When I first met Meghan McCain, she was locked out of a high school in Greendale, Wisconsin. Her father, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, was inside speaking at a rally, and Meghan wanted to be there for him but couldn't. So what did she do? She laughed. It seemed like the best way for the 23-year-old, who is crossing the country by bus to help her dad's run for the White House, to respond. No matter whom you plan to vote for, it's refreshing to see a young woman enjoying herself so thoroughly on the political trail. Here, the would-be first daughter in her own words.
1. She is who she is--no apologies
"Politicians often teach their kids to control what you say and not to trust. My parents just taught me: Be who you are."
2. Her choice in guys might surprise you
"I don't want to be an accessory to a guy's impending political career, and unfortunately I get that a lot. I'm not attracted to guys with political action committees, I'm sorry.... I'm attracted to men whose realities are different [from mine]. You'll get a lot further with me talking about art and music than you will talking about politics.... And I'd really hate myself if I dated a journalist."
Disclosure: E. A. Hanks is a former employee of the Huffington Post and a friend of many staff members.