Republican Swap: Meghan McCain for Sarah Palin and Michael Steele

Her views on gays—and government—are a barometer for the future of the Republican Party ... if there is one.

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

Although Meghan McCain can sometimes come off a bit, shall we say, different, she gave a speech at the Log Cabin Republicans meeting this weekend that shows she has a brain and represents the views of lots and lots of young people and young members of the GOP. The quote is reported by our own Washington Whispers:

"Tonight I am proud to join you in challenging the mold and the notion of what being a Republican means." The 23-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain added, "I am concerned about the environment. I love to wear black. I think government is best when it stays out of people's lives and business as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I believe government should always be efficient and accountable. I have lots of gay friends, and yes, I am a Republican."

In fact, she shows so much intelligence about where the GOP is or should be heading, at least in terms of what she mentioned in her speech, she should be the future leader of the party, not Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin or party chief Michael Steele.

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