Meghan McCain: I Cried When Dad Picked Palin

'I hope she doesn't have any skeletons,' she worried
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2010 3:23 AM CDT
Updated Sep 8, 2010 7:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Meghan McCain cried when she found out Sarah Palin was going to be her dad's running mate—and they weren't tears of joy, she told Jay Leno last night. "My initial reaction was, 'Who the hell is Sarah Palin?" McCain told the Tonight Show host. "Like the rest of the country, I had no idea who she was, and I was actually crying on the bus on the way to the rally."

McCain says she only found out her father had picked Palin an hour before she was due to go on stage with the vice presidential candidate at a campaign rally, the Huffington Post reports. "I remember being on stage and distinctly thinking, 'God, let her not have any skeletons in the closet. Please God.' And if you see any video footage of it, I looked panicked," said McCain, who labels Palin a "timebomb" in her new book Dirty Sexy Politics. (Read more Meghan McCain stories.)

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