You would think that John McCain would stick up for his own daughter against the right-wing kook fringe like Coulter and Ingraham after she was attack
March 18, 2009
You would think that John McCain would stick up for his own daughter against the right-wing kook fringe like Coulter and Ingraham after she was attacked not over her ideas, but her body composition, right? I mean any father would say to knock that off. It's out of line. The Limbaugh National Committee already hates him. And he still couldn't do the fatherly thing. What a guy. What a dad. Digby explains.
Today, in his “Twitterview” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shied away from condemning Ingraham’s gratuitous attacks on his daughter. Stephanopoulos asked McCain, “What do you think of Meghan’s feud with Coulter and Ingraham?” McCain first said, “I’m proud of my daughter and she has a right to her opinions.” When asked if he agrees with his daughter, McCain did not say, simply stating, “like any family we agree on some things and disagree on others.”
What kind of a man is this that he can't even defend his daughter against personal insults from the likes of Laura Ingraham? He doesn't even have a political motivation, as low and cynical as that might be. He won't be running for president again. He's never been a favorite of the right wing and has no reason to curry favor with them now. Everything we know about him would suggest that he thinks right-wingers like Coulter are political poison. They sure aren't friends of his. I think he believes that Megan deserves to be spoken to like that because he probably speaks to her that way himself. Although she's quite lovely, she's not physically a perfect Barbie like her mother or Sarah Palin -- or Ann Coulter or Laura Ingraham -- which is what he thinks is important in a woman. So he can't bring himself to defend her. She asked for it. Whenever I find myself getting down about something the Obama administration is doing, all I have to do is picture that man occupying the White House in my head and I immediately bring myself back from the brink. on
I know families can be complicated, I have to deal with my 82 year old father who just pulled a not-so-smart move that I'm not happy about, but who doesn't have a "family issue?" I wouldn't stand for a character attack on him, though. So I'm kinda shocked that John McCain used Twitter to comment about his daughter, and it's kinda disturbed that he hung her out to dry.

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