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.


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6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

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shellyinashell
shellyinashell

who cares what this hog thinks or has to say. what has she done for america besides ride her daddys nuts?

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

It was my good fortune/misfortune to download the audio book.Her high-pitched whiny voice is entertaining for about 15 minutes. Then you kind of space out during her segments because she is not saying anything fun, or of substance, anyway. The whole thing was ridiculously uneven. She was outclassed, outthought, and even out-voice-performed.

Chris Stuckey
Chris Stuckey

Meghan McCain is a twit to put it as nicely as possible.

dave.muckey
dave.muckey

Young people like Meghan provide some hope for the future of the Republican Party.  And I say that as a 62 year old Liberal.

papasjohn
papasjohn

I'm just waiting for her to get naked. Yum . . . 

Annoyed_In_Ahwatukee
Annoyed_In_Ahwatukee

Meghan seems to be confusing Libertarians with Anarchists. It's the Anarchists who want to eliminate government. And it is, in fact, the Libertarians who also believe (like Meghan) in "some" government. It's really shocking how prominent POLITICAL figures can get so much wrong about POLITICS and say it with such confidence. Meghan McCain is WRONG about Libertarians and what the Libertarian party stands for. And someone should tell her that.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

 @dave.muckey I've been saying that as a 42 year old Independent for awhile now. I don't know if I specifically want HER as an elected official, but she is obviously swinging away from the nutjob circus that the Republican Party has become.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

 @Annoyed_In_Ahwatukee Maybe someone should tell some of the Libertarians that as well. You might claim to be one, but you obviously haven't had a conversation with any. I am also of the opinion that there is VERY LITTLE separating Anarchists and Libertarians. The Libertarians think that we can just move everything to an a'la carte system and it will be hunky-dory. If you don't like them misrepresenting the Party, I'd say that it's time to start up a grassroots campaign to educate people, because as it stands, the only people representing the Libertarian Party on the streets are about 2 steps away from just saying Fuck it, let's just become Anarchists. Don't blame McCain, or any politicians for that until you people clean it up.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

 @DOOLEY    //"...people are mean rude selfish greedy violent and hateful."//

 

Well, Dooley, I don't know about people in general, but you sure seem mean rude selfish greedy violent and hateful. Not sure how we're all getting that vibe, it's kinda weird, really...

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