Meghan McCain is driving conservatives crazy. Michelle Malkin delves into the Bible of the Republican soul, Twitter, and finds that she likes Russell Brand, who once said something mean about Republicans on basic cable. Sundries Shack has declared her David Frum with a nicer ass, except he calls it a caboose, because in conservative land it is always 1955 and they’re just waiting to be invited out for milkshakes and a sock hop. Dan Riehl is calling her a stupid pudgy chick. Robert Stacy McCain celebrates the fact that while Meghan McCain was out doing things on Saturday night, Michelle Malkin was totally writing mean things about her on the internet, which should cause her caboose (again!) to quiver in fear. He then went out and searched for replacement parts for his Victrola. This dude just calls her a bitch a lot, because he’s FREAKING EDGY AS HECK.
What did McCain do to inspire such pissy, tedious rage in this cadre of conservatives who’ve still failed to Go Galt?
She wrote that one of the few existing biases left in American society is one that actually affects her: the focus on women’s weight.
The question remains: Why, after all this time and all the progress feminists have made, is weight still such an issue? And in Laura’s case, why in the world would a woman raise it? Today, taking shots at a woman’s weight has become one of the last frontiers in socially accepted prejudice.
Meghan McCain is a strange one. There’s the superfluous and annoying-to-type extra “h” in her first name, for one. There’s also her continual struggle with the fact that she really, really doesn’t want to be a Republican and keeps saying things to that effect. But I do give her credit for one quintessentially conservative feat: the entire time I’ve seen her write, she’s never once spoken up about any bias in American society until this very moment...and, of course, it only arises when it affects her (and, to be fair, her mom).
Do not condemn what you can applaud, conservatives. Perhaps soon, Michael Steele will admit there is still racism against conservative blacks with terrible mustaches. Rush Limbaugh will declare that society maintains a lingering and pervasive hatred of drug-addicted welfare recipients...with nationally syndicated AM radio shows. This is a new day. Celebrate.
I'm mostly posting this for all the links in the first paragraph, which brought the lulz.