In which TAFKAM tries to convince us that he picked up the “maverick” label by being too darned conservative for George Bush. Is that right? The media slapped the M-word on him because he wanted less spending and more troops in Iraq? I was under the impression that what made him maverick-y was calling Robertson and Falwell “agents of intolerance” and voting against the Bush tax cuts and supporting amnesty and championing campaign finance reform and boosting cap-and-trade and flirting with the idea of running as John Kerry’s VP and, oh, all sorts of things that actually please the media quite a bit. Which, of course, is why they were heartbroken when he tacked right for the presidential campaign. How could the Maverick they knew and loved become … “McBush”?
But no, turns out the maverick-y part was his demand for a surge in Iraq before Bush was ready to pull the trigger. We have learned much this day, my friends. Click the image to watch.