The fiscal cliff brings out different things in different people. For MSNBC and The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain, that meant her bright light went dim as she engaged in a tense exchange with a BuzzFeed reporter.
Last night on Twitter, McCain tweeted, “Um, John Boehner told Harry Reid to go fuck himself outside the Oval Office. Yeah, it’s totally my generation that’s screwing everything up.” OK, fine. That’s her opinion and, no matter how foul-mouthed she is, she’s entitled to it.
But she wasn’t quite done.
Later she tweeted, “And yes, I hold a different standard for how people behave holding office, in the White House and in congress [sic] than I do myself on the road.”
What caused this second tweet? It might have been Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski who pointed out to her that, “You wrote a book for mass production with the title ‘America You Sexy Bitch’ and you’re hitting Boehner for saying ‘fuck.'”
Meghan, always unwilling to back up her stupidity, responded with… this non-sequitur, “also, you crashed my book party uninvited if you don’t remember. I have no idea why you are always such a jerk to me.”
Kaczynski then came back with, “I’m not trying to be a jerk, but I recall another Senator who often tells people to fuck themselves” and included a link to a Huffington Post article from 2008 entitled, “McCain’s Sharp Tongue: an Achilles Heel?”
And what’s that article about? Meghan’s father (and the only reason anyone has any idea she exists), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), dropping f-bombs all over the place, along with all sorts of other expletives and general nasty, childish behavior towards other members of Congress.
That her father has a temper is no surprise to any educated person in politics, which may be why Meghan didn’t think of it. After that exchange, Meghan went as quiet as a child who had been scolded by an adult.