Talk about wants to help but isn't needed. Meghan McCain is actually OK by me: likable, charming, engaging, and so on. It's nice that she's kinda preaching this unholy idea of "progressive conservatism," which is just hilarious as soon as you say it out loud. Try it! See what I mean? But Megs is adorable. She's one of those "squinky" girls I wrote about last year. Perky!
But anway, ENOUGH! Too much Meghan! Yes, she's darling, but let's face it, her thoughts on politics rarely plumb depths greater than "I just think we shouldn't be mean to each other." Power Player?? CNN, are you kidding? I seem to remember just a few weeks ago some otherwise serious journalist was asking Megs about Obama's stimulus plan, and I was totally all, like, OMG, why would you ask her about that? What kind of useful response are you seeking? And yet people keep putting her on TV and asking her questions about the most ridiculous stuff! Like she has anything to do with anything! It's like seeing Luci Johnson discussing disarmament or Chip Carter appearing on Meet the Press. Or, as Slate delightfully puts it, "Anyway, here's a clip of McCain on Larry King last night, talking about the Republican Party's lack of leadership and her support for gay marriage while wearing a giant hair bow."
It was totally cute when she was doing her blog, but WTF? Why is she everywhere?
UPDATE: Kathleen Parker tackles the same question in Wednesday's Washington Post, arrives at similar conclusions:
'Tis a fact that McCain has suddenly surged as a popular talk show guest. This happens when one says something provocative in a town where 400 producers are trying to plug 10,000 talking-head spots.