Meghan McCain Slams Bristol Palin

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Meghan McCain says it was rough being a talked-about political daughter during the Presidential election of 2008 -- especially alongside then-pregnant Bristol Palin.

McCain, 25, made a dig at Palin, 19, during a Thursday appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where she was promoting her new book about the campaign.

Lambasted at the time for her wild rep, John McCain's daughter said that she was sent to an "image consultant" for talking "bad," looking "like a stripper" and "hurting the campaign."

The presence of Bristol, pregnant daughter to her dad's running mate Sarah Palin, made it much worse, she said.

"When there's a pregnant teen there, it does a little bit to your self esteem," McCain admitted to Jon Stewart, suggesting that Bristol wasn't subject to the same kind of scrutiny.

Tripp, Bristol's son with ex Levi Johnston, was born in December 2008. Bristol will compete on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars, premiering Sept. 20.