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Meghan McCain's Big Bust

By Ben Shapiro · Oct. 16, 2009

Rule No. 1 for Being Taken Seriously: Don’t post pictures of yourself on the Internet that are not safe for work (NSFW).

Rule No. 2 for Being Taken Seriously: Don’t whine and cry when people criticize you for posting NSFW photos.

Meghan McCain doesn’t know either one of these rules. But then, Meghan McCain doesn’t know much of anything.

McCain is obviously not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. This is a woman who, while appearing on Bill Maher’s show, explained that she knew nothing about Ronald Reagan because “I wasn’t born yet.” (Paul Begala, no intellectual titan himself, quickly responded that though he hadn’t been around during the French Revolution, he knew something about it.) She thinks she’s being deep when she states, “I am a woman who despises labels and boxes and stereotypes.” We in the real world call that a cop-out.

Somehow, The Daily Beast has seen fit to give her a column – apparently in an attempt to test the scientific aphorism that a monkey with a typewriter can produce Shakespeare if given enough time. She has used that column to talk about how hip she is: She is pro-gay marriage, she has a tattoo, and she loves punk rock.

She has made a career by using her father’s name to heighten her profile. She has also used her fat to heighten her profile: She famously started a flame-war with talk show host Laura Ingraham when Ingraham called her a “plus-sized model.” McCain, who somehow parlayed that comment into a slot on “The View,” responded by telling Ingraham to “kiss my fat ass.”

In short, she’s the Republican Roseanne, with slightly less charm.

So why should anyone care about Meghan McCain?

Because Meghan McCain is apparently attempting to foist her way into the public consciousness by using her two biggest assets – neither of which is her brain.

McCain posts regularly on Twitter, where she lets readers experience the deep moments of her life. Readers can expect rambling nonsense, generally about weight and celebrities. Pearls of wisdom like this come flowing off of McCain’s keyboard: “I know what it feels like my weight is mocked every single time I do anything publicly, Jessica Simpson stay strong. those people r pathetic.” Actually, what’s pathetic is that McCain’s Twitter account has over 60,000 followers.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in yet another attempt to appear cool to her loser followers, McCain posted something historic on her Twitter account: a shot of her barely clad breasts. It’s essentially a webcam pic from MySpace. Her caption: “my ‘spontaneous’ night in is my Andy Warhol biography and takeout …. I’m getting old.”

Honestly, I’m not sure what’s more shocking: that she thinks it is cutting edge to cite Andy Warhol or that she decided that the entire world needed to see her push-up cleavage.

Naturally, this caused some consternation among her more conservative followers. McCain responded to that consternation by playing the victim: “so I took a fun picture not thinking anything about what I was wearing but apparently anything other than a pantsuit I am a slut, this is why I have been considering deleting my twitter account, what once was fun now just seems like a vessel for harassment.”

Then this: “when I am alone in my apartment, I wear tank tops and sweat pants, I had no idea this makes me a ‘slut', I can’t even tell you how hurt I am.”

Oh, really, now. Meghan McCain may hold a double-digit IQ (barely), but there is no way she could post a photo like this for millions to see without recognizing that there would be some blowback. No one cares what she does when she is “alone in her apartment” – we only care what she does when she places her front on public display.

But should we truly be surprised by this behavior? She is an attention hog, and she is getting the attention she probably lacked at home by blabbing about her butt, her boobs and her gay friends to a slobbering media eager to discredit her father. The truth is, there’s nothing to see here, except a woman desperate for the spotlight.

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19 Comments

MichaelSSEC said:

Yes, the only reason she's getting any attention at all is because her father is an alleged Republican. If her daddy was John Edwards, they'd mock her weight anyway, but they'd do it the way the cowardly Left always does: look how mean OTHER PEOPLE are for saying this fat girl has a serious weight problem.What's really amusing here is that the Left once again reveals they don't really believe the crap they claim to believe. It's all about tolerance, diversity and not judging a group for the actions of a few. Right? But when it comes to the GOP, there's no tolerance at all, they don't care about diversity of opinion and if they can find a single bad thing to say about a Republican (or his kids) they hold that up as "proof" that Republicans are evil. When Liberals whine about judging, what they really mean is "don't judge US, just judge those Right-wing crazies who cling to wrinkled old beliefs in things like reality, rational thought, truth, objectivity, right and wrong, and common sense."Yeah, judge THOSE people. Don't judge US. Typical.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Frederick said:

MichaelSSEC,Her father is an alleged Republican? That's funny, I could have sworn he was the GOP's nominee running for the Office of President in 2008"What's really amusing here is that the Left once again reveals they don't really believe the crap they claim to believe." This is about the Right, and the Right's reaction toMeghan McCain's picture, or are you saying that Ben Shapiro is a lefty?

