- The Washington Times - Friday, October 25, 2013

Sen. John McCain and his daughter Meghan, 29, may differ on some issues politically, but on one point they agree: They can be a pain in the butt.

Ms. McCain sat down with her father, 77, for a quick interview on her cable talk show, and opened the door to his reminiscences about family life. His thoughts, The Daily Mail reported: “I’m proud of you and Jack and Jimmy and Bridget and that doesn’t mean that all of you are not a giant pain the [expletive] from time to time,” he said, to his daughter.


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Ms. McCain laughed it off — but then agreed,

“I feel like McCains are pains in the [expletive] so whoever wants to take it, but that’s not such a bad thing,” she said, The Daily Mail reported.


She then turned the joke into a political commentary, saying she her father has been angry lately over Republican Party in-fighting — and what he perceives as a sharp pull to the ideological right. And she agreed with that viewpoint, too.

“We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses,” she said, referring specifically to the drawn-out government shutdown, The Daily Mail reported.


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Mr. McCain said recently to a local Arizona radio station that he is likely to seek a fifth Senate term.