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By Quin Woodward Pu

 

Though Senator John McCain failed to clench the presidency, his run for commander-in-chief thrust his daughter, Meghan, into the national spotlight. Meghan is best known for writing the McCain Blogette, a blog recounting her experiences on the campaign trail with her father.

 

We couldn't help but notice that in addition to writing chops, Meghan's got some seriously awesome fashion ensembles too. As Meghan has pursued post-campaign endeavors, such as writing for the Daily Beast and talking politics on national television shows, she's brought her rockin' threads with her.  

 

Meghan McCain and Tila.jpgMeghan's got quite a voluptuous shape, and she likes to dress it in solids, especially black. Pictured left (blonde on the right) at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, she paired a conservative black dress with an oversized Louis Vuitton black leather handbag -- not too exciting, but certainly very classy.

 

(A more surprising match? Meghan's rumored new BFF, reality TV star Tila Tequila, pictured left with Meghan, paired a floating white pearl necklace with a fitted black mini-dress and high-heeled bondage sandals to create a sexier version of Meghan's classic get-up.)

We also think Meghan totally pulls off the Norweigan look (she "inherited" her mother's ultra-peroxided blonde locks), but we're glad she hasn't resorted to Christina Aguilera red lipstick. (Not that "Ain't No Other Man" isn't on our pre-game playlist or anything.) Meghan generally opts for subtler makeup, and in line with her classic tastes are her accessories. Behold these timeless (and recession-unfriendly $400) Chanel shades and gold hoop earrings (pictured below).

  

Meghan McCain shades.jpgAs Meghan continues to blog her way through life, we hope she adds a little more color to her wardrobe. At a recent meeting with the Log Cabin Repbulicans, she stuck with her all-black look in a fabulous brocaded suit. Chic, yes, but c'mon, Meghan. Aren't you trying to re-energize the party? You totally could have gotten away with this crazy patriot-on-crack concoction.

  


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Quin Headshot.JPGQuin Woodward Pu is an up-and-coming Washington writer who loves all things fashion and politics. Read her weekly column, Beltway Beauty Beat, for updates on the best-dressed, and sometimes, the not-so-best dressed, in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @quinwoodwardpu.

 

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We haven't addressed John McCain on Polichicks since the election, because we felt that Barack Obama should have his day after his historic win.  But now we want to acknowledge Sen. John McCain, who fought a long and hard campaign for the presidency.

John McCain's concession speech was one of the most moving that we have ever heard.  He commended Obama's accomplishments, acknowledged what Obama's historic victory means to African Americans, expressed sympathy to the Obama family on their loss of Obama's grandmother and encouraged the country to unite behind our new president.

No doubt that had to be a tough speech to make, especially the part where he preaches unity and calls Barack Obama "my president." (We mean, imagine if you had to publicly praise your work frenemy and call her "my boss," moments after she got the promotion you wanted.) But as hard as it must have been, John McCain stepped up to the plate and did what was best for our country.

Now that's "country first." 

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, our true loves gave to us...  fiiiive goldren riiings!  Four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.  What did we get on the fifth day before the presedential election?  Well, nothing...  

But we bet Barack Obama and John McCain are giving their campaigns something about now... a win, win, win, fight, fight, fight speech kind of like the one below from Remember the Titans.  (Yeah, we're still on our Titans kick...) 

 

What a wack job...

 

Ashley Todd.jpgA McCain volunteer, Ashely Todd, reported to police that a 6'4' "black man" attacked her and carved a "B" for Barack in her face, because she is a McCain supporter.  The big "black man" (isn't it always a "black man" in these stories?) allegedly told her that he was going to make her a Barack Obama supporter.

Todd made up the story.  The tip off to police that she was lying?  The B on her face was backward, because she cut her own self while looking in the mirror. 

Who doesn't know that mirrors reflect letters backward? What a moron.

