Speaking to Don Imus on the FOX Business Network, Sen. John McCain facetiously weighed in on his daughter Meghan’s recent career move as a contributor on MSNBC. It was, he said, an indicator that she’d gone to the “dark side.”
“She went over to the dark side I guess,” McCain said. “I am very proud of her. She’s feisty. Being over there she is going to have to have quite a bit of that. I’m sure she will fight for the things she and I believe in over there and I wish her every success.”
Meghan McCain — lacking her mother‘s grace and savoir-faire — joined the liberal network earlier this month and has since opined on the state of the GOP primary and Republican presidential candidates. Newt Gingrich isn’t fazed by criticism from Meghan McCain, that his campaign is just a “vanity project.”
“How would she have a clue?” asked the former Speaker of the House.
Mitt Romney is probably trying to think of a gentlemanly way of sidestepping her stated support of his campaign.
The alphabet networks are becoming a haven for daughters of former presidents. Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, works as a correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also joined the network earlier this month.
Meghan McCain’s father never made it to the Oval Office, but he did his bit to assist Barack Obama to the plush office.