Meghan McCain to speak at UF
Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 5:11 p.m.
Political columnist, author and blogger Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, will speak at the University of Florida on Wednesday.
The event, which is open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. in Pugh Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m.
“She’s a powerful role model for young women,” said Jason Atterman, chairman for ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau, which will co-sponsor the event. “Her values show that parties aren’t so concrete in their beliefs.”
McCain will discuss her efforts to redefine Republican stereotypes and how her father’s campaign impacted her life.
In 2007, she launched McCainblogette.com, a campaign-trail blog to stir women’s interest in politics and to give a behind-the-scenes look at the presidential campaign trail. She also has published a children’s book, “My Dad, John McCain,” and is writing a book on her American political journey, which will be released later this year.
McCain also is a columnist for opinion site TheDailyBeast.com. She is known for traveling the nation to discuss women’s and social issues and marriage equality.
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