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Monday, April 05, 2010

He wrote the book on courage

Literally. And, really, it has to take a lot of courage to lie this brazenly.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who's trying to fight off a primary challenger who claims McCain is too moderate, has in an interview with Newsweek gone back on his most famous nickname.

"I never considered myself a maverick," McCain said. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities."

But there are those who remember the 2008 presidential campaign, when McCain, his running mate Sarah Palin and his entire campaign constantly referred to him as a "maverick."

Just one example: An ad from August 2008 declaring the senator the "original maverick:"

Reader KB points out the subtitle of one of McCain's books: "Worth the Fighting For: The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him."

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