I certainly would be doing a better job with it. I'm sorry, this may not be the perfect forum for my views on her, but what she represents happens to be a part of what I find to be harmful when religion mixes with politics... aka most of the Republican Party.
At first, I admit I was a fan of hers. We aren't all that far age-wise and she seemed to be fairly well-spoken. During all the campaigning I checked her blog frequently as it was a pretty good insight into what goes on behind closed doors. I had liked John McCain in the past, as I think a lot of Americans did, but he strayed far too right for me. Regardless, I enjoyed her coverage via photos and witty postings along the trail. Once the votes were cast, and it was clear her father wasn't to be elected, it seems she took some time off and hopped onto TheDailyBeast.com as a journalist/blogger. This is where I start to see her decline...
I'd like to believe she's a smart enough girl to realize her views really aren't in line with the rest of her party. She was an Independent (registered, even) until her father decided to run - although she boldly admits being a lifelong Republican. I admire her for being a "voice" for anyone who doesn't believe in the "old school" ideals that many seem to have, but she really isn't going to change anyone's views is she? So she throws a few blogs out there that are semi-well-written... that's going to do it? This is going to make you a frontrunner in the GOP? Bragging about being able to walk in 5-inch-heels seems more suited to a sorority girl - not a political leader.
I recently saw her on Bill Maher, and at first, had hopes that she'd done her homework. I don't WANT this girl to fail, I think she has a decent head on her shoulders but she just thinks since her last name belongs to a political dynasty that she's owed credit where credit isn't due. Her entire performance on that show was juvenile, to say the least. If you're going to play with the big boys, and you have something to prove, then don't go in there completely unprepared. She played the, "I'm blonde" card and when not understanding the comparison between Reagan blaming Carter for mistakes as Obama does to Bush she quickly retorted with "Well I wasn't born then..." Paul Begala apparently had his fill with her stupidity and, rightfully so, said that he wasn't "alive during The French Revolution but I know about it."
And don't even get me started on her Rachel Maddow appearance - only to retract nearly everything useful she'd said.
I really don't understand Meghan at all... and this is probably why I'm so irritated with her. She has a degree from Columbia University - far better of an education than I've had thus far. Yet, I can see past the tip of my nose. I can only wish I had the kind of power she has at her fingertips. Let's hope she wakes up and realizes that you can't teach the old dogs new tricks. Being a "Liberal" isn't so bad is it? She says she wants the Republican party to forget the past and move forward, but aren't those who forget the past doomed to repeat it?