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Now Meghan McCain is going to defend Joe Lieberman! No do not groan, this will be great! You know, at some point, someone will presumably let Meghan McCain in on the Meghan McCain “in-joke.” This will be a very sad day. Exhibit A, from beautiful, young Meg’s Daily Beast column: “I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office. But as the old saying goes, those that can’t do, criticize.” This is like… the rhetorical equivalent of an MC Escher drawing done in lipstick.

First Daughter, First Love. Chapter 18, Megsy’s Soliloquy, or “Outside Box Thinking in the Media for Young Bipartisan Conservatives Like Joe Lieberman and Me. Me, Meghan McCain. Me”:

Let’s face it, it’s easy to preach to the converted and many people have mastered the art of the negative sound bite. If I want to hear the liberal bias, I will turn on MSNBC. If I want to hear conservative dogma, I will turn on Fox. But where do people go to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world? Where can we hear voices that dare to cross party lines, think outside the box, and say what they truly believe? If this country wants to simply be a place of extreme partisan politics, I think we are well on our way. If people like Senator Lieberman are treated with such disrespect for daring to be true to their political beliefs, there will really be no hope for independent thinkers of my generation to be inspired to join the political process.

And for the record, Senator Lieberman is now an even greater source of inspiration and comfort to me in politics.

This actually means nothing, is the thing. As in, these words—the specific prepositions and nouns—don’t even go together: “an even greater source of […] comfort to me in politics.” A source of comfort to me in politics… A source of comfort to me in politics. Is it possible Meghan McCain already is in on the joke? Hm.

Eh.

Anyway, fuck you, Joe Lieberman.

[The Daily Beast]

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  1. The older generation needs to understand that my generation does not respond well to anger, hate, and personal attacks. We are a generation of communicators, and to us, actions speak louder than loud words…

    PLUCKY MEGHAN’S BREASTS !

  2. “But where do people go to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world?”

    The local cafeteria style restaurant about 4:30pm on Senior Citizen Discount Day?

  3. Thinking outside of the box = experimental surgery where Lieberman’s blood is replaced with liquid gold by insurance corporations.

    As for hypocrisy, most Republicans who challenge the science behind climate change are complete fucking idiots who would get stumped at the $200 level of the science category of Jeopardy for Toddlers.

  4. “I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office. But as the old saying goes, those that can’t do, criticize.”

    So, Megs, remind us again what office you ran for…..I’m blanking.

  5. “I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office.”

    I guess it’s safe to say she doesn’t read her stuff before hitting “send”. But she’s right, most people have never run for “elected” office. (Is there another kind of office you run for that we should know about?) But I don’t see the irony. Sarah Palin must’ve sabatoged Megs random-word-selector.

  6. “But where do people go to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world?”

    Meet the Press, Face the Nation or This Week, on any given Sunday morning. You should know, Megs, your dad’s usually on there with him.

  7. “But where do people go to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world?”

    His grumpy ass was the lead story on CNN Headline News this morning, bitch.

  8. I hereby declare my candidacy for something in order to avoid the taint of irony. When I say Joe is a backstabbing shit weasel and I hate him with both hands. Appreciate your vote.

  9. After a decade of unemployment, Joe Lieberman’s wife returned to lobbying for the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries around the time of the big peasant uprising in Congress two years ago.

    I’m not sure what she does as a lobbyist, Meghan, but pardon my partisan assertion that Hadassah Lieberman’s not getting paid because Joe Lieberman has a single independent thought on health care.

  10. With all due respect, Juli, MC Escher was brilliant; there is absolutely no equivalence between anything coming out of Meghan’s mouth (simplistic, syntactically and gramatically tortured) and MC Escher (brilliant, meticulous, utterly original). I think you were trying to allude to the twistedness of Meghan’s rhetoric, so perhaps the better metaphor is a twizzler made out of lipstick. Or, you could just say, her prose is like a two-way vacuum cleaner — it sucks and it blows.

  11. Meg’s boobies are thissss close to being ‘outside the box.’

    Oh, and I’m looking forward to her spirited defense of Arlen Specter and Bernie Sanders.

  12. Meghan, isn’t it about time you gave up this political pundit dream and got a job teaching kindergarten or selling coffee to restaurants or something?

  13. [re=448084]Terry[/re]: Yeah, I love that part. What exactly have YOU done Meggie [answer may not contain boob reference]? I’ll wait………

    OK, so now you’ll stop criticizing? Plz?

  14. [re=448084]Terry[/re]: Meg’s theory works both ways: “I find it especially ironic that most of those who praise Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office.”

  15. [re=448095]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Technically, “art” manufactured by Leroy Nieman®©™ more closely resembles a splatter of vomit on the sidewalk.

  16. >I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office

    That’s actually called democracy, you stupid twit.

