Here are two things you may not know about The View’s loud-and-proud cohost Meghan McCain: 1.) She is actually the daughter of late Arizona senator John McCain, and 2.) She definitely has not seen how Game of Thrones ends.
This second point became clear after Monday’s episode of The View, during which Whoopi Goldberg told her, on-air, “Girl, please stop talking.” A clip of this interaction swiftly went viral, and it wasn’t even the first time Meghan McCain made headlines this year for getting shut down on TV.
The story would have surely ended there, though, had McCain merely internalized the criticism that she should maybe not talk over her cohosts quite so often.
Instead, on Tuesday morning, she tweeted the following:
Good morning – to all the fellow conservative “girls” who won’t be quiet. pic.twitter.com/958DzFDAEp
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 17, 2019
In one fell dragon-swoop, McCain presented herself as a victim, a martyr, and also a triumphant Mother of Dragons-type warrior. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t seem to know where the actual Mother of Dragons, Game of Thrones‘ Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), ended up, character arc-wise. (She ended up corrupted by her own power, slaughtering thousands of innocents before being murdered herself. And all this after doing incest with her nephew.) So, perhaps not exactly the aspirational figure of badassery McCain may have intended.
The response to her already heavily ratio’d tweet came quick and has held steady.
A lot of people have encouraged the TV personality to finish watching the series before making such a comparison.
Wait til you see the last season.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) December 17, 2019
You, you didn’t watch the end of this, did you?
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 17, 2019
When you didn’t watch the last season https://t.co/LJp7iVEPJC
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 17, 2019
For the most part, though, people are using it as an opportunity to roast McCain for her questionable choice and its attendant implications, rather than give her a TV-watching homework assignment.
Trump compares himself to Thanos who murdered half the universe, and you compare yourself to Daenerys, who burned everyone in King's Landing for revenge? Interesting to see who conservatives view themselves as.
— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) December 17, 2019
Conservative girls out here just wanting to slaughter a city full of innocents and I am here ???? for ???? it ????
— UK Election Expert (for one day every few years) (@BobbyBigWheel) December 17, 2019
This ain’t it, Aryan Lannister.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 17, 2019
I mean… comparing yourself to a tv character who’s arc resulted in her committing war crimes, and burning innocent women and children alive… seems like an unusual choice for the daughter of a former POW… but hey, who am I to judge.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) December 17, 2019
I love how I’m knee deep in this comment section and haven’t seen NOT ONE person who agrees with you pic.twitter.com/ymGCbWXSVV
— ???????????????????????????????? ????????????????????: ???????????????????????? ???? (@fluffyblkboy) December 17, 2019
To be fair, Daenerys also got her job because of her father.
— Mike Scollins (@mikescollins) December 17, 2019
Good morning – to all the fellow conservative "girls" who won't be quiet. pic.twitter.com/XFG3UCO2xj
— Rob (@RealityRobbed) December 17, 2019
In an attempt to own the conversation around her viral View moment yesterday, Meghan McCain only owned herself.