I Wanna Be Elated: Meghan McCain's Ramones Connection
Meghan McCain, the daughter of Senator John McCain, has been emoting about her post-election blues lately on her blog and at the Daily Beast, from which CNN.com has been quoting at length this week. One of Meghan's pet peeves, we learn is other people -- not just
those who "openly voted for Barack Obama," as she oddly puts it, but even her dad's supporters.
"I am not only turned off by people who voted for Barack Obama," she writes in the Daily Beast, "but I am
also turned off by people that voted for my dad--or more so, obsessive
supporters of my dad."
Meghan McCain and Linda Ramone
But that only extends to guys, it turns out, as her piece was titled "Looking for Mr. Far Right." One of her ardent gal pals on the campaign
trail was Los Angeles resident Linda Ramone, widow of Johnny, and
presumably they are still tight.
On her campaign blog,
Meghan had allowed that the Ramones were her "favorite band of all
time" and was thrilled to spend time with the Widow Ramone, whom she
described as "a living legend in the history of rock music." Last
November the N.Y. Post's Page Six reported
that Meghan had told people that after the election she was going to
move into the guest house of Ramone's Beverly Glen home in the Santa
McCain campaigners J.D. King and Linda Ramone (Click to enlarge)
like her late husband, is a tireless champion of the Republican Party.
She also is a tireless promoter of J.D. King, a young country singer
profile somewhat improbably lists as a friend Johnny Ramone, who died
in 2004. Then again, King also counts Scott Joplin and as a MySpace
friend. And anyway, Johnny Ramone's MySpace page lists J.D. King as his friend, so there's an equilibrium at work. Somewhere.
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