Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black to Write Book Together

By Miriam Krule

It may seem like an unlikely paring, but conservative blogger (and daughter of John McCain) Meghan McCain will be joining forces with left-wing comedian Michael Ian Black to write a work of political humor called Stupid for America. While neither is new to writing--McCain blogs regularly for The Daily Beast and has already written two books, and Black, of I love the... fame, published a collection of essays in 2008--we'll see how their styles work together. Publishers Weekly reports:

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."

Either way, this road trip should lead to some entertaining tweets.

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