That’s Meghan McCain I’m defending, not her demented father.  I never thought I’d do that, but after seeing her on The Rachel Maddow Show last night, I realized  that -though while she’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier – she does make some good points.

In this day and age of the crazier the better for people of the right-leaning persuasion, it’s refreshing to hear a self-identified Republican say things that make sense.  She’s on the right (left) side when it comes to LGBT rights – including marriage equality and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  For speaking out on those issues, she should be applauded, not berated.

Although Meghan McCain’s claim to punditry fame comes from the lucky

[sic] gene pool, it is refreshing to hear a “moderate” Republican speaking during a time when only the craziest of the wingnuts feel comfortable doing so.

OK, now that I’ve defended her, let me also add in a bit of criticism. (You didn’t think I was that magnanimous, did you?)  Just this weekend, Ms. McCain also spoke out about the “nuttiness” of Christine O’Donnell without once acknowledging that her father, by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate, opened the door to the vapid being viewed as credible candidates (in certain circles).

On today’s show, I’ll be joined by Citizen Radio‘s Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, and The Political Carnival’s GottaLaff! Listen live 10am-noon ET, or check back later for the podcast!