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The Maverick Returns
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The maverick returns ? What do you think?

JOHN McCain finished his acceptance speech a little over an ago. The crowd cheered, the balloons rained down and Republicans went home happy. It was all rather perfunctory. Sarah Palin had done the real work the night before, injecting some belief into the faithful before they head back to their states for the final two months of the campaign.


IF NOTHING else, John McCain's choice of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate instantly changed the subject from Barack Obama's dramatic acceptance speech in Denver the night before. With one stroke, McCain defied convention, galvanized Republicans, and gave Hillary Clinton's legions another reason to consider crossing party lines in November: It is McCain, not Obama, who will be sharing a national ticket with a gutsy and accomplished woman. The Palin pick is a vivid illustration of why the label "maverick" is so often applied to McCain.

http://www.johnmccain.com/convention.htm




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Advisers say John McCain had hoped to shake up the race. In choosing as his running mate Sarah Palin -- a virtually unknown Washington outsider -- he succeeded





http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/08/31/mccains_maverick_pick/

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/alex_spillius/blog/2008/09/05/mccain_the_maverick_returns







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why is there another thread with the topic exactly like this? O.o
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politics............
Posted 9/7/08
Boom Boom Satellites- Shut Up And Explode
Posted 9/7/08
yeah.... well, right after reading John McCain I lost interest and couldn't finish *grins*
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Err...I don't believe his move in nominating Palin is a maverick move. Maverick is defined by someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action. I hardly doubt McCain is exhibiting "independence" in both his thought and action. He's been pretty consistent with Bush policies and when he saw the chance to win the Republican ticket, he became a "reformed" Washington insider. Palin was a risk-all-or-nothing move.

Whatever. The only reason people, as in the media outlets and people who support him, call him a "maverick" is because they are trying to sugar-coat his record in the White House as a Bush supporter.

But in reality I don't think people on the streets call him a maverick. My Republican friends certainly don't...it's a bit corny.
Posted 9/8/08
Lol, I thought you were talking about a Megaman game...
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OH MAN

TAKE MY BREATH AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
Posted 9/8/08
What difference does it make? No matter who he/she/it is that gets elected, the government's still gonna take your money away, and you're still going to point out all that persons faults. So why bother getting all excited about "Ooooh, whos head's on the chopping block next?"
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I wonder how john mccain see the american public sometimes,,,,,
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The Philosophy?

McCain's choice of Sarah Palin for running mate was a brilliant stroke, which is why the scumbags of the Left are running their smear-machines at full throttle. They are scared witless at her, and they ought to be. Sliming Palin at FactCheck.org is a good source of rebuttals to their slanders.

There is something delusional about leftists. New York governor David Paterson -- he is the man who recently replaced Elliot Spitzer -- claimed that 'community organizer' is Republican code for 'black.' That shows that there is literally nothing so idiotic that a leftist won't say it.

And then there is the preternaturally ridiculous Jacob Weisberg who actually had the chutzpah to write this: "If you break the numbers down, the reason Obama isn't ahead right now is that he trails badly among one group, older white voters. He does so for a simple reason: the color of his skin."
Posted 9/11/08
sometimes i feel being president acutally means ur a scape goat for all that goes wrong in america
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Posted 9/12/08 , edited 11/3/08
a psychological warfare?



Days after announcing on 'The View' that Sara Palin was the "greatest vice presidential candidate in the history of the United States," John McCain further extolled his running mate by claiming she is also "the greatest mother in the history of the world." McCain praised his running mate's ability to "simultaneously defend America against a Russian invasion as Commander-in-Chief of the Alaska National Guard while throwing together a mean meatloaf for her family."
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