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Meghan McCain on Canceling Juniata College Speech to Go to Las Vegas

Meghan McCain Learns Not Everything Stays in Vegas


Meghan McCain is playing defense today. After canceling a speaking engagement to go to Las Vegas last year, today she writes in the Daily Beast it was because her boyfriend had just broken up with her "over a five-line email."

Last September, my boyfriend broke up with me over a five-line email. I had a speaking engagement at Juniata College, but that would have to wait. I canceled the speech and fled to Vegas for a girls' weekend.

So she played hooky? Haven't we all? It's probably a bigger deal to cancel a speech than call in sick for work, but canceling is not a crime. I've gone to work after breakups when I definitely should not have, so if it was canceling versus crying on stage, then she did what she had to do.

However, if you are in the public eye in any way, and your official reason for canceling is "several unforeseen professional responsibilities," don't visit a city synonymous with partying and certainly don't post about it on Twitter.

Do you sympathize, or should she have known better?

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
True Idea, but she broke the cardinal rule of playing hooky: DON'T GET CAUGHT!!! She's the kid who skips school to go to the baseball game, then gets his pic up on the JumboTron.
IdeaOfOrder IdeaOfOrder 5 years
Everyone gets to take a personal day, even Megan McCain.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Too sad to give a speech, but not to sad to party? If I call off b/c I'm sad, it won't make the news and no one will care. She should have known better... she should have at least made it a girls night in.
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