This past Sunday on Face the Nation, Senator John Kerry sought to poke holes in the whole “maverick” myth of John McCain:
Sen. KERRY: John McCain has changed in profound and fundamental ways that I find, personally, really surprising and, frankly, upsetting. He is not the John McCain as the senator who defined himself, quote, “as a maverick,” though questionable. . . .
Only seconds later, Kerry attempts to prove his point:
Sen. KERRY: I mean, Bob, you’re smart, you’ve talked to these people in
. There are very few people who walk around and say, ‘Going into Washington was the right thing to do and we should’ve done it. I’d do it again if I had the chance.’ John McCain does. John McCain believes this was the right decision. Iraq
The definition of maverick, from websters.com:
a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.
Now, what was it you were saying, Senator Kerry?