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20Q: Meghan McCain
  • March 14, 2012 : 20:03
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Q11

PLAYBOY: You once wrote, “Nothing kills my libido quite like discussing politics.”

MCCAIN: Oh my gosh. It’s so true. I went on a date, like, a week ago, and the guy just wanted to talk policy and strategy the entire time. Talk about a mood killer. I’m obsessed with this stuff, but it doesn’t put me in the mood. When I’m dating, I want to hear what music a guy likes, what he does for fun, and I want him to make me laugh. If he can make me laugh, I don’t care if he looks like Zach Galifianakis; it’s an instant turn-on.

Q12

PLAYBOY: Why do so many politicians get caught up in sex scandals?

MCCAIN: I always say repression breeds obsession. Politicians have to be goody-goodies. They put on this face of perfection and pretend they’re completely above indiscretion. But the more you deny your sexual side, the more it builds up and comes out in inappropriate ways. Not to bring any particular politician into this discussion, but I always find it fascinating that the number one state per capita for downloading porn is Utah. All those pious Mormons and they’re drooling at their laptops all day.

Q13

PLAYBOY: What’s the standout memory from your stint as an intern on Saturday Night Live?

MCCAIN: Ashlee Simpson kicking her dressing room door after getting caught lip-synching. That was interesting to watch. Mostly I remember being a sort of office slave, which was fine. I was an assistant to Lorne Michaels’s assistant, so I spent most of the day getting coffee and filling up the popcorn bucket. I think everybody should have a crappy internship so they realize what a bitch it is getting other people’s shit work done.

Q14

PLAYBOY: What’s cool about being famous?

MCCAIN: People don’t recognize me that much unless I’m with my dad. I look different without makeup on, and usually I wear beanies and big sweaters and look like I’m drunk all the time. I got good seats at the Republican convention last time and got to meet all the Palins.

Q15

PLAYBOY: Bristol Palin took shots at you and your mom in her memoir, saying, “I’ve never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup.” What would you say if you bumped into her?

MCCAIN: I did bump into her at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, actually. I saw her across the room. That girl biffed it fast, totally took off. All that stuff she wrote was a total lie. I have, like, one Louis Vuitton purse. She’s just young and confused and was thrust into all this. The media aren’t kind to her. But once someone signs up for Dancing With the Stars, it’s hard to sympathize.

Q16

PLAYBOY: When can we expect Keeping Up With the McCains to air?

MCCAIN: Never! Hell would freeze over before I would do a reality show. I’ve been offered everything you could possibly imagine, and it just doesn’t interest me. You certainly won’t see me dancing on TV. I’m the worst. I have, like, two moves—the hair flip and the shoulder move and that’s it, baby.

Q17

PLAYBOY: And you’re still single?

MCCAIN: Oh my God, I love being single. I can do whatever the hell I want all the time. I have no one to check in with. When you’re in a serious relationship, you kind of have to check in before you go out with your friends or do whatever. I think I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe. Or maybe it’s just that I haven’t met the right guy. Dating’s okay, but guys can be weird. They think if they Google you and talk about stuff you’ve said, they get to make out with you at the end of the first date.

Q18

PLAYBOY: What’s up with your Hunter S. Thompson obsession? Wouldn’t he have hated your conservative views?

MCCAIN: I love, love, love Hunter. I read Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail in high school and loved his take on politics. I love the way he wrote with such disregard for authority and the status quo. I’ve been considering getting his quote “Buy the ticket, take the ride” tattooed on my body, but I haven’t decided. I told my friend, and she said it sounds really sexual, so we’ll see. But trust me, Hunter and I would have been fast friends. He was on Late Night With Conan O’Brien once and he was drinking whiskey and shooting guns. I appreciate both those things. We would have understood each other.

Q19

PLAYBOY: What’s your firearm of choice?

MCCAIN: I’m a big fan of Remington shotguns. They’re accurate and powerful and great for skeet shooting, which I love. My brother’s trying to convince me to get a revolver. A single girl can never be too careful, he says.

Q20

PLAYBOY: How often do you talk to your parents?

MCCAIN: Oh, every day. My mom calls me in the morning and wants to gossip about something. My dad watches every single thing I do on TV and will call either to talk about why some supercommittee failed or to say, “Oh, Meghan, why’d you say that?”

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20 comments

  • 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 :)
  • 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 !
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