Ingraham Calls Meghan McCain 'Useful Idiot'

Feud continues; 'I'm proud of my daughter,' says John McCain
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2009 4:55 PM CDT
Laura Ingraham was a Mitt Romney supporter.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Meghan McCain, who has recently attacked certain prominent female conservatives, is a “flavor of the month” being manipulated by the media, says one of her targets. Laura Ingraham writes on her blog—under the title 'Useful Idiot' Watch— that McCain is following her father’s maverick playbook, CNN reports. But he, at least, “backs up his views with a lifetime of sacrifice and public service.”

Ingraham also says the liberal response to her jab at Meghan's weight is "manufactured and totally phony," and she notes that Rush Limbaugh has taken similar shots. Meghan borrowed a line from Tyra Banks in her own blog response: "Kiss my fat ass!" In a Twitter interview today, John McCain said, "I'm proud of my daughter, and she has a right to her opinions."