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Megan McCain to Speak at GWU, No Mainstream Media Allowed


Megan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and The Daily Beast columnist, is scheduled to speak at George Washington University Thursday night.

The odd thing is, for as much as McCain likes exposure (she’s on Twitter offering updates often and recently appeared on ABC’s “The View”) she is not allowing mainstream media to cover the event. Only GWU student media will be permitted to attend. Her publicist does not want the event covered by regular media, a GWU source told FishbowlDC. All mainstream media requests to her publicist, David Buchalter, have been denied, the source said. An e-mail to Buchalter was not immediately returned.

McCain is visiting GWU to discuss the topic of “Redefining Republican: No Labels, No Boxes, No Stereotypes.” The speech will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Jack Morton Auditorium (doors open at 7 p.m.). (Foggy Bottom Metro, orange and blue lines, the release says, except for you mainstream media types, there will be no way to get there. You can try the purple line.)

McCain, say her tweets, has been under the weather. Let’s hope she feels better prior to her speech (even if none of us non-student reporters can be there to cheer her on).

“Drinking as much airborne as possible, drinking juice, gotta get my energy up for my speech at George Washington this Thursday!!!” McCainBlogette tweeted this week.

And in another tweet: “I hope I’m not super sick, I’ve gotta rally for my speech at George Washington university Thursday!!”

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