(CNN) — Meghan McCain has drawn headlines for her unfiltered take on the presidential campaign, but there’s one topic the outspoken daughter of last year’s Republican presidential nominee won’t touch: her father’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
In an interview with the Monday Morning Clacker blog, McCain […] said she was “inspired by Bikers For McCain and want[s] to go back to Sturgis next year and do bike week right.”
Oh, yeah, Sturgis! Does ‘doing it right’ include vying for the Miss Buffalo Chips title like your dad thought would be awesome for your mom?
But she wouldn’t be drawn into any assessment of Arizona Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential pick. “Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won’t comment on publicly,” she said.
What’s the easiest way to make news? Just say you won’t comment on it. It’ll get printed for sure.
Our favorite is when someone says “I’m not commenting on that” and then starts commenting on it.
But that didn’t happen with Senator John McCain’s daughter on Monday. When she said she wouldn’t comment, she meant it. But then the interviewer didn’t seem to push her either.
Why is this news? Why else? It’s about Sarah Palin.
Here’s the scoop…. The guys over at MondayMorningClacker (a site we’re big fans of) sat down and spoke with Ms. McCain – not surprisingly – on Monday.
They talked about a lot of stuff. Her campaign blog, the campaign trail, the New York Times, Dita Von Teese (the former Mrs. Marilyn Manson), swimming, high heels, and her love for bikers.
“Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won’t comment on publicly,” she said.
She’s talked about her before. Right after her Dad head-faked everyone and selected the previously unknown governor, Meghan gushed about her.
“I am incredibly inspired by my dad’s selection of Governor Palin as the first woman Vice Presidential candidate of the Republican Party. This is a great moment for young women everywhere who can look to her as a role model. As I was standing on stage, I found myself getting emotional about today’s historic event and the evolution in the role of women as leaders in politics. I couldn’t be more proud of my father!”
Back in September, Meghan told Larry King […] that Palin was not only “very chill” but considered her a role model.
“She’s very smart,” McCain said. “She’s very, very, very shrewd – very smart. I’ve heard her talk about issues.”
She did? She heard Princess Sarah talk about the issues? Were they the only ones in the ladies’ room at the time? Nobody else ever heard her talk about them!
So what are the tea leaves here? Who knows. But there are plenty of those in the blogosphere with opinions.
Wonkette, for example, has some choice words for Meghan and the campaign. They say that Meghan refuses to accept that it was her father – not Palin – who was responsible for the failed campaign.
WomenOntheWeb has a more toned down reaction although they believe the reason she’s not talking isn’t good.
“Well, that just means we’ll have to imagine what she thinks — and we imagine it’s not very flattering!” they say.
Here’s a part of the interview from Monday Morning Clacker:
Looking back on the campaign, what would you say was the high point of the experience for you, what was the low point and what surprised you the most?
The lowest point for me was the infamous New York Times article.
As for what surprised me most, I guess it was the pro-Obama media bias that I perceived. I think it’s hard to dispute a media bias when, at the conclusion of the campaign, Time Magazine’s D.C. bureau chief joins the Obama administration. That’s just one example. I hope this changes in the future and journalism can somehow go back to its intended purpose.
If you could change one thing about the election what would it be?
“Nothing, it was the most liberating experience of my life and I am such a different person now than I was when I started the blog. It was truly an invaluable experience and I sit here today as an incredibly proud daughter and member of the Republican Party.”