Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Crying Game

The Washington Examiner read Meghan McCain's new book, Dirty Sexy Politics, so we don't have to:

Meghan McCain writes about her life as a "political prop" in her new book "Dirty Sexy Politics," and she writes about what happens when political props go rogue.

McCain got sacked temporarily from her daddy's 2008 campaign when her blog McCainBlogette.com had become too controversial, and her eagerness to give tours of the Straight Talk Express had worn out the staff.

"I'm not going to lie and say that I wasn't incredibly hurt when the campaign fired me," she wrote. "Was it a promotion or a demotion? Was I fired -- or just excused?" She was then banished to the heartland, on her own bus, to campaign away from her family.

She also writes about the rigors and stresses of the campaign trail and about crying -- a lot. She cried when her mom and dad wouldn't tell her who John McCain's running mate was. She cried when John McCain lost. She also cried during less important moments. The first day she posted to her blog McCainBlogette she freaked out when she saw D.C. gossip blog Wonkette's reaction. The Wonkette blogger, after seeing a picture of Cindy McCain on crutches, wrote this comment: "She probably hurt herself breaking into a pharmacy."

Cue more Meghan McCain crying...

When she got pulled over the day after the election, she told the officer, straight up, that her father had just lost the presidential election.

"This is possibly the best excuse I've ever had for speeding," she said. She got a warning.

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