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


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..."

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Watch: Meghan McCain Talks Sarah Palin


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.'"


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


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."

News: Laser, Meghan McCain, Dog Ice Cream, Michigan, Jujubee

Road New Poll: 51% of Californians favor allowing same-sex marriage.

Dogs RoadDogs get their own ice cream truck in the UK. Flavors include dog eat hog world — a gammon [ham] and chicken sorbet topped with a biscuit and served in a cone, and canine cookie crunch — a combination of mixed dog biscuits and ice cream.

RoadThe Mel Gibson tapes just don't end.

RoadTEST: Times Square bomb would have killed thousands.

RoadBP posts Photoshopped image of crisis command center. And another.

RoadFunny or Die is pitching a show where celebrities go undercover to karaoke bars and other public places.

RoadDaily Beast: America's top gay cities.

RoadL.A. journalist Karen Ocamb wonders why nobody showed up to the Log Cabin Republicans' DADT trial: "Was driving to hot Riverside just too inconvenient? Does the fact that the plaintiffs are gay Republicans play a role in LGBT and civil rights groups ignoring the case? Would there be a similar deafening silence if the plaintiff was photogenic Lt. Dan Choi or some fire-breathing progressive who wanted to stick it to President Obama, the Pentagon or the Department of Justice? What does it say about the real principles of the LGBT movement for equality that no one but three local LGBT activists, a couple of Log Cabin members from Palm Springs and a handful of reporters showed up for part one of this trial?"

RoadAn interview with Jujubee about RuPaul's Drag U.

Courtneylove RoadCourtney Love has started writing a blog about what she wears.

RoadMichigan gay rights group endorses Lansing mayor Virg Bernero for governor: "Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero says the discrimination his gay brother faced before dying of AIDS is one reason he strongly stands up for gay rights...Bernero supported a 2006 human right ordinance in Lansing that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and supported similar measures as a state lawmaker. His brother, Victor, died of AIDS in 1990 at age 29."

RoadStephen Fry unveils new BBC TV series on language: "Language is my real passion. So, I'm going to Beijing to interview the man who invented Pinyin, a phonetic version of the Chinese language. He's 105 years old … if he dies on me I'm going to be so annoyed."

RoadRep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) talks about impeaching Obama for failing to secure American borders.

RoadNH GOP candidate wants White homeland.

Mccain RoadMeghan McCain hops on elephant for new book about Republicans and dirty sex.

RoadLGBT Americans' buying power in 2010 projected at $743 billion.

RoadSun-Sentinel: U.S. falling further behind on gay rights. "Argentina now joins Canada, South Africa, a handful of nations in western Europe, several states of the United States and the District of Columbia in recognizing that the full rights and privileges of marriage ought to apply to all people, regardless of sexual orientation. Sadly, the United States, which has traditionally been at the vanguard of human rights developments, finds itself falling behind in one of the great trends of human history."

RoadAnti-aircraft laser shoots down plane in test for the first time.

RoadGays in rural Ireland isolated: "Despite recent progress for LGBT people in Ireland, a significant number still find it difficult to be 'out' and remain living in their local communities. Much of this is the result of a lack of recognition that all communities are made up of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Many LGBT people migrate towards Dublin or other cities because they feel they cannot play a full role in the community in which they were born and raised."

News: Rio, Chaz Bono, Hockey, Ricky Martin, Jersey Shore, COBRA

 road  Chaz Bono gender reassignment complete. Requests name change.

Waterfall road  Massive waterfall proposed for Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

 road  Photo: Amanda Lepore reports for jury duty.

 road  Senator Barbara Boxer introduces Equal Access to COBRA Act: "...would allow many domestic partners the same access married spouses currently have to COBRA health coverage if their partner loses a job."

 road  In a random survey of 52 NHL players 42% said they believe there is a gay player in their locker room.

 road  Meghan McCain talks marriage equality at George Washington University: "I am saying make room for all of the Republicans, and let's start evolving with the times. We must evolve or we'll die."

 road  UK Eastenders soap opera storyline to feature gay bashing: "BBC chiefs are preparing for a barrage of complaints when, once the affair is exposed, Christian falls victim to an anti-gay attack."

 road  Carrie Prejean sued by PR firm for $65,000.

 road  Things that were legalized before same-sex marriage.

 road  Why Ricky Martin coming out matters.

