There's reaching across the aisle between Democrats and Republicans, and then there's taking The Magic School Bus across the Pacific Ocean and past Narnia between beloved comedians and daughters of 2008 Republican candidates for President. It'll take a little bit of both of those things, chiefly the latter, to create Stupid for America, the new book from Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain. Splitsider shared some insight from Publishers Weekly:
Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord brokered the deal for the unlikely duo, who met each other, hit it off, and then came up with the idea for the book. The pair will be touring the country this summer, talking to everyday Americans about politics, to find out why, as the publisher put it, the system is "so f-ed up." McCain is the single, conservative, blogger daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, and Black is a 40-year-old, left-wing, married, liberal, standup comic who's known for such cult TV comedy shows as The State and Stella. Each of the pair has written bestselling books, and Da Capo described the concept as "Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson on a political cannonball run across America."
The pair has been chatting it up on Twitter since the announcement: Meghan threatened MIB that he'll have to start listening to country music, and Michael said she'll have to learn to pretend to love Radiohead.
Of course, Meghan's adoring parents John and Cindy chimed in as well. In response to Cindy's tweet, Meghan warmly replied, "love to my always supportive mother xoxo" as Michael fittingly deemed it the "Oddest shout-out of my life." To her father, Meghan emoticon'd, "Thanks Dad. Be safe in Burma. " Michael responded perfectly: "Shit just got real."
After the jump, watch Meghan McCain talk dirty, sexy politics on The Daily Show.