Meghan McCain became an official MSNBC contributor this week and it left a lot of conservatives (even some on the left) a little teed off. But not her dad. "I'm very happy for her. I hope she does well," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told THE BLAZE in Washington, D.C, Thursday night where he and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) were accepting American Patriot Awards.
Response from the right on Twitter was less than favorable to the news that McCain would be on the news -- regularly. "Whatever John McCain's sins, he does not deserve a daughter like [Meghan]," Editor in Chief of the Daily Caller Tucker Carlson tweeted Wednesday (he later apologized when Meghan called him out on it).
"MSNBC hired Meghan McCain, lowering the network IQ and raising that of their competitors," tweeted Mark Hemingway, online editor of The Weekly Standard.
But dad doesn't care. "I think whatever is best for her life and career. And I'm very proud that she's doing so well," he said.
We also caught up with Sen. Lieberman at the event and asked if he had any thoughts on Herman Cain and the sometimes confusing foreign policy positions he articulated this week. He said he wasn't familiar and chose to talk about the harassment allegations instead. I'm happy he did.
"Certain people are jumping either way. Some to condemn him, some to say it couldn't have happened. We don't know. I think, ultimately, he should bring out the facts," Lieberman said.
By the way, when Lieberman entered the building, he started to walk down the hall toward the reception but was pulled back by security to go through the metal detector...