Boygeorge road  Boy George on his early years: "My parents had been very mystified by me for ages. They were quite despairing about it all. I was into the New Romantic style of the early Eighties, and even before Culture Club hit the big time I'd been DJ-ing and creating my image. I'd go home with clippings of myself in magazines – I was even on the cover of Stern, one of the best-known magazines in Germany – and my parents didn't know why. Finally, they dared to ask, 'What do you do?' and when I said, 'I've got a band', they were really relieved. At last they understood there was a good reason for my androgynous looks and flamboyant personality."

 road  Lawyer walks out on Canadian lesbian heckling case.

 road  Adult child of gay parents speaks about Boulder Catholic school's decision to expel two students because their parents are gay: "They are just as Catholic as my children, as any other baptized child in that school. I’m quite upset that the church has reneged on their baptismal promises."

 road  Check out the new 'Jersey Shore' pad in South Beach.

Franco road  James Franco's brother Dave scores himself some attention

 road  Retired Presbyterian minister again faces charges she violated church law by officiating at weddings of gay couples.

 road  Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson on the court challenge to civil unions in New Jersey: "Representing the same committed loving couples it fought for in the last round, Lambda Legal reactivated its New Jersey marriage case, Lewis v. Harris, filing what's known as a 'motion in aid of litigants' rights.' That motion seeks to compel the state of New Jersey to follow the law and obey a high court order now more than three years old."

 road  Aaron Eckhart has a mighty fine beard.

 road  Demographic changes near Palm Springs may put gay man in Congress: "Pougnet represents the new face of Palm Springs. He’s openly gay and openly critical of Bono Mack for not holding more town hall meetings on health care reform. And he’s one of the backers of a petition demanding that Congress repeal the 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy for gays and lesbians serving in the military."

News: Iran, John Barrowman, Mexico City, Scott Roeder, Brazil

 roadMexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard promises to defend city's marriage equality law.

Twin  roadBruce Weber gets twincestuous.

 roadMatthew McConaughey dresses up for the beach.

 roadHillary Clinton does not see herself serving a second term with Obama.

 roadForthcoming gay social networking site Fabulis announces $625K in initial round of financing: “Is it too cute to say that this is ‘fabulis news?’ So be it. This is fabulis news! We’re one step closer towards fulfilling our long term vision of being the lifestyle brand that gay men around the world rely on to help them celebrate life.”

 roadCorporation announces run for Congress.

 roadFirst gay school in Brazil to teach course in drag.

 roadThe Afghan struggle with sexual identity: "The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually -- yet they completely reject the label of 'homosexual.' The research was conducted as part of a longstanding effort to better understand Afghan culture and improve Western interaction with the local people."

 roadSex and the City 3 rushed into production because everybody's getting old.

 roadThe celebrity weeklies never fail to miss a note (so to speak).

Barrowman  roadJohn Barrowman cast in Desperate Housewives: "Creator Marc Cherry is keeping the plotlines involving Barrowman secret. However, The Daily Mail can reveal that he will be the show's main villain in the last section of the current season, series six."

 roadTulsa school board votes to keep gay book on shelves: "book that was challenged as inappropriate by the parents of a Union Public Schools elementary school student will remain on library shelves, the district's Board of Education ruled Wednesday night. The board voted 3-1 to keep the book, 'Buster's Sugartime,' which the parents said was inappropriate because it alluded to a same-sex relationship."

 roadMeghan McCain: Dad "coming along" on marriage equality.

 roadProvincetown man found guilty of beating gay tourist: "Aaron Caldwell-Rose, 18, of Provincetown, was found guilty in Orleans District Court last week in connection with an attack on Mark Perry, 51, of Miami. According to the police report, Perry was attacked around 1 a.m. on July 25 in the alley next to Marine Specialties after he left the Atlantic House bar. He suffered lacerations to his face, hand, arm and shoulder. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by rescue personnel where he was treated and released."

Roeder  roadScott Roeder convicted of murder in death of abortion doctor George Tiller: "The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the May 31 shooting death. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years when he is sentenced March 9."

 roadSean Faris joins the vampire crowd.

 road17-year-old charged with first degree murder in D.C. shooting of Maryland gay man.

 roadHuman rights advocacy groups in five countries launch campaign to pressure Iran over gay executions: "The five participating groups in the '346 No Executions' campaign, including the Iranian Homosexual Human Rights Council, are based in the United States, Canada, Britain, Italy and Germany. The campaign’s name refers to the number of executions carried out in Iran in 2008, according to the latest Amnesty International report. The campaign is asking citizens in each member nation to submit letters of petition to their foreign ministries requesting that diplomatic pressure be applied to the government of Iran to abolish the death penalty."


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