Meghan McCain Talks Hot Arizona Guys, Mitt Romney, and America, You Sexy Bitch
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To write America, You Sexy Bitch, conservative bombshell Meghan McCain and liberal goof-off Michael Ian Black traveled around the country for a month in a stinky, run-down RV.
During their trip, the twosome fired guns with McCain's family in Sedona and interviewed a slew of people, including exotic dancers in Las Vegas, a Muslim Michigander, and rockers in New Orleans, in an attempt to capture the pulse of a politically polarized people in the midst of an economic downturn looking toward a presidential election.
The resulting read is a Hunter S. Thompson-style adventure (McCain's a self-proclaimed "groupie" of the author) that collects stories of seemingly disparate groups who, much like McCain and Black, have more in common than you might think. Jackalope Ranch talked with the famously outspoken blogger/writer/MSNBC contributor/Senator's daughter about her upcoming book-signing at Changing Hands, Black calling her bitchy, the likelihood of a President Romney, and more.
Soon you'll be back in Arizona and bringing America, You Sexy Bitch with you. What was it like traveling with Michael Ian Black for a month?
It was really fun. We ended up becoming really good friends. We detail pretty explicitly in the book our ups and downs and how we got to know each other and become friends. But it ended up being a total blast. A lot of serious things were discussed, a lot of serious things happened, and we fight, but it ended up being a really great time.
Were you at all familiar with him as a comedian, apart from encountering him the few times you did, before the trip? Had you seen any of his shows?
No. The only thing I knew was I Love the '70s and I Love the '80s on Vh1, which if you ever talk to him that's the thing he's least proud of. I mean, not least proud of. But he's really proud of The State and Stella. He thinks it's funny that I used to watch I Love the '70s and I Love the '80s in college. But that's where I knew him from, and I didn't really know who he was other than our short interaction when we first met.