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Meghan McCain Preaches What She Practices

Meghan McCain was on The Colbert Report last night and despite some giggles and a hideous, huge, Bedazzled ring, she acquitted herself admirably. When is someone going to give this self-identified “24-year-old, pro-sex woman” and Republican her own television show? Young and Republican In America , hosted by Meghan McCain, running on one of the cable news networks twice a week? I’d watch.

Colbert tries his best to throw his guests off their talking points, but McCain could recite hers in a coma . She was not to be derailed. While defending her core position-the Republican Party needs to appeal to younger voters, and it can only do so by getting liberal on social issues-she told Colbert the following:

“President Obama said he was going to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and I think me and a lot of people are still waiting for that.”

“If you go to the basic beliefs of the Republican party, keeping the government out of your life, why can’t that include marriage?”

“I think it’s not realistic for this generation to be just plain abstinent, I think we need to have sex education with condoms and birth control… I would never practice anything I didn’t preach. My father’s gonna watch that, God!”

“I don’t believe twittering is going to make anyone think that the Republican party is cooler.”

That last one, about twitter, is not a policy position, it’s just funny. And true. All the rest sound good to me, but that’s because they sound like something a Democrat would say. Or maybe a Libertarian. Socially conservative Republicans are probably a smidge less amused.

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