Meghan McCain, daughter of the Republican Arizona Senator John McCain (and former presidential candidate), is appearing in Playboy next month. Though herself a conservative, the young McCain’s approach to politics is much more liberal and candid than her father’s. In the interview that accompanies the photographs (in which she appears fully clothed), McCain opens up about herself with characteristic candor.
“I’m not a lesbian, if that’s what you’re asking,” she responds when the interview zeroes in on a comment about spending a weekend in Sedona with girlfriends. “I’d be the first person to tell the world I was gay. I’m not private about anything. I think you should live how you should live. But I’m strictly dickly. I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men.”
McCain also talks about misogyny and what it’s like to be a woman who comments on political happenings: “Who says stuff like that? Some guys out there just can’t handle a woman with a strong opinion. And the quickest way to cut down a woman is to talk about her appearance. Do I care? No. Every guy I’ve ever dated and every boyfriend I’ve ever had—nobody ever complained about my body. And there are way more important things for me to do than obsess about my weight. We have an election going on, people!”
About sex scandals that rock the political sphere from time to time, McCain comments: “I always say repression breeds obsession. Politicians have to be goody-goodies. They put on this face of perfection and pretend they’re completely above indiscretion. But the more you deny your sexual side, the more it builds up and comes out in inappropriate ways. Not to bring any particular politician into this discussion, but I always find it fascinating that the number one state per capita for downloading porn is Utah. All those pious Mormons and they’re drooling at their laptops all day.”
Read the whole thing on Playboy.