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Subject:  Re: Obama - Family First! Date:  8/29/2008  4:21 PM
Author:  ziggy29 Number:  14289 of 117714

>> McCain gives himself too much credit for being a "maverick". <<

Agreed, hence my deliberate use of the qualifier "so-called." Palin's work in Alaska could reasonably be classified as "maverick" in some cases, particularly with respect to the calling out of the corrupt Stevens/Murkowski politics as usual in her own party (and Murkowski's nepotism in appointing his daughter to his vacated Senate seat when he became governor) and in rejecting the useless Ted Stevens Bridge to Nowhere as wasteful pork.

And I suspect at least to some degree, McCain's people may have wanted to exploit that to cement his "maverick" image in the minds of the undecided and nonpartisan, even if it is overrated and overstated in his case.

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