Mac Junior Rips 'Train Wreck' Coulter

Meghan calls pundit 'poster woman' for GOP extremism

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 10, 2009 3:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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."

Writer Ann Coulter is a poster woman for GOP extremists, says Meghan McCain.
Writer Ann Coulter is a "poster woman" for GOP extremists, says Meghan McCain.   (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, file)
Meghan McCain accompanies her pop on a campaign rally in Ohio last year.
Meghan McCain accompanies her pop on a campaign rally in Ohio last year.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
John McCain's daughter Meghan smiles during a presidential rally in Ohio with her dad and mom last year.
John McCain's daughter Meghan smiles during a presidential rally in Ohio with her dad and mom last year.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, right, introduces his daughter, Meghan, at a campaign stop  in Washington, Pa. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, right, introduces his daughter, Meghan, at a campaign stop in Washington, Pa. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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