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Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress'

But insists she wasn't reason campaign lost
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2010 2:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Meghan McCain was not a fan of Sarah Palin during her father’s presidential campaign. In her new book, Dirty Sexy Politics, McCain writes that Palin brought “drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty,” to her father’s operation. “I’m speaking out now because I do have conflicting feelings about her,” she told George Stephanopoulos today on Good Morning America. “I respect her as a feminist, a Republican feminist.”

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In the book, she refers to Palin as “the Time Bomb,” laments her “disastrous” interview with Katie Couric, and says she likely hurt the campaign. “She was turning into somebody who leaves a wake of confusion and chaos to the point of dizziness—wherever she went.” But in her interview today McCain stressed that Palin wasn’t the reason the campaign failed, and said the enmity was “a reflection on me. Because she was so celebrated in the Republican party and it’s no secret that I’m so unlike her.” But when asked if she would vote for Palin, McCain dodged. “I don’t like these hypothetical questions,” she said. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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