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Meghan McCain: Don't Blame Me for My Dad's Position on DADT — Also, Blame Obama

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Meghan McCain broke her silence on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and her father's role as the most forceful advocate against repeal.

Wrote McCain on Twitter:

"I am a supporter of LGBT rights and am against DADT - I fight every day. Until you are the daughter of a republican senator - don't assume what I do and the stances I take are ever easy. I love my family and I love the gay community. There's a lot of anger being projected at me personally for my father's stance on DADT. I love my father very much and we disagree. Project your anger at politicians and the president you elected, because last time I checked - Obama isn't exactly advocating for LGBT rights or removing DADT."


News: Lady Gaga, Serbia, Microsoft, NASA, Claude Chabrol, KKK

 road 52-year-old Kansas City police officer charged with sexually assaulting his son's teenage friend.

 road Surf's up for gays and lesbians in Australia.

Lg  road Camille Paglia is not very keen on Lady Gaga: "Despite showing acres of pallid flesh in the fetish-bondage garb of urban prostitution, Gaga isn’t sexy at all – she’s like a gangly marionette or plasticised android."

 road Such intense hatred of gays in Serbia is common in others parts of the world: "Many places outside the highly developed world – and places within it, of course – remain violently homophobic, and even the most tolerant of countries have shaken off their intolerance only over the past 25 to 50 years. The situation in Serbia is surely not as bad as in Jamaica, for example, or even Russia. Homophobia remains, though, a tremendous problem in Serbia."

 road A Jersey Shore cast member sans hair gel.

 road Meghan McCain recounts her first foray into the world of blogging: “I was so honest and beautifully naïve to many things,” she told me. “I just thought I was doing a fun thing, and that everyone would want to get in on it.” By the time Ms. McCain turned 24 in October 2008, she was blogging from semi-exile. (Her father’s campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, “banished” her and her entourage from the main campaign five weeks before its close for being “too controversial.”).

 road Savannah's holds its first Queer Power March.

 road Microsoft apologizes to a gamer from Fort Gay, West Virginia after finding the name of his town offensive for its Xbox Live. Said gamer: "I thought, 'Wow, somebody's thinking I live in the gayest town in West Virginia or something.' I'm not even gay, and it makes me feel like they were discriminating."

 road Lindsay Lohan is a ginger once again.

Sun  road NASA to "bomb" the sun for samples for the first time: "Slated to launch no later than 2018, Solar Probe Plus will repeatedly plunge through the sun's superhot outer atmosphere, called the corona, coming as close as 4 million miles (6.5 million kilometers) from the star's fiery surface."

 road This can't possibly be true.

 road Former bodyguard accuses Britney Spears of physically abusing her children.

 road RIP French director Claude Chabrol.

 road KKK holds protest near Chattanooga, TN to "condemn illegal immigration, homosexuality, sex offenders, blacks and President Barack Obama."

 road Mario Lopez is now a daddy.


Watch: John McCain Gets Love Note, Meghan McCain Disses Bristol Palin on 'The Daily Show'

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Meghan McCain brought her Dirty Sexy Politics book tour to Jon Stewart, who whipped out some Axe Body Spray to try to lure her father back to his show. McCain also took some more jabs at the Palins.

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Watch: Rachel Maddow Interviews Meghan McCain, Asks About Differences with Her Father on Gay Rights, DADT

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Meghan McCain sat down with Rachel Maddow last night to discuss her new book Dirty Sexy Politics. She also tweeted the below photo from backstage.

Maddow asks McCain if she talks to her father about his opposition to repealing "Don't Aak, Don't Tell".

Says McCain: "We really had to come to a sort of 'come to Jesus' moment that we agree to disagree."... For me it's just a civil rights issue. I believe in freedom on a very basic level..."

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Watch: Meghan McCain Talks Sarah Palin

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Meghan McCain speaks out for the first time about Sarah Palin and the effect she had on her father's failed campaign in an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

ABC News reports:

"In the book, McCain refers to Palin as 'the Time Bomb,' and calls her selection the very definition of the 'line between genius and insanity.' One area where McCain does not stumble is her take on Sarah Palin's 'disastrous' interview with CBS News' Katie Couric before the vice presidential debate, when Palin couldn't even state what newspapers she read. 'Katie Couric's interview with her before the vice presidential debate had been disastrous. Unhappy with her performance, Palin seemed to blame the interview on the campaign. And she continued to blame other poor interviews and snafus on the campaign too,' McCain writes. 'Sarah Palin. She was turning out to be somebody who leaves a wake of confusion and chaos -- to the point of dizziness -- wherever she went.'"

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In related news, Palin is speaking at the GOP's Ronald Reagan dinner in Iowa next month, another sign she may be considering a presidential run.

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Attention Target Shoppers: Meghan McCain in Aisle 9

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Marriage equality supporter Meghan McCain pushes her new tome out next month, Dirty Sexy Politics.

In related news, Gilt Groupe has come under fire for a sale with Target that ran on Friday.

Gilt's CEO Susan Lyne responded to anger from Gilt's members:

"Some of you have noted that Gilt benefits from the efforts and talent of the LGBT community -- and you are absolutely right. We consider ourselves lucky to work in an industry that flourishes precisely because it embraces diversity and change. As a company and a community we are better, more creative, more successful because of the contributions of our LGBT colleagues. The sale we are doing with Target today is the result of many months of work on the part of Gilt employees and Target team members far removed from decisions about corporate political contributions. I am grateful to both groups for the care and effort they put into bringing something special to our respective customers. Whether you visit the sale today or not, please know that we will continue to celebrate the contributions of our LGBT employees and vendor partners and to support their events wherever we can. As always, thank you for engaging with us, today and every day."


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