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Senator John McCain’s acerbic daughter, showing some of the ability to wander off the reservation that her father used to display, called Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell what most others will only admit privately.
McConnell, Meghan McCain said, is a “nut job.”
“Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office,” McCain said on ABC’s “This Week.
McDonnell, McCain said, “has no real history, no real success in any kind of business. And what that sends to my generation is (the message that) one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how lack of experience you have.”
O’Donnell, one of the tea party darlings, thumbed her nose at the Republican establishment in September when she won the GOP nomination for Senate in Delaware by defeating Mike Castle, a former two-term governor and longtime member of the House.
O’Donnell was endorsed by Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who was McCain’s father’s running mate in the 2008 White House race.
Meghan McCain, 26, gained fame for her blog of daily life on her father’s failed presidential campaign.
“It scares me for a lot of reasons, and I just know in my group of friends, it just turns people off, because she’s seen as a nut job,” McCain said of O’Donnell.