actions and actually having the baby. Then you can act like a little virgin princess and no one would judge you. What was Bristol thinking? Ruining her image and that of her political mother all for the sake of her unborn child. What trash!

    September 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathleen

      I agree Linda!

      September 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betsey

      Sigh. Why did you have to bring up abortion? We were doing so well here up till now.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow...

      @ Linda. You are being so overly dramatic. Always some nut who has to bring in abortion...troll.

      It would have been better if A. Palin closed her legs or B. Had the brains to say hey...wear a condom.

      The insult is that she was being compared to an idiot who couldn't do A or B.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda

      @ wow...Ur mother should have definately gone the other direction.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow...

      "rolls eyes" like I never heard that before...from my mother. Try being more creative and dare I say intelligent when you try to insult someone.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • dandemain

      I am sure that if Sarah had her way, Bristol would have had an abortion. It was probably discussed, but as much as having a knocked-up daughter looks bad, having the news that the daughter had an abortion would have been worse.

      Mom was "Juneau", daughter was "Juno"

      September 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarcasm anyone

      Ok, so I think this was supposed to be a shot at sarcasm and you people took it way to seriously. Laugh a little and relax!

      September 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrtinez666

      Actually, abortion can be a solution. Rather than bring an unwanted child into the world where it may end up neglected, where the (perhaps single) parent(s) are neither emotionally or financially able to care for a child is not out of the question. It is a personal private matter up to the woman and/or husband/partner. It should also remain that way.

      September 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Reader

    Worst headline ever. Good job CNN, you hire idiots.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stepherton

      I agree! I used to like CNN but I am really pulling away now. The sensational headlines/creative editing/biases are getting old–very Fox News of them.

      September 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      then what are the two of you doing on their page if it is so bad? Says a lot about YOU

      September 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Lee

    Attractive? Fat (probably) but many of the men in politics ARE! So what, brains are neither. Anyone get that?

    September 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  239. betty

    She isn't slamming Bristol Palin . oh and by the way, why would she be sent to a image consultant? At least she kept her legs closed and finished school, unlike white trash Palin!! If her mother ever becomes President I would be willing to go back to Cuba on a raft.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Polly

      Betty- promise?? Pretty please promise??

      September 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginny

      Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |

      Meghan McCain is a smart beautiful woman. You can tell she gets camera shy. That's why she looked akward on the Daily show. Regarding slamming Bristol Palin there was no slamming she just stated that fact. There was a teen who was pregnant was there not! OMG people get over the Palins. They are a dysfunctional family with HUGE egos.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Betty, if Palin ever becomes Prez, take me with you to Cuba! Viva la revolucion!


      September 10, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandy

      She went to an image consultant because of her ignorant, inaccurate statements, her weight issues (yes she IS overweight) and her inability to dress herself professionally. I won't even comment on the hair problems. With the exception of her hair (not as big as it used to be), no improvement whatsoever. Hopefully she can get a refund from the "consultant".

      September 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blair

      You had best dig yourself up a raft for the trip back to Cuba. 2012 isn't that far away. Hope the sharks don't get to you on your way back!!!!

      September 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Kathleen

    I keep getting the feeling that she is jealous of the Palin's and has had her feelings hurt by those who ran her father's campaign. It always leaves me with a sad feeling for her. I won't buy her book. I think she has some major self esteem issues and needs to find herself without whining about how others were or were not treated.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Misled

    no talk show for you – no $100,000 every time you speak – no fan club – none of it is for you – please go back to the dark corner where you strip and disappear.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Greedo

    Those two show wrestle in Jello.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Laurie

    She's the best hope for the Republican party. She is one of the few young people that's not a hard right conservative to champion this political party.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ajk68

      She's just a liberal who calls herself a Republican.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      @ajk68 – what we're supposed to think you are some kind of genius who can read minds? Not hardly, loser...

      September 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Jrod

    Am I missing something? I didn't catch the "slam" part. Way to mislead, CNN!

    September 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      That's what they do. Blow a non-story and try to stir up controversy (ie ratings). This is not a site of journalism. It's self-promotion disguised as journalism.
      I take a CNN break for a couple of months at a time, hoping it may have changed. Looks like it's still unfortunate many Americans rely on it for news.

