Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain and blogger at The Daily Beast has gotten herself into the biggest political cleavage scandal since the Hillary Clinton Cleavage Controversy. It began when she posted the above picture on Twitter and this message: “‘spontaneous’ night in is my Andy Warhol biography and takeout. … I’m getting old.”
A picture like this of a Republican was enough to shake things up. McCain tried to do some damage control on twitter as she wrote: “So I took a fun picture not thinking anything about what I was wearing, but apparently anything other than a pantsuit, I am a slut.”
She threatened to leave Twitter: “why I have been considering deleting my twitter account, what once was fun now just seems like a vessel for harassment” and later, “why I have been considering deleting my twitter account, what once was fun now just seems like a vessel for harassment.’ This was followed by: “I am going to take some more time to think about it but seriously I was just trying to be funny with the book and that I’m a dork staying in”
She tried to explain: “when I am alone in my apartment, I wear tank tops and sweat pants, I had no idea this makes me a “slut”, I can’t even tell you how hurt I am”
Apparently her explanation was not accepted as she next wrote: “ok I am getting the fuck off twitter, promise not to delete my account until I sleep on it, thank you for the nice words supporters”
Finally she apologized: “I do want to apologize to anyone that was offended by my twitpic, I have clearly made a huge mistake and am sorry 2 those that are offended.”
She thanked her family and friends for their support on “one of of the hardest days of my entire life” but at least she got a column out of this: “I have a column going up on The Daily Beast tomorrow, and that will be the last I have to say on this overblown subject.”
It seemed like a lot of tweats over a relatively minor matter. At least for McCain this wasn’t as revealing as Alexandra Kerry’s wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 campaign.
Update: McCain has posted her entry on this topic, noting that she has breasts which are “larger than some women’s and not as big as others.” She concluded by saying she “wanted to get that off my chest.”
No assumptions of planned surgery should be made by the manner in which I jointed together two different thoughts as quotes. I do note that many conservative distortions of the statements of others are the equivalent o f this, except they would then swear they are just reporting the words of others.