 

 

Meghan McCain and her McCain Blogettes are touring the country to promote her dad's campaign.  Meghan shares what she and her friends have been up to on the road:

 

 

Pink White House.jpgJulia Allison must be so excited!  The White House is pink!

Paris Hilton is surely pleased as well.  Afterall, she was first to suggest painting The White House pink back in August, when  she released a "campaign attack ad" targeting rivals John McCain and Barack Obama. (Yep, Paris is running for president.  Kind of.)

The White House was lit pink Tuesday night to commemorate breast cancer awareness. Explained First Lady Laura Bush at the lighting ceremony, "In recognition of the mothers, daughters, sisters and wives who struggle with this disease, we're lighting the White House in pink, which is the color of the cause.  May our lights tonight shine as beacons around the world, a signal of the United States' commitment to saving lives from breast cancer."

Now that's hot.

The Obama/McCain debate, SNL style...

 

 

Actor Matt Damon is totally freaked out that John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.  

At 72, McCain is no spring chicken. Damon fears that if McCain wins the presidency, he'll kick the bucket while in office and Palin will become president. "You do the actuary tables and there's a one-out-of-three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term and it will be President Palin . . . It's like a bad Disney movie," he said. 

Why would the Disney movie be so bad?  According to Damon, Palin is wholly unqualified to lead the country.  " 'I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska.' And she's the president," he said. "And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd. It's totally absurd."

He continued, "I don't know why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is. It's a really terrifying possibility,"


A Democat and Barack Obama supporter, Damon contributed $4,600 to Obama's campaign and $28,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

(This post - especially the video - is dedicated to my sister Jen, who thinks Matt Damon is dee-lish!)

There Will Be Mud

Lipstick on a pig.jpgWhen Sarah Palin spoke at the Republican National Convention, the highlights of her speech were not policy ideas, but jokes made at the expense of Barack Obama. 

 

Then came round two. Barack Obama used a phrase commonly used in politics ("You can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig") to describe John McCain's proposed plan for change.  The McCain camp squeeled sexism in response, claiming that Obama called Sarah Palin a pig.  (Never mind that John McCain himself used the "lipstick on a pig" comparison to attack Hillary Clinton's healthcare plan and on numerous other occasions.)

 

Barack Obama hasn't tossed mud back at McCain/Palin, but presumably he will.  Word is that he has lifted restraints on left wing groups who are chomping at the bit to attack McCain.  So it's on now.

 

Since Palin's attack on Obama at the Republican convention, mudslinging rather than policy discussions have dominated the news.  What do you think about this?  Are you over it?  Want the candidates to get back to the issues? Or do you wanna just oil 'em up, toss 'em in a mud pit and watch 'em go at it?

 

Mudwrestling for The White House. Nice.

 

Throughout the election season, John McCain has emphasized his "experience" while Barack Obama has focused on "change."  At the Republican convention, however, speeches made by McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin showed a move toward Obama's message of change:

Palin on McCain and change

In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.

McCain on change

We [Republicans] were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us.

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I know some of you have been left behind in the changing economy and it often seems your government hasn't even noticed. Government assistance for unemployed workers was designed for the economy of the 1950s. That's going to change on my watch.

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We need to change the way government does almost everything....

Why the change to change? 

Well, why not? The change message has certainly worked for Obama.  "Change" changed Obama from a relatively unknown senator to a cultural icon and political force to be reckoned with. Change is no longer just Obama's message; it's an American movement, the new cause of choice for millions of citizens. McCain wants a piece of that action (and some of those votes), and he's willing to copycat Obama to get it. 

And then there is the lesson that McCain learned from Hillary Clinton, who ran a campaign based on experience straight into the ground.   She beat voters over the heads with her experience, telling them over and over again that she was the candidate who would be "ready on day one" of her presidency. But her experience message didn't push her ahead of Obama. So she added change to her repertoire at the end of the democratic primary, but by then it was too late.  Now she wishes she could change that, and McCain doesn't want to make her mistake.

