John McCain: Daughter Meghan 'Went Over to the Dark Side' (Video)
Arizona Senator John McCain gave his two cents about his daughter Meghan’s recent move to MSNBC as a paid contributor.
"She went over to the dark side I guess," McCain said to Don Imus on the Fox Business Network. McCain added that he was proud of his daughter.
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“She's feisty. Being over there she is going to have to have quite a bit of that,” the former Republican presidential candidate said. “I'm sure she will fight for the things she and I believe in over there and I wish her every success."
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Meghan McCain was hired on as a staffer earlier in November to cover the Republican presidential candidates and GOP primary. “It's a unique opportunity to share my perspective as a Republican on a network I respect and have built a relationship with over the past two years,” the younger McCain said in a statement announcing her new position.
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McCain, who has openly announced her support for Mitt Romney, has been a guest on MSNBC since 2009. She also wrote a memoir, Dirty Sexy Politics, about her time on the campaign trail with her father.
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Meghan McCain is not the only politician’s daughter to get on the NBC News payroll. Chelsea Clinton joined the network in November as a correspondent for the newsmagazine Rock Center with Brain Williams where she’ll contribute to the “Making a Difference” series.