As far as I'm concerned with what's going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it's over. There are nine million women in this country suffering from eating disorders. And I'm not going to be bullied around about my weight and what kind of standards I'm not fitting. ...
King: Were you surprised that Laura, who's had breast cancer, got into something that personal?
McCain: I had never heard of her before until this happened.
King: You didn't know her?
McCain: No. I'm not familiar with her work. But I hope she doesn't do it again.
King: What about Ann Coulter?
McCain: She didn't respond, which is fine with me. ... All I wanted to do is show women that you don't have to be Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham to have a place in the Republican Party. ... Supriya Jindal is a good role model, but a lot of people hadn't heard of her.
And I just want to show that you don't have to think one way and fit into this one box in order to be a member of the Republican Party.
King: Were [your parents] angry at Laura Ingraham?
McCain: My mother was. She's a very protective mama bear.
King: Are you a tattooer?
McCain: I have one. My brothers have a lot of tattoos. I love tattoos. I do. I know, you never would have thought me, right? But I do.
King: No. You don't look like a tattooer. What do your folks think of that?
McCain: I've got supportive parents, you know. My mom thinks it's cute. ... I have a little star on my foot.
King: What kind of dad is your father?
McCain: He's great. I love my dad so much. He's the best father to me. And like I said, he's so supportive of me and my career and what I do and speaking my mind.
When you grow up having a maverick as a father and an example, you can understand how I turned out like this.