Meghan McCain Criticizes Occupy Wall Street: 'No Clear Message Or Sense of Direction'

1:04 PM PST 10/25/2011 by Lauren Schutte
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The political offspring, who visited protestors in NYC's Zuccotti Park, called the movement "the anti-Tea Party party," and said the "air smelled distinctively like marijuana."

Meghan McCain has thrown her hat into the Occupy fray.

The some-time political commentator, who's been speaking her mind publicly ever since her father, John McCain's 2008 presidential bid, stopped by New York's Zuccotti Park to survey the Occupy scene and then wrote a blog for The Daily Beast about it. 

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"Depending on your perspective, Occupy Wall Street is either indicative of the future—how a group of people can practice activism through social media—or a leaderless (and therefore hopeless) endeavor," she writes, also dubbing the movement the "anti-Tea Party party."

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But, what exactly is McCain's perspective?

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It's not the expected stance for a right-leaning daughter of one of America's most prominent Republicans. While she suggests the protestors unite around a new, more focused cause (and ditch drugs and costumes), McCain also says she understands what people are frustrated about. 

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"The anger from Occupy Wall Street is coming from this simple fact: America no longer seems to be a place where you can work your way up, from rags to riches, from lower class to middle class to upper class. If people aren’t given a fair shot, how can they work to achieve their dreams?"

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