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For years now, it’s seemed like the word “maverick” was permanently fused to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. He seemed to cherish it, and his advisors often worked to push it; they may have played it down a little during the 2008 Republican presidential primary, but it was an essential part of the eventual nominee’s image during the campaign.
Now, though, McCain is in another Republican primary, facing a legitimate challenger from his right — former Rep. J.D. Hayworth — in a decidedly anti-incumbent year. So he’s been reinventing himself to some extent. He went to the right on immigration, for instance, despite the fact that his moderation on the issue had been one of his signatures between the 2000 and 2008 campaigns.
The senator’s latest step in that direction goes much further than that, however.
“‘Maverick’ is a mantle McCain no longer claims; in fact, he now denies he ever was one,” Newsweek’s David Margolick reports in a new article, quoting McCain as saying, “I never considered myself a maverick.”
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.