Do you think McCain's new change message (or old change message, when you consider that Obama has been preaching it for over a year now) will get him to The White House?  Tell us in the comments above.

Meghan McCain and little Piper Palin made a girlpower video together, behind the scenes of the McCain Palin campaign. Meghan posted the video on her blog at mccainblogette.com.

 

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John McCain is a shoe slut, and he'll pay big money to get some.  The Senator has been spotted big pimpin' Ferragamo Pregiato Moccasins, which retail at Neiman Marcus for $520.

Some other media outlets have poked fun at McCain for his high fashion expenditure, but we won't go there.  We understand that like food, water, air and sex (uh... not the premarital kind, of course), fabulous shoes are a basic human need.  As Carrie Bradshaw, esteemed lobbyist for the right to Choos, once said, "Sometimes you need really special shoes!"

So to John McCain, we say, "Go 'head, sole brother!"

Shoe ho in Ferragamo.  Photo credit: The Huffington Post.

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Heidi Montag and Lauren Conrad at the White House Correspondent's Dinner in April 2008.  Getty Images photo from here.

And while we're on the topic of The Hills, turns out Lauren Conrad is a Republican just like her frenemy Heidi Montag. While at the White house Correspondent's dinner last April, Conrad clapped enthusiasticlly when a reporter from New York magazine asked her if he should vote for a Republican.  When he asked if he should vote for a Democrat, she wrinked her nose. 

Frenemy Heidi endorsed John McCain earlier this year, and the senator responded that he "never misses an episode of The Hills."

It's Time for Some Campaignin', a little diddy about campaign 08...

 

Meghan McCain and her mom Cindy went to Vietnam to support Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization that surgically repairs cleft palettes on children in impoverished countries.  (Meghan's younger sister, Bridget, was born with a cleft palette.)  In the video below, Meghan shares her experiences working with Operation Smile.

 

 

Thumbnail image for TV_retro brn wall paper_iStock_000005015948XSmall.jpgMTV's Emmy Award winning Choose or Lose campaign will take over MTV2 today to present programming that will engage its young adult audience in the plight of America's more than one million young troops who have served on the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

MTV News and the 51 MTV/Knight Foundation Street Team will air special reports on young veterans issues.  These reports will highlight stories of young veterans in their communities, focusing on the challenges of post traumatic stress disorder, lack of educational benefits, and the difficulties young veterans face as they struggle to acclimate back into civilian life.  In addition to these reports, MTV2 will broadcast the following specials: 

6:00 pm - Iraq Uploaded

6:30 pm - True Life: I Live in Iraq

8:30 pm - True Life: I'm Shipping Out

9:30 pm - True Life: I'm Coming to America

10:30 pm - True Life: I'm a Civilian Again

John McCain and Barack Obama have each prepared special July 4th video messages in honor of our young troops that will air exclusively on MTV2 today. Recent MTV research shows that 70% of young adults 18 to 29 personally know someone who has fought in Iraq.

John McCain and Barack Obama made July 4th public service announcements for MTV viewers.  Watch below.

John McCain's message:

 

Barack Obama's message:

 

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Clint Eastwood got a makeover!  He's softened his Dirty Harry style to adopt a look that's more When Harry Met Sally. He is so not afraid of his feminine side!  Above, Clint models his pastel pink McCain cap in a photo with Cindy McCain at a campaign event. 

Check out John McCain's pimped out campaign tour bus, complete with 22 inch rims.

 

 

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Photo credit: Heather Brand for McCainBlogette.com

Meghan McCain and her pet Louie board a plane together. 

What do Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Scrabble, panty hose and both of Barack Obama's parents have in common?  All are things younger than McCain.

Hat Tip: Glamocracy

Everybody knows about Glamour 's hotter than hot political blog, Glamocracy.  And if you don't know, you better ask somebody! Cuz you sure don't want to miss Glamocracy's daily news updates, opinion pieces and interviews with the wannabe presidents.

