Meghan McCain Invites MTV News To Las Vegas Sit-Down

By Todd Brown

Tuesday was one of my most exciting days working at MTV News: I met and interviewed one of the possible first daughters of the United States, Meghan McCain.

My colleagues and I got the call early that morning: "Meghan McCain is having a small event in Las Vegas with Linda Ramone, wife of late rock legend Johnny Ramone. Can you cover it?" I jumped at the opportunity, headed to the airport and, within a few hours, was in Las Vegas and on my way to meet Meghan and her entourage at the Hard Rock Cafe.

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(Read more about Todd's experience meeting Meghan after the jump!)

The first thing that struck me about the senator's daughter was how enthused, down-to-earth and genuine she was. It's not that I expected anything negative, but I imagined that 18 nonstop months on the campaign trail — spent crisscrossing the U.S., blogging and supporting her father — would take their toll on the 24-year-old Columbia grad. If they had, it certainly wasn't showing.

Meghan arrived at the Hard Rock around sundown to meet with 30 to 40 Las Vegas-based McCain volunteers. She worked the crowd with the skill of a politician, shaking hands, signing autographs and taking photos, all the while looking like she was enjoying every moment of it. I really think she was.

After Meghan's meet and greet, I had an opportunity to sit down with her for 15 minutes and talk about a host of topics: her blog, fear of public speaking, onetime dream of being a rock journalist, gender issues, the youth vote and much, much more.