Meghan McCain, daddy's little liability

The senator's daughter, and wife, could be getting him in trouble

Published February 8, 2010 11:25PM (EST)

The women in John McCain's life are proving to be serious political liabilities. On the heels of wife Cindy's decision to join the NOH8 campaign's fight for marriage equality, daughter Meghan spoke out against the tea party's racism as a guest host on Monday's "The View." First and foremost in her sights: Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who delivered the opening speech at last week's National Tea Party Convention:

[He] said, "People who could not even spell the word vote or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House whose name is Barack Hussein Obama." And then he went on to say that people at the convention should have to pass literacy tests in order to be able to vote in this country, which is the same thing that happened in the 50's to prevent African Americans from voting. It's innate racism and I think it's why young people are turned off by this movement. And I'm sorry, but revolutions start with young people, not with 65-year-old people talking about literacy tests and people who can't say the word 'vote' in English.

John McCain was already on the tea party's shit list (Tancredo actually celebrated his failed presidential bid), and his daughter's irreverent daytime commentary sure won't help him any in that regard. Not that I mind, but it seems the senator is being seriously undermined by his family.

By Tracy Clark-Flory

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