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Meghan McCain roils GOP waters with Christine O'Donnell 'nutjob' slam

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(Read caption) Meghan McCain signs copies of her book 'Dirty Sexy Politics' at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Ariz. McCain's book is a recounting of her life on the campaign trail during the 2008 election, when her father, John McCain, was the Republican candidate for president.

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Kids! You gotta love ‘em.

One wonders if that’s what John McCain is saying today after hearing the latest from his outspoken daughter.

On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Meghan McCain was asked about GOP Senate candidate and tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

"Well, I speak as a 26-year-old woman and my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," McCain told anchor Christiane Amanpour. "She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business."

“What that sends to my generation is: one day you can just wake and run for Senate, no matter how [much of] a lack of experience you have,” Ms. McCain said. “And it scares me for a lot of reasons."

Then came the zinger: "I just know, in my group of friends, it turns people off because she's seen as a nutjob.”

McCain also said that the tea party movement is “losing young voters at a rapid rate.”

Well, maybe. Tea party gatherings do seem to be mainly middle-aged (and older) people. But only the morning after Election Day will tell for sure how young people vote … if they vote at all.


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