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05/28/2011

Daddy's little activist: @McCainblogette addresses @SenJohnMcCain's #lgbt shortcomings

by Jeremy Hooper

Speaking to the New York Times Magazine, Meghan McCain shares the big sticking point with her GOP senator father's politics:

BIGGEST FATHER ISSUE: Anything gay rights related. We don’t fight about it, but it can be uncomfortable.
Inside Meghan McCain’s Bachelorette Pad [NYT Magazine]

Who among us can't relate? That moment where we're forced to take a deep breath, get up from the table, and go to our mental place of Zen so as to not go to our verbal place of shout. It's a bi-Mccain-Coverpartisan connector, that generational frustration.

Oh, except for, you know: The fact that Meghan's father, unlike most of ours, is an extremely powerful man who could've made/could still make a world of difference by simply getting on board with benign acceptance. Whereas our discomfort may lead to an uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner or family outing, the elder-McCain-initiated tension has led to the tripping up of things like an America soldier's right to serve his or her country regardless of sexual orientation. That's quite different, now isn't it?

So kudos to Meghan for letting it get uncomfortable. And let us just remind her: "Glee" box sets and Lady Gaga CDs make great Father's Day gifts!

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