As some here know, I have a daughter. If some idiot (like, for example, Laura Ingraham) made a comment about her, I’d stand up for her. That’s what fathers do – especially if that comment had something to do about your daughter’s body. Apparently this is not the case with John McCain. Quoting ThinkProgress:
Today, in his “Twitterview” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shied away from condemning Ingraham’s gratuitous attacks on his daughter. Stephanopoulos asked McCain, “What do you think of Meghan’s feud with Coulter and Ingraham?” McCain first said, “I’m proud of my daughter and she has a right to her opinions.” When asked if he agrees with his daughter, McCain did not say, simply stating, “like any family we agree on some things and disagree on others”:
Seriously. Your daughter gets insulted by Ingraham and all you can do as a father is that? She has a right to her “opinion”? When harpies like Ingraham personally insult her (calling her a “useful idiot“) , you say nothing? You have nothing to gain from the angry right. You are dead in the water politically after your failure last year. And you don’t even defend your own daughter. You, “sir,” are scum.
Then again, this is a man who publicly called his wife a c*nt and took cheap shots at Chelsea Clinton.
No surprises, then.