Excerpts from Meghan McCain's address at the 2009 Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Forum's National Dinner
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Forum released the following excerpts from the address entitled, "The Moment is Now," that blogger and journalist Meghan McCain will deliver at the organization's 2009 National Dinner:
"And I have my Dad's "heartburn-inducing" ability to say what he thinks almost whenever he wants. The person who stands before you is not confined within the mold of what a daughter of a Republican Presidential candidate "should" be for some. And that's OK. Our world is not confined by molds and neither should our nation...
"If there is one thing that gives me hope about the future of our party and the role you and the Log Cabin Republicans can play in it is this: there's never been a better time to speak out. People are listening. And, they're more open minded than ever before. Maybe it's because they're worried about the future. Maybe it's because they're so disenchanted with the past. It's probably a little of both...
It would be easy to say my generation views politics very differently from others. Maybe we're more progressive, socially liberal or just hate arguing in lieu of actually solving the problems at hand. But what I've learned though my experiences is that these feelings are not contained to one age group. They're the growing beliefs and desires of people of all ages, races, genders, faiths, persuasions and political parties.
Log Cabin Republicans and the Liberty Education Forum will also present former Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia with the Senator Barry Goldwater Award as well as the eight Vermont Republicans who supported marriage equality in their state with the Uncommon Courage Award. The dinner will take place, tonight as part of a larger convention and symposium being held at the Washington Westin City Center hotel.