The PJ Tatler

It's All Over, Stop the Primary: Mitt Romney Has Picked Up the Coveted Meghan McCain Endorsement


On Tuesday’s “Imus in the Morning” on the Fox Business Network, McCain pledged her support to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and criticized both former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Texas governor Rick Perry.

“I’ve been on team Romney for a year and a half, two years,” McCain said. “I think he’s the most qualified and I’m sick of personalities. I don’t need a rock star president and I never did, and I don’t care about celebrity. I think he’s the smartest, most capable and knows the most about the economy and can hopefully do something to fix our recession.”

“I’m sick of personalities.” What does that even mean? I’d call Miss McCain “dumb as a box of rocks,” but rocks would immediately sue me for defamation. And they would surely win.

McCain, who have never held a job that didn’t involve embarrassing herself and her family in public, would also have us know that both the former speaker of the House and a sitting 10-year governor of the nation’s second-largest state are unqualified to hold the office currently held by a one-term junior backbench senator who, like her, has never really held down a real job.

Romney’s competitors, though, didn’t fare so well — starting with Rick Perry’s campaign.

“I never bought into it,” she said. “I wrote a column and took a lot of heat for saying I thought he was basically completely unqualified — I think I was right then and right now.”

McCain says the Perry campaign isn’t a serious effort.

“He’s wasting everyone’s time,” she said. “It’s the same thing I think about Newt Gingrich: You’re wasting everybody’s time. This is obviously some kind of vanity project and I don’t think running for president should be a vanity project.”

Says the woman whose entire life is a vanity project.