Meghan McCain: A Grand Old Puzzle Party

"The blog, for me, was showing young women they could be interested in politics and everything else. I chose to show that I'm a real person with shortcomings, and that this is my life." — Meghan McCain on her blog, McCainBlogette.com i i

hide caption"The blog, for me, was showing young women they could be interested in politics and everything else. I chose to show that I'm a real person with shortcomings, and that this is my life." — Meghan McCain on her blog, McCainBlogette.com

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"The blog, for me, was showing young women they could be interested in politics and everything else. I chose to show that I'm a real person with shortcomings, and that this is my life." — Meghan McCain on her blog, McCainBlogette.com

"The blog, for me, was showing young women they could be interested in politics and everything else. I chose to show that I'm a real person with shortcomings, and that this is my life." — Meghan McCain on her blog, McCainBlogette.com

Courtesy of Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain approaches her life as a political darling with a sense of humor that's anything but conservative. The self-proclaimed "black sheep of the Republican Party" joins Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg for a chat about family puzzle nights with her famous father, U.S. Senator John McCain, and who among them is most competitive. She also gives us the lowdown on her new book—America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom—written alongside comedian Michael Ian Black. Outspoken, gregarious, and irreverent, McCain is prolific, both on her blog, McCainBlogette.com, and on Twitter. So we thought she'd be the perfect candidate for this week's Ask Me Another Challenge, in which she must identify other celebrities by their most famous—and infamous—tweets.

About Meghan McCain

As the daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, Meghan McCain was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age. Her involvement in everything from community events to national conventions have McCain unparalleled exposure to American politics, and through it, the opportunity to hear voters debate the most complex issues first-hand from the campaign trail. The result? Her unique perspective and bold approach has not only galvanized a younger generation of Republicans, but launched a national movement to redefine Republican stereotypes and values.

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Meghan McCain sits down for an interview with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. i i

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Meghan McCain sits down for an interview with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

Meghan McCain sits down for an interview with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

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Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, McCain graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Art History. With ambitions to pursue a career in music journalism, she completed internships at Newsweek and Saturday Night Live before joining her father's 2008 presidential campaign.

To give Americans a real sense of life behind-the- scenes on the campaign trail, McCain launched McCainBlogette.com, which has been recognized with two distinguished awards in politics: The Golden Dot Award for Best Blog, and two Pollie Awards from the Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals. As a columnist for The Daily Beast and MSNBC contributor, Meghan often responds to her own party's attacks, but also discusses America's most challenging issues with a clear objective: to help the Republican Party expand and survive.

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America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom

by Meghan McCain & Michael Ian Black

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