Opinion: Meghan McCain fires back at Bristol Palin with a shot of love

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Meghan McCain, the sassy daughter of Sen. John McCain, responded to excerpts of Bristol Palin’s forthcoming memoir.

Bristol, the dancing daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin, leveled barbs against the McCains in ‘Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far,’ painting Meghan as a diva and critical.

Meghan was ‘constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining’, Bristol, 20, wrote in the autobiography set to hit stores Friday.

Meghan’s mom, Cindy McCain, was also criticized in the book. After Cindy told a pregnant Bristol that she wished to be ‘one of the first people to hold your baby,’ hoped to be invited to ‘your wedding when it comes together’ and the desire that she and Sen. McCain could be ‘godparents of your child,’ Palin was less than flattered.

‘I had just met her, and I wondered why she wanted any type of guardianship over my child,’ Bristol wrote.

Bristol also complained that when the families first met after it was announced that Sarah Palin would be McCain’s running mate, Meghan ‘ignored us during the entire visit.’


Meghan, the author of ‘Dirty Sexy Politics,’ replied Thursday via Twitter and YouTube in a unique you-catch-more-bees-with-honey approach by sharing a link to a video from 2008 showing herself with Bristol’s youngest sister Piper and gushing over her father’s pick.

‘I am so proud that this is my father’s choice for his vice president,’ Meghan is heard narrating over clips of Palin and the Republican senator. ‘I didn’t think I could be more proud of my father and this campaign and then I wake up today and feel like my heart is going to explode with pride for her and him and this choice and the direction that this campaign is going.’


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