Did Meghan McCain actually graduate from Columbia University? She seems to struggle stringing together anything other than Valley Girl-ese … and like stuff. I’m embarrassed for her latest malaprop this Thursday.
McCain: “I famously said a statement earlier where I said Michele Bachmann was the poor man’s Sarah Palin. I am completely wrong. This is the thinking man’s Sarah Palin.”
“What does she have that Sarah Palin doesn’t, didn’t?” asked Richard Wolffe, a fellow [MSNBC] contributor.
“I think she’s… this is going to get me in trouble, but I actually think she’s just more smarter,” explained McCain.
“I think that she’s more um, you know, on foreign policy, I mean I just think all the things she’s done, the debates, I’ve been very impressed,” continued McCain, “and I just think she’s older and more established, and you know, she’s been a member of Congress for a very long time.”
“ … and on her foreign policy things there are things that I agreed with, I just don’t understand why this woman that I met with yesterday hasn’t been coming across.”
I’ll cut her some slack for misspeaking with “more smarter.” But so, um, like, you know … does like Meghan actually know how long Bachmann has been in Congress? (Hint: Five years, which is like you know … um, a very long time to a Valley Girl.) Does Meghan McCain know how long Bachmann has served in public office compared to Sarah Palin? She was elected in um, like, 2000 to the Minnesota State Senate, which means that like, um, she has been “established” for all 11 years. In contrast, Sarah Palin first ran for city council in 1992, and became a mayor in 1996, and a governor in 2006, the same year Bachmann was elected to Congress, while serving on the state’s largest regulatory commission in between executive gigs, and before being tapped to run for vice president. So, like, um that’s eight more years of being “more establisheder” and having a more “impressiver” resume all around, if executive experience means anything.
I don’t have a problem with Meghan praising Bachmann, actually. It’s surprising Bachmann hasn’t gotten more traction with conservative women, frankly. But I’m trying to figure out why Meghan McCain is always offering negative commentary about Sarah Palin … but Sarah Palin is never asked about Meghan McCain, and has never disrespected any of the McCains. I guess Meghan just can’t get over sharing a hair stylist with Bristol on the campaign trail. You know, how, like … awful! Sarah Palin helps give her dad a $7 million campaign boost in one day and a dramatic 11-point surge in the 2008 presidential polls, but she decides to spend the rest of her shallow life shamelessly denigrating the first woman to ever serve on a Republican presidential ticket?
Don’t you think that at some point it would dawn on the spotlight-challenged McCain that she is making herself look ridiculous … or is that “more ridiculouser”?