Meghan McCain Threatens to Quit Twitter Over Photo Backlash

Posted: Oct 15, 2009 1:17 PM
Meghan McCain didn't anticipate the backlash when she posted this photo to Twitter.

I know, I know, it's not the most earth-shattering news you've ever heard ...

... But after taking some heat for a provocative self-portrait she posted on her feed, Meghan McCain has threatened to (gulp) quit Twitter.

I just wrote a piece on why this would be a mistake for her to do.  At the same time, I understand why someone in her shoes might be tempted to do so ...
Writers who develop organically have time to grow a thick skin. With each job advancement comes more attention and more criticism. But just as Sarah Palin was dropped into the middle of a presidential campaign with little time to prepare for such a high-profile role, McCain was thrust into the spotlight without having developed a solid political philosophy -- or the callused ego one gets from enduring the slings and arrows fired by the public each day.
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