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Jane said:

Awwww, poor Ben. Jealous much?

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Realist said:

McCain is obviously not the brightest bulb in the chandelierSo far she's been smart enough to avoid getting caught plagiarizing other people's work. That should count for something.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Neb Oripahs said:

"So far she's been smart enough to avoid getting caught plagiarizing other people's work."ZING!

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 8:51 PM

roddertrudis said:

I don't complain when a woman chooses to show her breasts in public. I don't really care what her politics are. Or those of her father, since he isn't the one showing his breasts Any way, as I recall, he had already pimped his wife to a motorcyle gang, so what if his fat daughter revealed some cleavedge? Does this make me a conservative or a liberal? And that isn't all either. What are you republicans worried about since so many of your party have been exposed as nothing more than whore mongers?

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 9:54 PM

forked tongue said:

Ben--you really don't like breasts very much, do you?

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 11:10 PM

MoeLarryAndJesus said:

Nice boobs. I'm not sure why any normal person of any sexual persuasion would have a problem with them.Wingnuts are weird.

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 2:51 AM

SJohn said:

Ben, you boob. You really think that pic is NSFW? Honestly, this post is far more suggestive than McCain's tatas, and in far poorer taste.And really, your whole tone, as suggested above, reeks of jealousy. Yeah, it's not fair that you're slaving away at this website while McCain gets all the camera angles. Boo-freaking-hoo. You're a big boy now, theoretically, so act like you've got a pair.

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 5:08 AM

paleotectonics said:

Shorter Ben: AAAAIGHH! Who put those female bits on the intertubes!?!?!

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:57 AM

Drew said:

There's a whole lot of pathetic projection in this young man's post. -Lot's of ad-hominen attacks on a woman because she showed some evidence she is a woman. In other words, "she asked for it."-A serial plagiarizer questioning the intelligence of someone else. Always a big winner.-I can't wait to see Mr. Shapiro's scathing attacks on Senator Ensign and Vitter, Governor Sanford and other Republicans who actually , you know, govern and have been much more publicly irresponsible than Ms. McCain. He can follow that up with Newt Gingrich's personal failings and end with a long expose on Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Sex tour with illegally prescribed Viagra. All real good stuff.-Ben, change the picture. It doesn't do you any favors with a post like this.

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Ish Kabibble said:

"Yes, the only reason she's getting any attention at all is because her father is an alleged Republican. If her daddy was John Edwards, they'd mock her weight anyway, but they'd do it the way the cowardly Left always does: look how mean OTHER PEOPLE are for saying this fat girl has a serious weight problem."WOW! That sure was tortured. Too bad her daddy ISN'T John Edwards, because then you'd have a coherent point.

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Scratchie said:

This is hilarious. Does anyone read Ben's column except those who want to mock him? 8-)

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 4:14 PM

MichaelSSEC said:

Frederick et al, Well I *could* have said an alleged Conservative, but nobody but McCain makes that claim. McCain is a RINO -- Republican In Name Only. He supported amnesty, he opposes strong immigration reform, he supported the bailout, and his reputation as a "maverick" with the Left simply means he consistently votes against his own party. Pretty hard to make the argument that he's more than an "alleged" Republican. Just as Joe Leiberman is often referred to as an "alleged" Democrat -- or was before he switched parties.

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:35 PM

howie said:

Michael,McCain talks a moderate game, but rarely votes that way. Being a faux moderate keeps the Sunday shows bookers happy.I wonder if Meghan photo is any more offensive than Sarah winking and flirting at the camera during a debate or Ben subjecting his readers to the picture of Eddy Munster with a unibrow at the top of this page.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 7:43 AM