By Judy Kurtz - 04/30/12 11:52 PM EDT
Forget George Clooney or Chase Crawford — Meghan McCain only had eyes for one supernatural guy during Correspondents’ dinner weekend … a zombie.
The outspoken Daily Beast and MSNBC contributor and daughter of Sen. John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Defense: Congress overrides Obama 9/11 veto | Pentagon breathes easy after funding deal | More troops heading to Iraq McCain comments won't derail Bergdahl case Senators already eyeing changes to 9/11 bill after veto override MORE (R-Ariz.) told ITK during MSNBC’s after-party on Saturday that she was on the lookout for Jon Bernthal, who plays a character named Shane in one of her fave TV shows, “The Walking Dead.”
Asked at the time about the reason he thinks his daughter enjoys the show about zombies so much, McCain, 75, replied, “Because she thinks her father is one! That’s where it springs from.”
McCain says she finally got her chance to meet the spooky show’s star over the weekend when she eyed him at an event. But alas, McCain must’ve been in a zombielike trance when she finally spotted Bernthal, because she couldn’t muster up the courage to say hello to the actor, whom she described as “so hot.”
“I geeked out!” McCain sheepishly exclaimed with a laugh.