What’s Meghan McCain Tweeting?

I realize no one outside of people who used to French kiss power outlets as a kid has ever uttered the question in the title, but there are a lot of people who got to first base for the first time with a 120-volt outlet, so I thought I’d look it up for them.

The New York Times, forever with its finger on the pulse of what conservatives are thinking, decided Maggie (MSNBC and The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain) would be a good person to include in their column “Republicans’ Advice to Republicans” on how to move forward from the election. Because no one is more respected in conservative circles and the Republican Party than…I’m sorry, I just vomited on my keyboard. Seems I can’t write that sentence with enough sarcasm to hold down breakfast.

Anyway, about being quoted, Megs tweeted “I don’t care if this is a humblebrag – it’s cool to have a tweet quoted in the New York Times today.”

Um, Maggie, that’s not a “humblebrag,” that’s just a brag. A “humblebrag” would be something like, “I can’t believe the Times thought me worthy of including in their piece on Republicans today,” or something along those lines. A “humblebrag” is bringing attention to something with a tinge of humility.

Again, I can’t believe Columbia University hasn’t sued you to get their degree back or that you haven’t sued them for educational malpractice. Either would be an alarmingly strong case.