06/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Is McCain on Crack?: He Denies Ever Being a Maverick

Wasn't that the whole catalyst that propelled the McCain/Palin 2008 campaign? Yes, John McCain--the maverick is no more. In fact, the former presidential candidate even denies ever taking on the moniker: "I never considered myself a maverick," he told Newsweek. Is the man out of his mind? That (being a maverick) and Joe the Plumber were the basis of his entire presidential campaign strategy.

Is this some sort of political ploy to cleanse his palate of the entire entity that which is Sarah Palin? Is McCain trying to reinvent himself in the same manner as Madonna right before she launched her Vogue tour? McCain, saying he never considered himself a "maverick" is as ridiculous as when Bill Clinton said after the Monica Lewinsky debacle, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

Why would McCain make such an insane maverick denial when there's videos like these still floating around:

Maybe this a marketing plot between McCain and Palin for another team campaign bid in 2012? What do you expect with two mavericks?

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