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McCain and Palin, Just a Couple of Mavericks? Umm humm, sure.

Posted on | October 28, 2008 | No Comments

Bret and Bart discuss McCain's misappropriation of their name.

Bret and Bart discuss McCain

John McCain has been calling himself a maverick for I don’t know how long. Given the tightness of the Republican Party to act as one, disagreeing with them once in a while might constitute you as a maverick in their eyes. John thinks he bucked Bush over and over–yet as Barack Obama pointed out, over and over was only 10% of the time. McCain says HE stands for change. After all, how many times didn’t Obama vote with his party. But Obama isn’t promising to be a maverick–he promises change–and if McCain hasn’t noticed, McCain’s own party controlled Congress for 6 of the last 8 years. Although they’ve lost the House, they hold onto enough of the Senate to play spoiler for every Democratic sponsored bill, making THIS Congress have one of the worst “do nothing” ratings, not because they have tried to do anything, but because the Republicans have ensured that nothing will get done. Now as to the maverickness of Sarah Palin, I think she’s confused unbranded cattle with wild bulls seeing red at every corner. With wild abandon, Obama has become in her speeches: a terrorist, a Moslem, a hater of the United States, a Socialist…everything but beating his wife and skewering innocent babes when in his cups. Given the reactions of the mob she’s preaching to, those last would probably make them like him more. America just won’t be the same, said the attendees of one of her rallies to the Daily Show. Well, hell, haven’t they noticed how different it’s been since the usurpation of George Bush? How this last disaster in the economy is just the last straw on the bonfire of his policies? Maverick, as portrayed by James Garner (and his brother by Jack Kelly), never sought out trouble. He didn’t run wild, he sort of ambled, minding his own business when trouble would find HIM. Yes, he went his own way, but that way wasn’t as a pugnacious rule-breaking cadet, an unruly fighter pilot whose refusal to follow orders got himself shot down, not as a senator who votes no when it looks good, not as a demagogue stirring up a mob. No, a maverick lives by his own code and sticks with it when the going gets tough because it’s the only way he can live. And yes, I know the Mavericks didn’t cheat, but they cheated each OTHER all the time. It was only fair, they were brothers 🙂 They are a stand-in here for the REAL Maverick family of Texas…you know, the descendants of THE Sam Maverick who didn’t brand cattle? They seem to be none too pleased about John McCain right now: Rob Kaiser column: Maverick cringes at political take on family name. Oh and we’ve been working so hard on trying to get this site “Google friendly” that Fred’n’Bert took the night off to actually get some sleep in the dark 🙂


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