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Will Meghan McCain's book cover tempt Republicans?

July 20, 2010 | 12:23 pm

Meghanmccain_bookcover The Daily Beast has gotten a preview of the cover of Meghan McCain's upcoming book, "Dirty Sexy Politics." That's it at right -- although the final version won't have a red Daily Beast logo in the corner.

McCain, a blogger and columnist for The Daily Beast, is a lifelong Republican and the daughter of former Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.

McCain's publisher, Hyperion, describes her as "extremely mediagenic," which is a euphemism for -- what, exactly? She's a pretty blonde? That if she Tweets a picture of herself in pajamas some people will get hot and bothered? Could they mean that McCain has a gift for sparking media controversy with her words?

If it's the last, then it's not the cover of the book that matters, but what's inside. Hyperion explains what we can expect from "Dirty Sexy Politics," due to hit shelves Aug. 31:

She’s become a model for what a moderate, progressive conservative really is. She doesn't shy away from serious issues, while her humor and down-to-earth style keep her positions accessible. She’s ideally poised to discuss the future of the GOP from the perspective of its young, creative, and vocal members. And now, in Dirty Sexy Politics, she does exactly that.

In this witty, candid, and sometimes raucous book, Meghan touches on topics ranging from what the party needs to do to attract others like her, to the importance of blogs and Twitter in reaching out to younger voters, to what must happen to keep young people passionately engaged by politics in the future.

Will Republicans be drawn to the modestly attired Meghan McCain of the book's cover? Does it have crossover appeal?

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Image: The Daily Beast

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