John McCain: The Phony Maverick

From the new issue of Rolling Stone: Make-Believe Maverick -- a ten page article on John McCain that finds:

A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty.

Also check out two companion features in the same issue:

  • The Double-Talk Express:
    From tax cuts to torture, John McCain has flip-flopped on a host of issues - including his own immigration bill
  • The Truth about Sarah Palin:
    Sarah Palin's credentials as a "reformer" are nothing but spin. She has sided with Big Oil, lobbied to increase pork spending and abused her public power to carry out personal vendettas. Here's a guide to separating myth from fact.

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    I think people who get their (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by indy in sc on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 07:36:43 PM EST
    political news from Rolling Stone are probably already voting Obama.  Good for them for trying to get the truth out, but I think their pieces on this matter will be largely ignored by any undecided voters.

    Whenever I read about McCain (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 06:31:58 PM EST
    being a gambler, taking chances, being reckless, I think:  well, he was a military pilot.  Ever read Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff?

    I saw the movie, not read the book (none / 0) (#3)
    by stefystef on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 06:39:58 PM EST
    I enjoyed it very much.  Sam Shepard and Denise Quaid  were HOT!

    And yes, I understand your movie reference and McCain as "maverick".


    McCain last commercial is pretty good (none / 0) (#2)
    by stefystef on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 06:36:36 PM EST
    I make it my business to turn the channel on any political commercial, but I watch McCain's last commercial and it was pretty good.

    It was just him talking to camera.  Pretty simple.  And the fact that it played in NYC is interesting, since McCain isn't going to win the state.  

    And no, I'm not voting for McCain.  

    Stefystef, you have more (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 06:40:13 PM EST
    anti-Obama/Biden comments on this site than any other current commenter. Don't pretend to be a supporter now.

    Four a day please is the limit.


    I understand n/t (none / 0) (#5)
    by stefystef on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 06:41:28 PM EST
    If he's lost Rolling Stone. . . (none / 0) (#7)
    by LarryInNYC on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 08:10:47 PM EST
    he's lost America!