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Meghanmccainfat Meghan McCain, the daughter of miniature Republican Sen. John McCain, is furious with radio host Laura Ingraham over remarks about Meghan's weight

"The significant majority of my readers are young women," the younger McCain, a blogger for the Daily Beast, said on “The View” today. "What do young women think when I speak my mind about politics and I want to have a political discussion about the ideological future of the Republican Party and the answer is, 'She's fat, she shouldn't have an opinion'?"

The politician's daughter was responding to criticism from Ingraham, who had mocked McCain's emergence as a pundit last Thursday. "Do you think that anyone would be talking to you if you weren't kind of cute and you weren’t the daughter of John McCain?" Ingraham said.

Ingraham, using a Valley Girl voice, imitated McCain, "OK, I was really hoping that I was going to get that role in 'The Real World,' but then I realized that, well, they don't like plus-sized models. They only like the women who look a certain way."

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But today, McCain's Beast blog item titled, "The Politics of Weight," took a few potshots at Laura.

"At this point, I have more respect for Ann Coulter than I do for Laura Ingraham because at least Coulter didn’t come back at me with heartless, substance-less attacks about my weight."

And on "The View," she told the audience that she "had actually never heard of" Ingraham.

OK, maybe not such a good thing to admit. One thing not to like — or even respect — but to have NEVER heard of?

Anyway, Megan goes on about Laura's dis: "It's terrible. It infuriates me. I'm a political writer on a blog and all of a sudden I'm too fat to write? There's no place for weight criticism of women in 2009."

McCain doesn’t get how a woman can criticize another woman for her weight.

Yeah, and especially a conservative Republican! What’s up with that?

Aren't they all tubs of goo, except for skeletal Ann Coulter? (joking, people!)

"I couldn't possibly understand how any woman could criticize another woman's weight. I'm a pop-culture junkie, and when Tyra Banks went on her show in her bathing suit and said, 'Kiss my fat … ,' that's what I feel like right now. I'm like, 'Kiss my fat … !' "

Wow. She's as fierce as her dad!

What team are you on? Team Laura or Team Meghan?

And check out Andrew Malcolm's Top of the Ticket take on all this here.

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Photo: The McCain family. Credit: FilmMagic