Regurgitating father’s odd, self-serving views doesn’t match conservative format
Just weeks ago to much fanfare and hoopla, Meghan McCain was named a permanent co-host of Fox network’s weekday news program “Outnumbered.” Tattoos hidden, nostrils sculpted, a couple of enhancements added and newly slimmed — Meghan is clearly not the brightest bulb in the all-fem chandelier — the format of which features a lone male guest. The day her father, then in a tough senate reelection race, showed up on the set as that guest, awkwardly epitomized bungled thinking.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my unique perspective with viewers on a now daily basis,” Meghan solemnly stated as she began her new job. Her “unique perspective“? In this interview with People magazine after the Republican National Convention, Meghan McCain, 32, admitted she cried when the Republican Party made Trump its presidential nominee. “This is a garbage election with two garbage candidates and America deserves a lot better than this,” she said at the time. As a testament to her impeccable judgment, Megan registered as an Independent when she was 18 and bragged that she voted for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
Ms. McCain’s Republican credentials have always been suspect. She became a Republican as a Father’s Day surprise, in a display of “commitment” to her Dad. It’s worth noting that at the time, he was the GOP nominee for the U.S. Presidency.
As John McCain, who withdrew his lukewarm support from GOP candidate — now President-elect Donald Trump — showboats, things have gotten even dicier. McCain and his omnipresent traveling buddy and senate colluder Lindsey Graham have announced they will hold hearings on what they regard as Russia’s interference with our presidential elections. The aim is to cast doubt on Trump, delegitimizing the breadth of his popularity and neutralizing him on the world stage before he assumes office. Even the hard-left Rolling Stone writes the Russian hack story of the Democrat National Committee emails “stinks.“
And Meghan? Unable to continually spew her daddy’s talking points, she has been absent from the “Outnumbered” set for several days. She’s too new at the job to be given holiday vacation time that long timers have earned. It would be a wise corporate move to say she’s unable to continue her gig due to other pressing considerations.
It would be understandable that after her 81-year-old father’s mid-July diagnosis of what his doctors at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale described as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” (which they initially downplayed), Meghan would want to spend time with him as he undergoes chemotherapy treatments. But Dad is busy using his waning days to continue to bash President Donald Trump — most recently attending an international economic (must see video) and policy conference in Lake Como, Italy. Still unable to come to terms with his own massive presidential defeat, he threw these shots at Trump where he could get the most mileage. McCain was so proud of his undercutting the president on the international stage that he posted his remarks on his senate website.
“I realize that I come to Italy at a time when many are questioning whether America is still committed to remaining engaged in the world, to upholding our traditional alliances and standing up for the values we share,” he said. “I also realize—and there is no point in avoiding a little straight talk here—that this doubt has much to do with some of the actions and statements of our President.”
It’s obvious the marginal Meghan McCain is absent from co-hosting Fox’ Outnumbered due to reasons entirely separate from her father’s serious illness. Her short-lived tenure served the purpose of getting him coverage during his 2016 senate race in which no lie was too outrageous to use against his very able and conservative opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, whom he outspent 10 to 1. and bizarrely accused of aiding ISIS. It was McCain, himself, who actually admitted to having an ongoing relationship with the terrorists, calling them “freedom fighters.”
In the presidential race Meghan and John McCain voted for scandal plagued liberal Hillary Clinton. Sick or well, young or old, that’s who they are. It’s in their DNA. In the meantime, don’t hold your breath waiting for her return to co-hosting duties on Fox.