McCain's Daughter Weighs In on Her Blog
By Garance Franke-Ruta
Meghan McCain, the daughter of likely GOP nominee John McCain (R-Ariz.), has been traveling with her father on the road and blogging the campaign at a cheeky, photo-heavy blog she calls the "McCainBlogette."
Last night, after the New York Times posted a story online reporting that some of her father's aides had concerns about his closeness to a female lobbyist eight years ago, the younger McCain, a recent graduate of Columbia University, took to her blog with an elliptical entry that reads like a statement of support for her father as he headed into what were sure to be difficult days for the family.
"Life is all about perspective," she writes in the entry, entitled "Lucky Girl." "Having grown up in politics, I know it's an industry that, for all intents and purposes, is known for being dirty and cruel.
"And yet, despite it all," she continues, "I feel so grateful and blessed for every single day and for the opportunities I've been given." Among the blessings she counts are "wonderful parents I love and who love me in return."
"Why do I choose to be involved in politics right now?" she asks. "Because my father is different. He's compassionate, full of life, hilarious and is a beacon of integrity to myself and to so many others. Politics is rough, but I absolutely adore my Dad and this campaign and have never, ever stopped believing in him. It's just that simple."
She closes with pictures from the road, and a link to the bittersweet Coldplay song "Brothers and Sisters," which repeats "Break down, break down/Gotta spread love around" as one of its refrains.
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February 21, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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