McCain said calling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) the "poor man's Sarah Palin," referring to the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, is a move she wishes she could undo.
“That’s the one if I could take it back I would, because I just think it’s so linear and so nasty,” McCain told Politico.
McCain said she's "not a big fan of attacking another woman anymore," but said she particularly regrets the criticism of Bachmann because the two are now friends.
“It’s so crazy … she’s not the type of person you’d think I connect with,” McCain added. “It’s just with her being a woman in politics, being an actual politician, we really bonded.”
Bachmann appeared on McCain's show in September, along with singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed "king of partying" Andrew W.K.
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This isn't the first time McCain has backtracked on her "poor man's Sarah Palin" statement. In December 2011, McCain said she was "completely wrong" about Bachmann, amending her statement to call the congresswoman "the thinking man's Sarah Palin."
Read more from McCain at Politico.