Sunday, October 17, 2010

Meghan McCain Throws Rocks at O'Donnell in a Glass House

During an appearance on ABC News This Week, Meghan McCain described Christine O'Donnell as "a nut job."

But what caught my attention was when McCain said, "Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office. She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business and what that says to my generation is one day you can just wake up and run for Senate no matter how (little) experience you have."

Now let's put aside O'Donnell's qualifications for public office. That is up to the voters of Delaware. But for Meghan McCain to say that O'Donnell ought not run for public office because she has no real history or real success in any kind of business takes an enormous amount of audacity. In fact, I would dare say it takes an Obama like audacity.

Let's be honest here. If McCain was not the daughter of a U.S. Senator and former candidate for President of the United States would she have a column at The Daily Beast? If not for her father's name would she have interned at Saturday Night Live and Newsweek? If she were not the offspring of John McCain would Hyperion Books have published her memoir?

Meghan McCain should not throw rocks inside a glass house.

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