Add another book to the pile from this year's presidential campaign, although this one is an especially quick and easy read.
“My Dad, John McCain,” by the Republican candidate's 23-year-old daughter Meghan, is heavily illustrated and aimed at readers aged 5 to 10. Coming to bookstores soon from publisher Aladdin, it understandably portrays McCain in heroic terms.
Recounting her father’s refusal to be released from a North Vietnamese prison ahead of his fellow captives, Meghan writes, “I think only a great man would have made that choice.”
When McCain returned from the war, she writes, “my dad met and married my mom, Cindy.” She notes the birth of herself and her two brothers, and the adoption of her sister Bridget, but does not mention McCain's first marriage or the daughter it produced.
In what is surely a safe bet, the book projects into the future: “In September 2008, the Republican Party had a big meeting, the Republican National Convention. And on that day, my dad was officially chosen as the Republican candidate for president of the United States.”