There are plenty of things to say about golden girl Meghan McCain, 26, who has parlayed being John McCain‘s daughter into a full-time job: She writes a column for The Daily Beast, has written a new book called Dirty Sexy Politics, and has a gig on ABC’s “This Week.” After she called Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell a “nutjob” this Sunday on “This Week,” Meghan provoked the ire of more hard-line Republicans and their cohorts.
Did they go after her bad manners for calling a public figure a nutjob? Did they go after her family connections? No, they took sexist potshots at her big boobs. Blogger Dan Riehl called Meghan a “self-indulgent set of mega-breasts.” On conservative pundit Michelle Malkin’s blog, blogger Doug Powers posted a photo Meghan had tweeted a year ago of her bazoombas and wrote, “Disregard the above photo. I’m only putting it there to remind myself to check my tire pressure later this afternoon.”
Meghan took to Twitter last night, tweeting, “Apparently if I were an A-cup my comments about Christine O’Donnell would have been a lot less offensive. Didn’t we do this two years ago?”
Meghan makes it easy for people to bring up her breasts in conversation: She tweeted that photo last year (she claims she meant the focus to be on the book she was holding, not her rack), of course, but also, earlier this week, she tweeted bra, corset and undergarment advice. She should be able to acknowledge her own femininity without it getting thrown back in her face. As much as I’m personally not a fan (mostly because she’s a product of nepotism), I think it’s really wrong the girl has had to stand up against attacks on her weight and now numerous attacks on the size of her breasts.
To quote a political gal across the aisle, Krystal Ball, who is two years older than Meghan, “They wanted me to feel like a whore. They wanted me to collapse in a ball of embarrassment and to hang my head in shame.” Talking about Meghan’s big boobs is trying to make her feel like a whore so she’ll shut up. That’s called sexism. And given all the real, salient criticisms that people could make about Meghan McCain? It’s also called lazy.