Sunday, February 7, 2016

Meghan McCain Takes Heat For Vegas Vs. Juniata College

Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-AZ and author of "Dirty Sexy Politics," is taking a beating in the blogosphere for skipping a planned book event at Juniata College last night. The college put out notice on Monday that McCain could not attend the event due to "several unforeseen professional responsibilities."

Meghan McCain Takes Heat For Vegas Vs. Juniata College

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Meghan McCain has fewer fans at Juniata College after skipping a book event for a Las Vegas trip.
Meghan McCain has fewer fans at Juniata College after skipping a book event for a Las Vegas trip. NANCY OSTERTAG / Getty Images

Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-AZ and author of "Dirty Sexy Politics," is taking a beating in the blogosphere for skipping a planned book event at Juniata College last night.  The college put out notice on Monday that McCain could not attend the event due to "several unforeseen professional responsibilities."

On Twitter, McCain spent most of yesterday telling the world what a fabulous time she was having in Las Vegas after griping about the service at one casino and praising another.  She was quickly busted by media outlets from the Washington Post to the Huffington Post.

PhillyClout ruling:  Anyone who Tweets from Vegas is asking for trouble.  That town has a well-known motto for a reason.

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