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Minneapolis: My Dad, Your Dad

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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PICTURE-ESQUE Meghan's latest book (Photo: Fimoculous) "There are a few things you need to know about my dad, and one of them is that he would make a great president." I am reading aloud.

In the annals of Minneapolis book parties (a history with negligible noteworthiness, trust me), there will never be a book party like this again. Joel Stein, the occasionally revered/occasionally ridiculed Time columnist, is sitting next to me for these the first lines of My Dad, John McCain, Meghan McCain's children's book released Wednesday. The author is nowhere in sight, but the room is nonetheless packed—with old people.

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I am semi-drunk, so my delivery is very dramatic. "And I'm sure of this"—still from the book, but jumping to the end—"my father loves this country more than anyone I know. I love him for that." (Spoiler alerts: that's how it ends. Also, the middle part is basically Fred Thompson's speech from Tuesday night.)

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