  17. There are indeed many Joe Liebermans of the world. For one, there’s that senator from Connecticut, but there’s also the guy who played the dad on “Alf,” plus Ben Stein. And Droopy the dog, too. Hello, everybody!

  18. “I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office.”

    I guess I can criticize with an open heart then, for I ran for Sergeant at Arms of my 7th Grade Class, And won. Those were heady times; the power was intoxicating.

    As a respected member of my small town’s local business community, I keep getting recruited by the local Downtown Association to run for a board position in their group, but I fear what abuses of power may come when I seize the reins. Voting funding to re-paint the curbs in loading zones? Replacement of welcoming banners in the downtown corridor? Size limitations on signage at the local Farmer’s Market? The mind reels.

  19. “Recently there has been talk of a ‘moderate bloodletting’ within the GOP, but I think it is very clear that this attrition is happening to both parties.”
    Ah yes, the attrition of enormous growth. Truly the worst kind of attrition of all…

  20. [re=448118]Doglessliberal[/re]: Yes, she did, I just checked. Columbia University, if you can believe it, and she graduated with degree in art history. Imagine that.

  21. [re=448131]magic titty[/re]: Actually, I think she was trying to say that if we have never ourselves been Senators from CT, then we are not entitled to criticize. Everyone but Chris Dodd, please leave the room.

  22. [re=448118]Doglessliberal[/re]: Back when Meghan was in college she wanted to be a singer. She did some numbers in an off-campus lounge. Holden Caulfield did a blog post about her:

    The piano was right next to the bar where I was sitting and all, and old Meghan was standing practically right next to me. I sort of gave her the old eye, but she pretended she didn’t even see me. I probably wouldn’t have done it, but I was getting drunk as hell. When she was finished, she beat it out of the room so fast I didn’t even get a chance to invite her to join me for a drink, so I called the headwaiter over. I told him to ask old Meghan if she’d care to join me for a drink. He said he would, but he probably didn’t even give her my message. People never give your message to anybody.

    That’s the thing about Meghan. Even when people do give her the message she never gets the message.

  23. “But as the old saying goes, those that can’t do, criticize.”

    Double-edged sword, babe! It means, if you’re going to criticize the media’s coverage of Joe, you need to have journalistic credentials that involve more than “My daddy’s a senator.”

    And speaking as someone who has technically run for office, Joe Lieberman’s an ass.

  24. I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize the public display of amazingly huge titties do not and have not possessed said titties.

    Titties.

  25. This woman, Meghan McCain, is just a moron–stupid, ignorant, horribly childish, juvenile, way out of it, and just dumb. Really.

    So, in our democracy, the hundreds of millions of people, probably, who have never run for a political office–can’t criticize those in office? Really? What kind of stupid, childish, immature and dumb thinking is that? Why is this woman printing anything, anywhere?

    She needs to find a real job, get a life–and stop posting lunatic, childish rantings and ravings.

    Same goes for Palin, Limbaugh, Hannity, Malkin and Coulter, too.

  26. I find it ironic that most people who criticize Adolph Hitler have never set a fire in the Reichstag and used it to have their opposition parties outlawed and themselves declared chancellor.

  27. [re=448136]pampl[/re]: And if anyone knows anything about enormous growths, it’s beautiful young Meg McCabe.

    But seriously, not being allowed to criticize a politician until you’ve run for office yourself? Clearly, when the word “civics” enters a conversation, Meghan reaches for her dictionary.

  28. “I find it especially ironic that most of those who criticize Senator Lieberman more often than not have never run for elected office. But as the old saying goes, those that can’t do, criticize.”

    And those who can’t criticize write really bad blogs.

  29. Why would it be ironic that people who criticize Droopy Dog haven’t held public office? That’s like saying that you can’t cheer for a football team because you’ve never played for the NFL.

    Also, I believe that the original “old saying” didn’t mention criticism at all.

  30. [re=448153]thefrontpage[/re]: “So, in our democracy, the hundreds of millions of people, probably, who have never run for a political office–can’t criticize those in office? Really? What kind of stupid, childish, immature and dumb thinking is that?”

    I believe it’s called “feudalism.” Divine right of Joe Lieberman and all that.

  31. I guess her columns are getting more effective. Usually they just annoy and disgust me, but this one is actually making me hulk out with rage.

  32. ahh, Joe Isadora has the courage to change his convictions depending on who is funneling cash to his bank accounts.

    and Haddasah, dear god, she wants to help women with breast cancer.
    I wonder how one would do that?
    maybe universal health care would help, but who knows?

  33. “But where do people go to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world?”

    More to the point, where can people hide so they don’t have to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world?

  34. Aw. She’s just stickin’ up for her Uncle Joe.

    He promised if she did just a few little icky things for him, he’d divorce Hadassah and marry her. A girl can dream, can’t she?