Speaking of Glamocracy's interviews with the wannabes, the latest was with Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive talked to the Senator just moments before his appearance on Saturday Night Live

So does Sen. McCain know how to please a woman?  Let's see...  Will make a woman laugh. Check. Will stand up for a woman, namely, his wife Cindy. Check. Can sing a pretty love song.  Well, no candidate is perfect.

Maybe he can still impress us with some good public policies? Read an interview clip here  to see.  The rest of the interview will appear in an upcoming issue of Glamour. To be sure you don't miss it, just go over here.

 

John McCain is in luck. Hills star Heidi Montag, who endorsed the senator earlier this month, has promised to register to vote "this week."

 

Meghan McCain chats us up about her dad's biography tour, her relationship with her dad, and her life on the campaign trail.

 

Meghan and Jack McCain, two of John McCain's kids, at the U.S. Naval Academy where Jack is a MIdshipman.  Photo by Heather Brand for Meghan's blog, McCainBlogette.

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John McCain sat down with MTV News back in 2004.  He talked about the hot topics of the 2004 election, including the Vietnam War, Iraq and gay marriage. 

When asked to predict whether we'd see him as a presidential candidate in 2008, McCain said, "I doubt it.  I'm not getting any younger."


 

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The Hills star Heidi Montag and fiance Spencer Pratt give a shout out to John McCain.  Photo from Heidi's MySpace page.

The Hills star Heidi Montag told Us Magazine that she is so totally behind John McCain for president.  When her fiance, Spencer Pratt, warned her about making an endorsement, she replied, "I don't think anybody cares who Heidi Montag votes for."

See.  She is smart.

John McCain happily accepted Montag's endorsement saying, "I'm honored to have Heidi's support and I want to assure her that I never miss an episode of 'The Hills,' especially since the new season started."

Seriously.  This is not some kind of two days after April Fool's Day joke.

 

Barack Obama just has one Obama Girl, but John McCain has a whole flock of chicks.  The McCain Girls. And they are going to do a special performance just for us Polichicks. Shhhh... Show's starting.

And now heeeeeeeeeeere's (drumroll please!) The McCain Girls!!!  (Cheers and applause)


 


McCain Update

Meghan McCain recaps the most recent happenings in the McCain camp through February 22nd.

 

 

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BFFs La-Toria Haven and Meghan McCain campaign for Meghan's dad, Sen. John McCain. Photo from McCainBlogette.com.

Amidst all the hoopla about Al Gore's Noble Peace Prize win for his work to spread awareness about global warning, La-Toria Haven, BFF to Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan, wants to make sure that Sen. McCain gets a piece of that action.  She highlights Sen. McCain's record on environmental advocacy and links to Republicans for Environmental Protection  in her blog entry today at McCainBlogette.  McCainBlogette follows the adventures of Meghan McCain and her friends on the campaign trail. Those of you polichicks who wear red dresses with your stilettos, check it out.

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Meghan Will, Cindy McCain, Meghan McCain and La-toria Haven atend a Young Professionals event for Sen. John McCain in Arizona.  Photo from mccainblogette.com.

John McCain's daughter Meghan has a blog called McCain Blogette. [Wonkette.com]

See also:

McCain's Daughter Aims To Be Next Wonkette [The Huffington Post]

Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain sent out an email link to a video about his military service yesterday.  The video, Courageous Service, even includes old film footage of McCain during his navy days and time as a prisoner of war.  According to an earlier email sent out by the campaign, MCCain received the following honors during his military career: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

Watch Courageous Service here.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was on Jon Stewart last night to promote his new book, Hard Call.  As always, McCain's performance was personable and funny.  Not to be outdone, Stewart couldn't resist teasing the senator about his falling-apart-at-the-seams presidential campaign. 

 

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