“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”
Every time we hear it we think, drink! And it makes us happy. Simple solution. Revisiting this post will remind you that a maverick is “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” So, McCain’s stunt is an excuse to drink away the obvious tension between popular democracy and the actual term maverick as used in election politics. Thanks, blogosphere.