Meghan McCain Receives Book Deal


Meghan McCain has created some interest in the blogosphere with her criticism of Ann Coulter and the direction the Republican Party is going. She has now received an advance for her book which is in the high six figures. The New York Observer writes:

While we haven’t quite nailed down what Ms. McCain’s book will be about—no one at Hyperion nor Ms. Brophy returned calls this afternoon—if her recent columns for Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Web site The Daily Beast are any indication, it will probably have something to do with the future of the Republican party, and how it must change to attract the votes of modern young people.

Ms. McCain has flexed her essayist muscles on The Beast in pieces like Why Republicans Don’t Get the Internet and Looking for Mr. Far Right. Mostly, she’s used the site to wage a few battles, as in My Beef With Ann Coulter and her response to Laura Ingraham’s jibe about her being a ‘plus-sized model’, headlined, Quit Talking About My Weight, Laura Ingraham. She’s also used it to prop up some friends, like Louisana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal and G.O.P. “hottie” Aaron Schock.

The interest in McCain’s book is clearly influenced by relationship to her father, but I sure can’t blame her for taking advantage of the publicity and making something out of it. I hope that she is also successful in changing the Republican Party, but that will be even more difficult than selling a book.

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  1. 1
    Fritz says:

    Is there any use to the term “blogosphere”?

  2. 2
    Ron Chusid says:

    Yes. Most of Meghan McCain’s writing has been in blogs. The link using blogosphere above is largely about attacks upon her from conservative blogs.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    There have been plenty of attacks on her from liberal blogs as well. While she did get some support from some liberal bloggers during the spats with Coulter and Ingraham, she has been a favorite kick-bag of HuffPo writers before and after… the general nastiness is actually quite disappointing. The notion has seemed to be that she is trying to cash in on Daddy’s name and milk the attention for as long as she can… which may or may not be true, but her criticisms of the Republican Party are valid even if sometimes not terribly profound.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    She is cashing in on her daddy’s name, but I really don’t blame her.  Sure she has an advantage due to birth over many writers who are in many ways better than her, but it is only natural for someone to take advantage of such opportunities.

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    nomoreGOP says:

    While her criticisms of the “good old boys(and girls)” of the republican party may not be extraordinarily profound, I have a great amount of respect for her and her willingness to tell these veteran pundits to screw off..

    The fact of the matter is that she is dead on with a lot of her analysis  on the current hole the right seems to have dug themselves into..

    I also find it completely disgusting that Laura Ingrahore would resort to “oh yea, well you are fat” as her argument.. Talk about making that previously mentioned hole deeper.. I really truly wonder what was going through her mind when she said that.. its like.. really? You are really going after the weight of John McCains daughter?

    Just shows the desperation of the right wing supporters.. lies and name calling is all they have left.. sad stuff

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    I’ll tell you what was going through Laura Ingraham’s mind when she fell back on making fun of Meghan McCain’s weight… the fact that the girl was right and the ‘pundit’ had nothing legitimate to come back with. This is the reason for the renewed stridency all around the hard right, the fact that they know they have nothing.

    “When the law is on your side, argue the law. When the facts are on your side, argue the facts. When neither the law nor the facts are on your side, pound the table with your fist and speak as loudly as you can.”

    This quote describes the current state of movement conservatism perfectly.

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    kmorrison says:

    It’s fun for a McCain Supporter to see that edge that her father has reflected in a new and fresh way.  Good for her.

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