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Make-Believe Maverick

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I have no problem with this story, as opposed to the questionable one entitled “My Holiday With John McCain.”  It will be published in the October 16 issue of Rolling Stone.

   This is 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.
t r u t h o u t | Make-Believe Maverick

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

One thought on “Make-Believe Maverick

  1. I just read this yesterday. It’s a compelling and damning article, especially given that a lot of the quotes come from McCain himself. I do get a strong sense that the author wouldn’t say anything complimentary about McCain even if he was paid to, but there’s enough resonance with other accounts of McCain’s character that I’m fairly sure that it accurately reflects the problematic parts of his personality — his impulsiveness, bad temper, tendency to foul language, his adopting and then bending “core principles” out of expediency, etc.

    Incidentally, there are several of us in the Rev Danny Fisher’s list of blogs who are writing along similar lines, and I think it would be a good idea if we made a point of reading each other. As well as my blog at, Terence at Republic of T (, William Harryman at Integral Options Cafe (, WoodMoor Village Zendo (, and Peter at The Buddha Diaries ( are all writing along the same lines. Maybe we could all hook up more, comment on each other’s articles, crosslink posts, and generally create more of a sense of online community?

    With metta…

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