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Meghan McCain Overshares On Dating, Daddy Issues

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You had to figure that it would be Meghan McCain that would turn the Daily Beast into LiveJournal:

Of all the things people warned would happen post-election, no one ever said anything about how complicated dating would become. Especially if your dad loses the election. There are things that have been difficult, but nothing quite as tough as dating.

!f the above were, say, the voice-over preamble of some tween-tastic, recession-averse Disney Channel adventure, it would make sense. But this is actually the disclosure of a grown woman, living during a complicated period of our nation's history, that I am supposed to take seriously. Actually, I am now taking her previous recommendations on online strategy for the GOP more seriously, by comparison.

But, okay.

The article is titled "Looking For Mr. Far Right," a weird choice considering that McCain has not, apparently, decided to double down on arch-conservatives in her pursuit of the perfect date. In fact:

Here's the biggest surprise: I am not only turned off by people who voted for Barack Obama, but I am also turned off by people that voted for my dad--or more so, obsessive supporters of my dad. Recently, over dinner, a guy started explaining his reasons for supporting President Obama during the election (I didn't ask, I think the poor guy felt guilty) and I immediately found any attraction I had previously had dissipate. But same thing happens if a guy starts talking about all the reasons why my father should be president. I have the ultimate Catch-22 in post-election dating. So where does that leave me, and who exactly am I attracted to? Let's just say I'm spending a lot of time writing and even more time with my girlfriends.

Yes. For some reason, I read that entire paragraph. And the other ones! She can't date Obama supporters, because maybe they hate her father? She can't date McCain supporters because they range from McCain-idolizers to Cindy-fetishy creepazoids. Where does that leave Meghan? Ron Paul supporters, I guess.

But look, for once, there's a simple truth in this longish missive, struggling to be exposed. And here it is. The piece begins: "The election killed my personal life," and it ends, "So to all the fathers out there: If you want your daughters to be single in her 20s, I can say this--run for president." There's no need to read between those lines.

Anyway, someone, please take Meghan McCain out for a quiet meal and some decent conversation or something. That Coraline movie seems pretty fun and apolitical. Just remember, she's just not that into her dad, okay?

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