McCain, McCain’s daughter, and the neocons: perfect together

US Magazine reports:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s daughter Meghan is just 23 years old, but she’s had her own political evolution.

“I almost registered as a Democrat to be rebellious, but I registered as an Independent instead,” she tells Glamour in its September issue. “Then my dad bragged about it, so it backfired.”

Meghan, a self-described “total daddy’s girl,” registered as a Republican as a Father’s Day gift last month.

Though she’s been crossing the country by bus to help the campaign, she takes issue with parts of the GOP platform.

“I don’t relate to the hard right,” she admits. “I think it’s time to reinvent the Republican Party. And I think my dad can do it.”

I now dig out VFR’s most frequently quoted quotation, Irving Kristol’s Ur-statement of the neocon mission, :

Viewed in this way, one can say that the historical task and political purpose of neoconservatism would seem to be this: to convert the Republican party, and American conservatism in general, against their respective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 08, 2008 10:31 AM | Send

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