Loosely inspired

GQ covers Meagan McCain:

Meghan has been given a prominent place in her father’s presidential campaign, most notably with her blog, McCainBlogette.com. Loosely inspired, she says—loosely!—by Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72, McCain Blogette is a sometimes irreverent, sometimes overly rah-rah account of life on the Straight Talk Express…

Meghan puts it [] succinctly: “I’m almost incapable of bullshit.”

It’s really fun to live in a country where the people at the very pinnacle of the establishment are rootin-tootin’ maverick insurgents. I’m guessing Meghan’s no-bullshit blog is particularly inspired by this part of Fear and Loathing:

This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it — that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.