McCain / Palin ruined the 'Maverick' brand
by the national gadfly, Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 02:16:16 PM EDT
Maverick used to mean finding a novel way to solve a problem. Now, it means ignoring the law, abandoning ethics and screwing everyone to get your way.
I have reached the point now, where if I ever hear someone use the word 'maverick' again, I may resort to uncontrolled sobbing or projectile vomiting.
( Cross-posted at The National Gadfly )
Maverick used to mean wearing white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.
Now, it means standing in front of a green screen to make yourself look awful.
Maverick used to mean drinking Chardonnay with red meat.
Now, it means drinking Jagermeister mixed with snowmobile fuel.
Maverick used to mean breaking wild horses.
Now, it means...sticking your head up an elephant's ass.
Maverick used to mean using your hybrid to ride-share.
Now, it means parking your egotistical gas guzzler in everybody's way, because it's convenient for you.
Maverick used to mean James Garner playing poker.
Now, it means a rusted beater, held together with Bond-O and a coat of primer.
Maverick used to mean innovative solutions in the face of overwhelming challenge.
Now, it means using the same failed strategy with bigger tools and more money - to the same disastrous end.