      September 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  245. alie

    I like her, she seems like a real young woman. I am a democrat but I like the fact that she is a young, hopefully new breed of Republicans that can disagree without being ugly and provide some real ideas and alternatives that is conducive to a reasonable, rational discussion on how to fix our problems. Best of luck to her.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • kelly

      What? You're a democrat so you're not suposed to like republicans?? That is so why this country is so effed up, the two party're either one or the other and you constantaly hate on the 'other'.

      September 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • SRC

      @ Kelly what is wrong with you? You're part of the problem and not part of solution! Go poison the well some where else.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      @SRC really?? Which are you I wonder? Certainally no working schlep Im sure 'SMH'

      September 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginny

      A new breed Republican? Is that code for more like a Democrat (that only has values and beliefs when they are convenient to my lifestyle)?

      September 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adub

      @ Ginny....really? did you really just say "is that code for more like a Democrat (that only has values and beliefs when they are convenient to my lifestyle)?" You mean like pushing your religious beliefs on people? Or being against Gay marriage when it does not effect you one way or another? Oh wait....that's not convenient to your lifestyle right? Lots of us fear the extreme right because of that exact issue.... you have your "morals" but me supporting a close friends right to marry and actually caring about the welfare and well being of others does not fit into your set of "Morals".

      September 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dana Glenn

      Right on, alie! I agree 110%.

      September 12, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • guest

      me too. she's a nice kid, she'd make a nice democrat.

      September 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Loren

    Misleading headline, or the headline writer is an idiot. Meghan doesn't slam Bristol, she slams herself, saying that she must have been in really bad shape when she's a bad image for the campaign and there's a pregnant teen to be compared to. Guess she's right about a negative media.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Stepherton

      I agree with you. I saw the interview and she was being a little bit 'flippant' toward Bristol, but it was hardly a 'slam'. I know she seems like a 'dimwit' but I don't think she is, she is bright and likable–not to mention relate-able to younger voters, a group the GOP themselves know they are missing. SHE is the true asset to the party, not Palin.

      September 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • gette

      At least Meghan got to work with an image consultant.

      September 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • gette

      At least Meghan got to work with an image consultant.And she works for her independence.Despite her Dad's political mood swings, I give her alot of credit. Can't say the same for the Family Circus from Alaska.

      September 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Loren, the headline is stupid. It just shows liberal bias. Somehow these libblies actually think they're fooling people, LOL. What bores.

      September 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharonann Tomal

      Let me get this straight, it was liberals like Meghan whose philosophy was " it's no big deal to burn bras, sleep around before you're married, and oh yes, no big deal to have a child out of wedlock. In fact these hypocrites were leaning on the old-fashioned mom and pop conservatives for treating such behavior as wrong. Now a days no one blinks an eye and yet Meghan can't understand why she was singled out for her behavior and dress code while Bristol who was pregnant, was not. Well, it's easy-now listen closely Meghan–which is it? Do you approve of out of wedlock women or not, you can' t have it both ways. As to your behavior, I find it quite possible that one's behavior and mode of dress could be a bigger issue than a one time mistake of getting pregnant out of wedlock. Apparently, Bristol has learned this lesson and I hope she continues to, but she seems to be a very polite person (as all of Palin's children are) there are no potty mouths, etc. Perhaps this is what upsets Ms. McCain the most. You can be a "nice" person and still get pregnant. Shame on all you liberals who can preach tolerance, but will pounce on anyone who isn't a fellow liberal.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      @Sharon – You do realize Meghan McCain is a Republican, don't you? Instead of going off on a rant about how "liberals" like her have no morals, maybe you try to get the facts first.

      September 12, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  247. portalpunk

    She's trying to get publicity by bagging on someone else who's trying to get publicity. Classic, I'll bet 'The Situation' will bed both her and Bristol!

    September 10, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  248. Homarl

    She is a very good looking woman. I wonder how her Dad feels about her independancy,unlike Bristol Palin.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      @Maxreps I bet you are the one who looks like a troll. She is not fat. Meghan is about a size 8-10 and that is smaller than the average woman. People look bigger on camera so if you saw her in person she's not that big. I think she's gorgeous and you probably could never get a woman that looks like this and that's why you're so miserable.

