Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This word was everywhere six weeks ago. It was on the news, in the papers and plastered across the web.

But today it is gone.

And now I never want to hear it from the Republican Party again.

They built this entire persona of John McCain as a maverick and peppered it into every stump speech,ad buy, and piece of campaign literature.

The dictionary defines the term as "a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates."

The party has set the bar so low that now merely by voting for a Democrat agenda, one can be labeled a maverick.

I said on November 5th that now is the time to think about tomorrow and it holds true to this very day. But we can not venture blindly into the future. We must take heed the lessons of the past.

And an important one is not to glorify an individual who votes with liberals while keeping the (R) after his name.


The sad truth is I can no longer enjoy Top Gun as I once did.

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