Bristol Palin slams McCain family in new memoir

Laura Donovan Contributor
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The author of “Not Afraid of Life” is also not afraid to publicly criticize the McCain family.

“Dancing with the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin takes many jabs at former presidential candidate John McCain, his wife Cindy, and daughter Meghan in her new memoir “Not Afraid of Life,” which hit bookstores Tuesday.

Bristol writes about her experiences on the 2008 campaign trail, when her mother Sarah ran alongside John McCain. Bristol, who was pregnant during the election cycle, didn’t have glowing things to say about the McCains.

“I’d never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup,” Palin writes, adding that Cindy McCain looked “like a queen” and carried “herself like royalty.”

Bristol was also apparently turned off when the would-be first lady asked to be the godmother of her unborn baby.

“I had just met her and I wondered why she wanted any type of guardianship over my child,” Bristol writes. (Bristol Palin lost virginity during drunken moment)

Meghan McCain, who penned her own memoir “Dirty Sexy Politics” last year, famously complained that she was behind the Palins, who “don’t share,” in line to get her makeup done.

“I was running late that morning, and hoping to get some help with my hair for a photo shoot,” McCain wrote. “I entered the makeup room and looked around. But all the chairs were taken. The stylists were busy with the Palin kids, as well as Levi…Levi, Bristol, Willow, and Piper, who was 7, needed to be styled first.”

On having to wait for the Alaska clan to get groomed, McCain wrote, “There was only one thing left to do: Go back to my room and do my hair and makeup myself.”

In “Not Afraid of Life,” Bristol tells her side of the story, stating that 26-year-old Meghan “ignored us during the entire visit.”

“Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining,” Bristol writes. “Oh the complaining.”

In “Dirty Sexy Politics,” Meghan wrote that the Palins were gorgeous and impeccably dressed.

“In the family box in front of the TV cameras, the Palins were assembled, looking inhumanly gorgeous and well-groomed,” McCain wrote.

“Not Afraid of Life” takes shots at baby daddy Levi Johnston, whose own tell-all memoir is slated for a September release. Bristol’s book alleges that her former fiance was unfaithful and “cheated on [her] about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.”

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