Make-Believe Maverick defines maverick as:

someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

That is not either John McCain or Sarah Palin.

Rolling Stone has a great article linked below that offers a closer look at the life and career of John McCain revealing a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty.

Make-Believe Maverick

the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

In its broad strokes, McCain’s life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers’ powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives’ evangelical churches.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.

Yes, that’s right. Not only is John McCain just like GW Bush but he is actually WORSE THAN GW Bush!

There are a lot better and more appropriate adjectives for John McCain like adulter, liar, war-monger, hypocrite, narcissist, pyschopath, egotist, etc.

And Sarah Palin has a lot of nerve on one hand describing herself as a Maverick which clearly she is not and then trying to compare herself to the everyday American, which she’s not.

First of all the Every day American is NOT a hockey mom. Maybe a Soccer mom or Nascar Dad but the majority of the USA could care less about Hockey. And the everyday American doesn’t have their preacher lay hands on them, speak in tongues and pray to keep them safe from voodoo. And the average American certainly doesn’t support a child who is raped by their father and gets pregnant having the baby. No those ideas are ideas back by the fringe members of neo-con crazy right wing religious zealots.

Well, someone should tell both John McCain, you can’t be a maverick when you kiss the ass of the Republican powers that control their party on an every day basis. And someone should tell Governor Palin, you can’t be a maverick when call yourself an Average American. That’s an oxymoron. But I bet she doesn’t even understand the meaning of that word because she obviously doesn’t know what Maverick means.