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Meghan McCain presents award in D.C. — while plugging her talk show

By The Reliable Source
October 25 at 6:00 am

She called her book “Dirty Sexy Politics” and has weathered a minor Vegas-related scandal, but when Meghan McCain celebrated her 29th birthday in D.C. on Wednesday, it was all business.

Attending the Freedom House annual awards dinner at the Newseum, McCain played a supporting role: Presenting a trophy to Participant Media — which owns the network that airs her talk show, “Raising McCain” — for its efforts in raising awareness about human rights. But the GOP’s favorite party girl/talk show host couldn’t resist throwing in a little of her own personality into the tribute.

“This is the first time I have ever worked for any company, ever — and when I say company, I include my father’s campaign — that has ever only asked that I be honest and truthful in entirety to myself,” McCain told the audience. “Nobody has ever wanted me to be completely uncensored. For better or for worse, you guys hired me, and that’s all I’ve ever given you.”

It was one of the few times the crowd of about 200 — awardees, non-profit staffers, politicians — chuckled during the serious evening honoring social activism. But who could blame them? John McCain’s famously outspoken daughter has extended the 15 minutes of fame her father’s 2008 presidential campaign granted her into a full-fledged career.

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