      September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • SRC

      I don't think this is her best photo. Maybe she will jump on board to advocate a "healthier lifestyle" is important. Watching your calories and moderate exercise is good for EVERYONE!

      September 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      A Size 10 is unhealthy??? Are you kidding me? how can you possibly judge on the health of an individual based on the size on the label?

      September 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrBo

      What's "independancy?"
      Can you eat it?
      Does it taste good with guac?

      September 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Wuzzazombie

      @parkcitybrian....the average IQ of American males is 98....which is wayyyyyyyy too low. I'm betting you're below-average in other areas as well.

      September 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      @Carol: Amen! Meghan McCain is gorgeous, and has a brain! (too rare these days) I fall under the category of people she wouldn't give the time of day to, but I won't disrespect her for that.

      She's a Republican, which is a turn-off for me, but I would make an exception for her in a heartbeat!

      September 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      Bristol lives on her own. She has her own place. She earns her own money.

      September 12, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • HP_Loveshaft

      Homarl said: "She is a very good looking woman. I wonder how her Dad feels about her independancy,unlike Bristol Palin."

      Independancy? Really?

      September 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Ryan

    She' just jealous she didn't get a offer to be on the show.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      She's jealous!

      September 12, 2010 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
    • mari

      I don't understand people hating on Bristol Palin because she is dancing and getting paid for it. She is supporting her son without falling on the easy payday of coming out in Playboy. Good for her I won't have to support her with tax money. good luck with everything Ms. Palin. No I am not a Sarah Palin fan, no anyone who writes a book and bashes other's for sales.

      September 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ttommy

      They wouldn't be able to find a costume for her fat ass.

      September 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • texas reader

      Oh Please, She is just another unwed teen mother which is funny since the republicans always want to stress religion and abstinance. The whole family is a joke.

      September 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sweetparvardi

      "Jesuswuzzazombie" wrote, in this thread, that "She can at least write a book.....Bristol's claim to fame is being able to breed." This of course is thoroughly incorrect, and merely shows Jesuswuzzazombie to be "a total idiot". Bristol Palin's complete "claim to fame", that's brought her to the attention of the national American audience, has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that this lovely you woman was blessed to be able to give birth to her beautiful son ; What it ENTIRELY has to do with is the fact that she's the eldest child of the most recent Vice Presidential candidate of one of the two major American political parties. That's all there is to it. In the totally unlikely eventuality that Jesuswuzzazombie's parent might in the future be a Presidential or Vice Presidential candidate of one of the two major U.S political parties, then THAT would be his complete and total "claim to fame, not the fact that the complete moron known here as Jesuswuzzazombie could [as exceedingly scary as this whole notion sounds !] conceivably be capable of physically fathering a child.

      September 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • lillymckim

      I love and respect Meghans parents ...but this young women has .....absolutely .... NO class.... none

      September 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      I'm sorry, I missed the part where she was jealous or hating on Bristol. The only thing she said about Bristol is that the Republican Party's image consultant made Megan feel bad about herself because the image consultant was overcompensating for a pregnant teen (Bristol) on the ticket. Could you point out the part I missed, where she's hating on or jealous of Bristol?

      September 15, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
    • ptolemyauletesXII

      How ironic that the people who jump to Britol Palin's defence are inevitably the same people who trash the younger sister of Britney Spears for doing the same thing. The greatest example of this is Bill O.

      September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • HP_Loveshaft

      Megan's book is bombing. Well, that's what you get when you let some no-accomplishment nobody write a book just because they have a famous last name.

      Meghan is the Paris Hilton of politics. Ditzy blond, marginally cute at best, rich parents, famous last name, but nothing else to offer.

      September 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Waffler

      Why is it that all the dirt is in the Party that supposedly promotes Family Values.

      September 26, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
    • NS

      She needs to take some speech classes. Bone up on those public speaking skills.

      September 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      @Lisa on 9-15 – I agree

      @wilma morris – Please give specifics on why you hate Bush. My experience for the most part with you and other liberals has been that their arguments always boil down to "you people are sorry" and "Bush sucks". You can't say someone is dumb for not wanting the govt to take care of them. My mom just got billed for 60% of her recent $2000 ER visit because Medicare won't pay. Its a govt run system too...

      September 30, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |

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