John McCain's daughter Meghan has ripped into right-wing media harpy Ann Coulter as a hate-spewing "train wreck." "I straight up don't understand this woman or her popularity. I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing," wrote McCain, 24, in a Daily Beast column. She lashed Coulter as the "poster woman" for GOP extremists.
Coulter had no immediate comment, reports the New York Daily News. The shot-across-the-bow marked a new front in the fight between Republicans and thunder-stealing media pundits like Rush Limbaugh as the party struggles to forge a new identity. As for Barack Obama, McCain thinks he's the "hippest politician around."
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