Today on Twitter, the ever-present Allahpundit of Hot Air and beyond, suggested this to Ms. Meghan McCain. Amidst the maelstrom of ridiculousness that is thrown out there every day about this girl, it was a sudden click of sensibility.
I’m not in any way writing to over-praise Allah (ha) or the blonde “Republican.” I’m just a fan of things that make sense once in a while in an entirely senseless world. It is a well-known fact that Allahpundit has come to her defense several times, and is constantly teased for having a “crush” on her, or more than that. Whenever she is featured on Hotair.com, the comments are pricelessly awful; one being more crass than the next. You know…fat jokes, dumb blonde jokes, hits on Allah for not getting any action. They are a riot to read, but after a while you start to realize it’s not really a joke, it is what people really think of her.
This is where the advice comes in. What is the main issue the general Conservative population has with Meghan? That in her supposed effort to revitalize the Republican party, she has denegrated it more than anything. Her efforts to be liked by everyone, and to be so “inclusive” have led to her sounding more hateful than grateful. McCain’s most recent appearance on The View was more about apologizing for the party and making sure she wasn’t grouped in with those “creepy old guys” so creepy old hags like Joy Behar might accept her or something. I understand that she wants to get her own point across. But why not educate yourself on what the party is actually about and align yourself very clearly with some of its strengths, if you so badly want to be a cheerleader. Other Twitterers have suggested she is only recognized by the media because of Daddy and because she is so critical of where the GOP is going or not going. Yes, probably. But imagine the attention she would get if she started walking the walk rather than, you know. It’s great to say you love something. How about showing it? Once in a while. Then she might actually become…gasp…what she has been talking about all along. A cool, hip, young Republican. Who may or may not be Progressive-Lite.
What about the more shallow issues? I’m the first one to admit that I’m often in disbelief that this already-rich girl who says extremely inane things more often than not has A BOOK DEAL. Okay, more than disbelief. It is jealousy. I’m sure there are other young, beautiful and, ahem, intelligent girls out there that just know they could do everything she is doing, and do it better. That’s really the main thing. What I hear the most? “I realllllly WANT to like her, I just can’t.” It’s because we all have girlfriends just like her. They are fun, like to make salsa and margaritas too, they are our shopping buddies, and we talk about clothes and shoes and makeup like girls do. There is nothing wrong with that! This is why Allahpundit defends her so vehemently, she is 24 years old after all. Maybe that is why I was so pleased with what he said today, he was actually suggesting something useful, not just blindly rescuing her from the “Haters.” We want to like her because she is a fun girl, we don’t like her because she is a fun girl. Here’s my question…do we love to hate her because she is a girl? Maybe this has been asked before, but what if this were Cindy and John’s handsome son? Would it be remotely the same? Would he be the savior and hope? And as far as the weight thing goes…that’s just ridiculous. She is a tiny girl. She has a figure that is naturally more prone to beer-gut-ishness than to an hourglass shape, and has boobage going on, too. She’s not fat. No matter how much you wish she was.
Achtung, Meghan: there ARE cool, hip, young right-wingers out there, besides you. We don’t necessarily love where everything is going right now, either. We may or may not believe in everything the media thinks we do. We can talk about our criticisms without self-hatred. Karl Rove is not “creepy” for following you, he follows thousands of people. We are here, why not find us and champion us, rather than speak for us before knowing what it is we say? The only group we’ve really seen you hang out with (besides Heidi from The Hills, and that loveable sweetie Perez Hilton) is the gays, which is great, but find the rest of us, too.
In the end, I hope she can listen to good advice. I will be cringing slightly in the backround, but most of life is like that anyway, right? Her response to Knight Allah…Meghan, I promise you he knows about your book deal.