  35. The better question is “how do people get the Joe Liebermans of the world to listen to them?”

    Answer: “provide them and their wives with giant Scrooge McDuck-like piles of money”

  36. I don’t think sucking on the teat of the insurance industry (with your wife, to boot!), is really “thinking outside the box” since it’s the biggest employer in Connecticut.

    Where’s my Daily Breast article? I’m also “true to my political beliefs” when I support giving myself a raise.

  37. Fixed: “If people like Senator Lieberman are treated with such disrespect for daring to take hundreds of thousands of dollars from the insurance companies in his home state…”

  38. Can we please declare a moratorium on the use of the word “irony” by all bloggers until they have proven that they actually KNOW what the word “irony” means, and how it’s used in a sentence? Jesus.

    PS. That stupid picture of Tits McGee is NSFW.

  39. there will really be no hope for independent thinkers of my generation to be inspired to join the political process.

    Well, they’re certainly not going to be inspired to join the Republican party. Now that Skuzzlebutt has been forced out, Meghan, how much are you feeling the “progressive” Republicans?

  40. [re=448231]the problem child[/re]: I work in a place in which there are wall-to-wall Muslim men of various nationalities. So, yeah. Pretty much a monastery.

  41. [re=448083]norbizness[/re]: while CT has a lot of insurance companies, in fairness to Lieberman he’s not one of the more bought-and-sold senators. He’s a crazy asshole out of personal conviction.

  42. [re=448089]Oldskool[/re]: It’s like rain, on your wedding day.

    Also, Megs does a lot of criticizing herself for someone who has never held public office. And by held, I don’t mean between your ample breasts, ma’am.

  43. You can post a charticle about the civil war if you want, as long as this picture accompanies it. Look, I see Antietam Courthouse–it’s the freckle to the northeast of M’s right nipple.

  44. [re=448089]Oldskool[/re]: “(Is there another kind of office you run for that we should know about?)”
    I think one time Dagwood Bumstead ran to the office when he missed his bus and was late for work, if that’s any help with the irony thing.

  45. [re=448165]P Drizzle[/re]: DOn’t worry about Megs. Mommy has enough beer money to make sure those balloon bags stay right under chin for decades to come. The rich CAN defy gravity.

  46. Girlfriend, no one of your generation or any generation is inspired by Goblin Troll Lieberman.

    And if you’re inspired by a self-serving AIPAC whore bought and paid for by the insurance companies of dingleberry capital of the world, Hartford, CT, and a closeted gay South Carolinian, all your gay friends are going to drop you like a pair of non-designer duds.

  47. [re=448279]blinky_twinkie[/re]: Stupid asexual internet handles.

    Also, a woman who doesn’t like other woman’s boobies? That’s unpossible! Tom Coburn even says so.

  48. [re=448233]el donaldo[/re]: yea, because after her dad gets done defending us from the FCC net neutrality, there will be no more blog swarms.
    Wonkette will be a rich mans wasteland.

    Pay to play from then on, thanks to Meghans dad, and thanks to the telecom/ISP lobby who gave John 1.9 million bucks to defeat net neutrality for his special brand of ‘Internet Freedom”

    Wait, maybe this is why she thinks Lieberman is a maverick like her dad!
    Oh, she thinks this is just ‘politics’.
    Instead of pure ‘corruption’.

  49. [re=448247]house of the blue lights[/re]: that was before his wife started being the breadwinner of the family. She will cut him off if he doesnt vote for her friends.

  50. I wonder how Lieberdinejad will take it when he learns submissive pre-teen Meghan has used an illegal re-virginator. Surely the death penalty shall she face.

  51. “But as the old saying goes, those that can’t do, criticize.”

    Sounds like a certain senator from Arizona and a certain governor from Alaska.

  52. [re=448156]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Godwin’s law, automatic victory. Seriously, though, Meghan, did you think this one through? That sentence was the worst idea you’ve ever had, and you posted your boobs *on Twitter*.

  53. [re=448367]glamourdammerung[/re]: but wait…..Vinegar Joe can’t either. At this point, my only explanation for him having a committee assignment has something to do with an extensive collection of bestiality pics featuring the Dem leadership.

  54. She developed a full-on Wingnut Reasoning Deficiency Disorder.

    According to the laws of irony, nobody who has not run for office can criticize a politician without setting off the Irony Detectors and thereby rendering all political commentary inherently ironic. It’s also unconstitutional.

    And that’s why God created meritocracy. Nepotism is bound to cause aneurysms in thinking people’s brains.

  55. I find it offensive that so many people who casually joke about “rolling the *** chick in flower and fucking the wet spot” have ever taken the time and trouble to actually perform the act, to say nothing of taking on the extraordinary problems attendant to the subsequent clean up.

  56. [re=448298]assistant/atlas[/re]: “…Wait….so Meghan McCain is going to run for office? Oh….this….wow….this ought to be good…”

    Yeah, especially if she forgets her bra…

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