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In addition, this controversy makes me wonder what it means to be a “public” member of a party. What I mean is if you are a public figure and you “come out” as a conservative or even as a Republican, you’re up for a whole lot of scrutiny. Apparently, the criticisms come not only from liberals but perhaps even more strongly from other conservatives. On one hand this is good. We've seen many times how "moderates" parading about as "compassionate conservatives" have inhibited the real interests of the Right. It is very important to understand and adhere to the ideology of your constituents, as to represent them well. How intensely does this extend to public figures, such as Megan McCain, whom no one voted to represent them? The values of a specific party are important, but one doesn't want to blindly follow the dogma of the party. When you announce yourself as a member of a certain party, how much room is there to publicly criticize it?