By Judy Kurtz
Meghan McCain, the 29-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), says there are more than a few differences between her and another daughter of political heavyweights.
“Chelsea Clinton is so sophisticated and put together and pretty much the polar opposite of me,” McCain tells Financial Times magazine.
“I have tattoos. I get drunk and tweet,” she says.
The author and host of Pivot TV’s “Raising McCain” tells the mag in an interview published Friday, “I always think of myself as the crazy cousin of the political daughters, [the one] you probably want to have a drink with but you maybe don’t want to bring to the serious dinner. I’m certainly comfortable with that.”
McCain calls Congress “a bunch of children,” saying, “they have a 12 percent approval rating for a reason.”
She notes that she’s an anomaly in the GOP, saying before trailing off, “I am a privileged white daughter of a senator, and I’m totally crazy and racy in the Republican Party. If I’m rocking your world …”
The Daily Beast contributor adds, “I just don’t want to be part of divisiveness in America. I don’t think it’s my role.”
But she does see a place for herself on the campaign trail. McCain, who joined her dad on the road during his 2008 White House bid, says she “loves” campaigns and dreams of running one some day.
“It feels like a home. It’s like the womb. I love it. I miss it.”