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20Q: Meghan McCain
  • March 14, 2012 : 20:03
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Q1

PLAYBOY: You’re a blogger and political columnist, as well as a conservative pundit in the liberal wilds on MSNBC. But aside from being John McCain’s daughter, why should we listen to you?

MCCAIN: Hey, I get it. People love me or hate me and there’s nothing in between. But I’ve been in politics literally my entire life. My mom was pregnant with me at the 1984 Republican convention. I was on my father’s campaign when I was 13. I’ve earned the right to be here and talk about it, and I’m not scared to get down and dirty. If people are mean, so be it.

Q2

PLAYBOY: Conservatives are as hard on you as liberals. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl sniped that “this self-indulgent set of mega-breasts doesn’t belong anywhere near a TV studio commenting on anything.”

MCCAIN: Who says stuff like that? Some guys out there just can’t handle a woman with a strong opinion. And the quickest way to cut down a woman is to talk about her appearance. Do I care? No. Every guy I’ve ever dated and every boyfriend I’ve ever had—nobody ever complained about my body. And there are way more important things for me to do than obsess about my weight. We have an election going on, people!

Q3

PLAYBOY: You’ve dubbed the 2012 election cycle “the shitty sequel” to 2008.

MCCAIN: Can you argue with that? It’s just been so lame—so many debates, so much blather, so much oversaturation. Granted, my father is not running, so I’m biased, and we have an incumbent president, which changes things. But where’s the electricity? You’d think someone would rise up and tap the frustration and energy of the Occupy movement or the Tea Party, but it just hasn’t happened yet.

Q4

PLAYBOY: How can the GOP win in November?

MCCAIN: The Republicans need someone to excite younger people, independents, Hispanic voters and the disenfranchised. I think if Chris Christie is the vice presidential nominee we can change the weather and have a very good chance of beating Obama. I love that he’s no bullshit.

Q5

PLAYBOY: Visualize for a moment how America would be different had your dad won.

MCCAIN: Oh, Lord. You would have the craziest first daughter ever, who’d be making ridiculous headlines and hurting the administration every step of the way. That aside, I think Dad would have made an incredible president. The recession wouldn’t have been as bad as it is now. We wouldn’t be pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq. I think morale in the military and in the country at large would be higher and we’d be much further on the road to recovery.

Q6

PLAYBOY: Do you have any tips for the offspring of campaigners on the election trail?

MCCAIN: Get sleep, be nice and shut up. I wasn’t always a peach to be around. I could have been nicer to the Secret Service and some staffers, and I voiced my opinion way too much. It’s really stressful, though. The day before Election Day, I almost overdosed on Xanax. I had gained a lot of weight. I went up four sizes thanks to Starbucks and Snickers. Obamamania was at its height. I ended up going to Sedona with my girlfriends. All we did was play Rock Band for days and days and eat and sleep and hang out in bed watching TV. I was done.

Q7

PLAYBOY: Say a little more about the hanging-out-in-bed-with-girlfriends part.

MCCAIN: Watch it, mister. My friends from home came over to support me, and we got in my parents’ big bed. They have this huge California king and we just stayed up eating ice cream. I’m not a lesbian, if that’s what you’re asking. I’d be the first person to tell the world I was gay. I’m not private about anything. I think you should live how you should live. But I’m strictly dickly. I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men.

Q8

PLAYBOY: So we shouldn’t read anything into your vocal support of same-sex marriage and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” or how much you love Rachel Maddow and hang out with Tila Tequila?

MCCAIN: Honey, you’re nobody unless you have a gay rumor about you. I’ve been hit on by women from time to time, and it might simplify my life if I were gay, but no. Rachel and Tila are just great people. For me, it’s an issue of civil rights. Who people want to sleep with and who they want to love should not have anything to do with government politics at all. And if you see me in a gay bar, it’s only because they play the best music and my gay friends like to dance. Gay guys love me. It’s the big boobs and blonde hair.

Q9

PLAYBOY: Do you ever think twice about partying in public for fear it will show up on Gawker the next morning?

MCCAIN: Oh, I can’t live like that. I do get paranoid when I’m wearing low-cut dresses that somebody’s going to take a picture and put it on the internet and be like, “Meghan was showing off her breasts again.” But you know, showing a little cleavage can make a girl feel sexy too. Like Jessica Simpson says, if you got it, you should flaunt it once in a while. I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I like to go out and have a good time with friends. I’ve never done drugs, and I never would. So there’s that. But what am I supposed to do, stay in and read a book? I come from a family of whiskey drinkers. My brothers like to drink and have a good time. It’s America, man. There’s nothing wrong with going out and listening to music and having a little Jack and Coke.

Q10

PLAYBOY: Your mom’s family controls one of the largest beer distributors in the country. You must have had some blowout keg parties in high school.

MCCAIN: I didn’t, actually. I was very uncool in high school. When I interviewed Michele Bachmann, we bonded over the fact that we didn’t go to our senior proms. I went to this all-girls Catholic school. It was very strict. I was always challenging authority. I didn’t play sports in a world where sports meant everything. But the second I hit college, I started dating up a storm.

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20 comments

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    i think she needs to do a pictorial ?
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    u look amazing i love u.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    how on earth can anyone say anything bad about John McCain after all he sacrificed for his country? You don't have to vote for him, but to be so vicious shows how little you know;
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    This gal has got it ALL together...
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Have her do a pictorial someday !
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    She is very candid and not stuckup. She would have made a good first daughter. Wish her goodluck in what ever she do. Meghan, please always be yourself.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    The GOP really needs more people like Meghan. I would damn sure vote for her no matter what she would be running for. She is my kind of person.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Hot. Like Donald Trump, John McCain has a sexy daughter too.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    meghan sounds very normal and has earned the confidence with some good answers to a bunch of nosey people -- who really do not give a damn about her well being or if she has feelings heart and soul----develop some more wisdom---cause there are always going to be nosey people around.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Ron Paul y'all! I thought it was funny when she mentioned somebody tapping into the tea party movement...hello how about the guy who started it & has more contributions to his campaign than any Presidential elect in the history of our country and is getting a media black out, including from this interview...Dr. Ron Paul! President Paul or Revolution!!!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    In other words when she started college the dickey factor kicked in!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    A true American young lady Good LUCK and GOD BLESS.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    I like Meghan McCain. But, her father is such a war monger that he would keep wars going into perpetuity. He's already itching to "bomb, bomb, Iran." She's very straight forward and seems smart, but, thanks, but no thanks to another McCain running for President.
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    Ron Paul y'all! I thought it was funny when she mentioned somebody tapping into the tea party movement...hello how about the guy who started it & has more contributions to his campaign than any Presidential elect in the history of our country and is getting a media black out, including from this interview...Dr. Ron Paul! President Paul or Revolution!!!
  • anonymous
    anonymous
    She'd make a fine young republican candidate :)
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