Never let it be said that Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, will ever be caught without an opinion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she takes a swipe at Bristol Palin and says she’ll never sign up for a reality series in one interview, and has unkind words for Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace in the aftermath of the airing of HBO’s movie “Game Change” in another.
First, Palin and reality shows: In an interview with Playboy, she responded to some unkind words Sarah Palin‘s daughter wrote about the McCains in her memoir. Somehow, she managed to be both sympathetic and disdainful to her at the same time. “She’s just young and confused and was thrust into all this. The media aren’t kind to her. But once someone signs up for ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ it’s hard to sympathize.”
When asked if she’d ever sign up for a reality show, she replied, “Hell would freeze over before I would do a reality show. I’ve been offered everything you could possibly imagine, and it just doesn’t interest me. You certainly won’t see me dancing on TV.”
As for “Game Change,” she hasn’t seen the movie, and claims in a video interview with The Daily Beast that she flustered the book’s co-author, Mark Halperin, when the two crossed paths at MSNBC (we doubt that, but we’ll let Meghan have her fun). In the same interview, she took Wallace and Schmidt, advisors to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and the two big sources for the book, to task, saying they didn’t treat Sarah Palin with the respect she deserved. She also slammed Wallace for saying she didn’t vote for McCain, even after working on the campaign.
“It is the most egregious disloyalty that I have ever seen in politics,” she said in the video. “If they ever had any kind of respect for what the campaign was, they should show a little more respect for my family and what kind of historic thing they should be a part of.”
Finally, McCain admitted that “reliving this from their perspective, has been a complicated and difficult thing for me to watch.”