As the daughter of U.S. Senator John û McCain, Meghan was propelled into the û national spotlight at an early age, involved in û everything from community events to national û conventions. Meghans unparalleled exposure û to American politics gave her the opportunity û to hear voters debate the most complex issues û first-hand from the campaign trail. As a result, û her unique perspective and bold approach has û not only galvanized a younger generation of û Republicans; Meghan has launched a national û movement to redefine Republican stereotypes û and values: ûû
I am concerned about the environment. I û love to wear black. I think government is best û when it stays out of peoples lives and business û as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe û in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I û believe government should always be efficient û and accountable. I have lots of gay friends. And û yes, I am a Republican.û
Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, McCain graduated û from Columbia University with a degree in Art û History. With ambitions to pursue a career in û music journalism, she completed internships û at Newsweek and Saturday Night Live before û joining her fathers 2008 presidential campaign.û
To give Americans a real sense of life behind the-scenes on the campaign trail, Meghan û launched McCainBlogette.com: The blog, û for me, was showing young women they û could be interested in politics and everything û else. I chose to show that Im a real person û with shortcomings, and that this is my life. û McCainBlogette has been recognized with two û distinguished awards in politics: The Golden û Dot Award for Best Blog, and two Pollie û Awards from the Association of Political and û Public Affairs Professionals.û
While writing her blog, Meghan never û imagined the main-stream media would û pay attention to her social and political û commentary. Quite the contrary has proven û true: her positions have been discussed by û some of the most prominent voices in politics, û from Karl Rove to Laura Ingraham and Rush û Limbaugh. As a columnist for The Daily û Beast and MSNBC contributor, Meghan often û responds to her own partys attacks, but also û discusses Americas most challenging issues with û a clear objective: to help the Republican Party û expand and survive.û
Meghans time on the campaign trail inspired û her acclaimed memoir, Dirty Sexy Politics: û A True Story (Hyperion 2010). The book û chronicles Meghans personal journey across û the American political landscape in the witty, û candid, and boisterous voice that has made her û a role model for young members of the GOP. û Campaigining with her father also inspired û Meghan to publish My Dad, John McCain, û an illustrated childrens book that brings her û fathers heroic story to life before young eyes.û
At the podium, Meghan openly discusses her û personal experiences on the campaign trail û and her observations on the future of the û Republican Party. Often said to possess the û McCain maverick gene, Meghan has no û qualm in saying what is on her mind and brags û that she inherited my dads heartburn-inducing û ability to say what he thinks.û
A powerful role model for young women û and Republicans alike, she passionately û discusses womens issues, social issues and û marriage equality. Meghan firmly believes û that Republicans need to get back to their core û beliefsand that there is room for all walks of û life in the Party.û
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