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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Politics: Meghan McCain -- Music Geek?!

It's always oddly jarring to see someone who is so different than I am politically but who is clearly intelligent and is a music geek to boot! Reasonable people can disagree! So it is with John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain and her endless fascinating blog, McCainBlogette. Unlike Romney's good clean wholesome poll-tested sons Meghan McCain seems to actually be blogging from the hip as it were. The most interesting part of the blog for me, predictably is her playlists. Gang of Four? The Clash? Tony Allen? Pulp? Clap Your Hands Say Yeah? Bad Religion? Not your typical safe Republican choices. There was even a debate over whether the Ramones "My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" is anti-Reagan (it is). Meghan's response was to point out that Johnny Ramone was a fervent Reaganite (he was indeed).

It's tempting to say that she is supporting her father out of loyalty and love, and surely that is evident all over the blog, but the time she's spent on it and on the trail suggests she supports the campaign on the issues as well. I doubt it will sway any votes but she certainly sounds like a fun person to hang out with.

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