Saturday, October 04, 2008

Actual Mavericks to McCain: You're not One of Us

Interesting article on the word "maverick," where it came from, and how John McCain is far from one:

I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.