Three Imaginary Girls

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Meghan McCain, daughter of (overshadowed) Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, writes a blog called McCain Blogette, documenting pop culture, music, and fashion while out on the campaign trail with her father. Sounds kinda like a Republican TIG, except that the 23 year-old's musical picks are not exactly imaginary (With "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS and "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin as standout tracks on her recent Summertime playlist).  

But I'm not here to be all elitist and mock Meghan's snoozy music picks. Cause ya know, elitist is quite the buzz word this campaign, and from where I sit, it's one of those words that, to quote one of the most quotable movies of all time, does-not-mean-what-you-think-it-means.

Or at least, it doesn't mean what the Republicans are trying to make you think it means. Eating your greens doesn't make you an elitist. It makes you healthier. Attending an Ivy League school doesn't make you an elitist. It makes you smarter.

But making statements like the one Meghan made on the Today show this morning about her family? I'd call it pretty elitist:

"No one knows what war is like other than my family. Period."

Maybe it was just a first-timer-interviewee nervous slip-of-the-tongue. I might give her the benefit of the doubt. Apparently the rest of the so-called liberal media decided to; I haven't seen peep about this inflamatory statement anywhere other than the liberal blogs.

But something about the way Meghan emphatically proclaims PERIOD… I think she meant every (elitist) bit of it. I'll let you watch for yourself and decide…