Meghan McCain Poised to Become "New Young Republican," Says The Atlantic

Meghan McCain is a few major media appearances away from being known as the "new young Republican" and voice of moderate conservatism, says the Atlantic Monthly.

We don't know about all that, but it is fun sometimes to follow this local celebrity's life on the Internet.

It turns out that we share an appreciation for ...and You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Following her post in the Daily Beast earlier this month in which she laments that she can't find the right man, we were relieved to hear the post has resulted in numerous date offers. On her Twitter site, we learned where she's getting her education in economics.

The Atlantic, which is the magazine that got mixed up in the flap between Meghan's dad and renegade photographer Jill Greenberg, reports on McCain's centrist conservative tendencies -- she calls herself a "progressive Republican."

But soft-pedaling doesn't fly so well in today's polarized environment -- right-wing pundit Laura Ingraham says Meghan, 24, is nothing more than a "useful idiot" to liberals who want to divide and conquer their enemies.

Ingraham may have a point. It's hard to tell which party Meghan McCain is helping more.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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