Meghan McCain Disses Bristol Palin and Reality TV, Slams Aides at Center of 'Game Change'
The senator's daughter and MSNBC contributor fires back at her political rivals.
Meghan McCain has never been shy about sharing the intimate details of her personal life -- see her memoir, Dirty, Sexy, Politics - but putting it on camera is one thing she'd never do.
"Hell would freeze over before I would do a reality show," the 27-year-old tells Playboy in a new interview. "I’ve been offered everything you could possibly imagine, and it just doesn’t interest me. You certainly won’t see me dancing on TV. I’m the worst. I have, like, two moves—the hair flip and the shoulder move and that’s it, baby."
The dancing on TV bit seemed to be a dig at Bristol Palin, with whom she hasn't seen eye to eye since their families campaigned together during the 2008 election. Palin called McCain out in her own memoir, accusing her of being a prima donna, and McCain says their subsequent meeting was less than pleasant.
"I did bump into her at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, actually," McCain recalls. "I saw her across the room. That girl biffed it fast, totally took off. All that stuff she wrote was a total lie. I have, like, one Louis Vuitton purse. She’s just young and confused and was thrust into all this. The media aren’t kind to her. But once someone signs up for Dancing With the Stars, it’s hard to sympathize."
Still, she stood up for her father's 2008 apparatus -- Sarah Palin and all -- when during a Daily Beast roundtable on Thursday she blasted Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace for supplying the negative information that painted the campaign in a negative light in the book and then film version of Game Change.
"It is the most egregious disloyalty that I have ever seen in politics... If they ever had any kind of respect for what hte campaign was, they should show a little more respect for my family and what kind of historic thing they should be a part of," she said of the political aides. She added that Wallace and Schmidt did not treat Palin with the respect that she deserved.
McCain has a history of going head-to-head with other members of the Republican Party. She has feuded with conservative columnist Ann Coulter and openly supports gay marriage and advocated for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell; in 2009, she gave a keynote speech at a Log Cabin Republicans dinner and said "I feel too many Republicans want to cling to past successes."