An Unconventional Republican

Meghan McCain, the daughter of Republican Senator, John McCain, made an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Tuesday night. The political offspring was promoting the release of her new book titled, “America You Sexy Bitch.” The title itself is unconventional of conservative ideals, but its contents are even more shocking … and refreshing.

Sometime during the interview, Meghan McCain explained there was some research involved with writing the book, which included smoking a joint. As a result, the conservative daughter now supports the legalization of marijuana. Leno joked, "That seems really Republican." McCain explains, "Yes, I come out for legalizing marijuana in this book," adding, "I was living in Los Angeles very briefly last year and I was shocked at how people here smoke week the way people in New York pour wine."

The real explanation of her support came from the "parallels" between marijuana and alcohol, with "research onto the economic benefits," causing her to support the plant's legalization. Legalizing marijuana could save billions of dollars annually.

The marijuana talk didn't end there, when Leno asked Meghan her thoughts on NYC Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to ban soft drinks over 32 ounces. "My favorite thing about this is Governor Cuomo is trying to pass a bill in New York that says if you're caught with certain ounces of marijuana it's okay unless it's over a certain amount - I think it's 32 grams." McCain continues, "So technically, I could be caught with a joint in New York and be fined $100, but if I'm caught with a Slurpee, it's $200."

While Meghan McCain's opinions and perspectives are nonconformist to the GOP or Tea Party, her individual thoughts are a breath of fresh air, because she's not the first conservative to support decriminalizing the drug. The effects of marijuana are much different than it's "Gateway" partners of alcohol and tobacco products. However, this isn't a policy that should continue passing state-by-state because of interstate travel in small regions like New York and New England.

A crime is a crime, and if prosecuted for possession of marijuana it can be detrimental for your future for higher education and employment. Most Republicans opposed to McCain's opinion will discredit her because "she smoked a joint once," and shouldn't base her opinion off of a single experience. Well, what if your child "smoked a joint once," and couldn't get into college, receive financial aid, or get a job? They're not a regular drug user, but a crime is a crime. Is it a crime that should be punishable as if they're a trafficking cartel?

McCain is only opening the horizon to the bigger picture. While most Republicans won't openly support the legalization of marijuana because it is nonconformist or disloyal to the party; McCain is a Republican that can think for herself, formulate her own opinions and hope her fellow partisans will at least listen.

Posted by bigtex at June 13, 2012 7:07 PM
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Truly she is a rare conservative, thinking for herself and all.

Posted by: j2t2 at June 13, 2012 8:58 PM
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I like Meghan McCain. She strikes me as a young person with a lot of sense, a person with self-awareness and strong opinions, yet a person who knows her own limits. It’s a rare quality in someone that young. For example, while on an interview with Rachel Maddow, she was asked about economics. She answered in a very direct fashion- she didn’t know much about the subject, but was trying to learn more. To me, that’s impressive. Many people would be so taken with being the center of attention that they would wing an answer, rather than admit a limitation. It takes strength to say what she said with the cameras rolling.

Having said that, she’s basically a RINO, and in this case, the N in RINO stands for her last name, McCain. Most of her stands on social issues fall squarely in the Democratic camp. Conservatives have widely attacked her, including Michelle Malkin and Laura Ingraham. Rush Limbaugh has stated that Republicans wish she would leave the party. To her credit, Meghan McCain replied with an emphatic ‘no way.’

Posted by: phx8 at June 14, 2012 2:00 AM
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I’d say she’s leaning more libertarian than to the Democrats.

Posted by: Joseph Ragsdale at June 14, 2012 9:09 AM
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She voted for Kerry and she’s pro-life, generally not a position associated with libertarians, who almost by definition are about choice in all things.

Posted by: phx8 at June 14, 2012 11:25 AM
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I enjoy, very much, listening to her. She is a most refreshing breath of air in very stale, and smoke-filled rooms in country clubs of yesteryear.
She seems to epitomize the younger, more tolerant and curious generation of the stodgy and steadfast Republican party. That is not a bad thing, but may be most helpful in bringing some of that party, kicking and screaming, into the more tolerant and accepting world the rest of us live in.

Posted by: jane doe at June 14, 2012 12:08 PM
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Sorry Jane, but your world of government excess is disappearing as it should. I look forward to returning to the world where folks took responsibiliy for their actions or inactions. A world in which government didn’t intrude into every aspect of our lives. A world which valued private business and believed we should have effective…but limited government. A world where unions didn’t dictate what our children should be taught. A world with consequences for those who choose government welfare over work.

Posted by: Royal Flush at June 14, 2012 8:02 PM
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Unions such as the NEA have NEVER dictated what children should be taught. Unions do not participate in formulating curriculum in any way whatsoever. Unions do protect the freedom of teachers to teach controversial subject matter without being fired, for example, books like “Huckleberry

Posted by: phx8 at June 14, 2012 8:27 PM
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Royal Flush,

I don’t know what world you are referring to. I can relate to the post war period. Is that the world you are referencing? If so, it was the golden age of unions. It was the age of liberal government policies. It was the legacy of FDR. But, then again, maybe, you are referring to some earlier period.

Posted by: Rich at June 14, 2012 9:41 PM
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Rich…so sorry you missed living in the world I described. I guess you like living under a dictator and a government that is sucking up all the wealth that generations worked hard to create. You must like the king obama pronouncements and having government intrude into every aspect of your life.

But, wait just a little and we may well return to those golden years of individual freedom and responsibility.

Posted by: Royal Flush at June 15, 2012 7:07 PM
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Drop us a line when you find that world, Flush.

Posted by: jane doe at June 15, 2012 7:17 PM
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Royal Flush,

Wake up! Trillions were lost by a financial system that went amuck. The government didn’t suck up all that wealth. It was simply lost. Lost by greed. Lost by stupidity. The taxpayer paid and still pays for that multi-trillion dollar screw up. Blaming the government for the astounding private sector debt burden is highly misplaced. If it weren’t for the government, main street would have had to take the brunt of the massive private sector failure. So long GM, Chrysler, so long the US financial sector, so long millions of jobs. GW Bush has not been apologetic about the bailouts. He said that he would have done it again. Sometimes, partisanship takes a back seat to reality and the needs of the American public. You out to take note.

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