Saturday, 18 October 2008

*Mavericks object to McCain.

Samuel Augustus Maverick, went to Texas in the 1800s and became famous for not branding his cattle, which led to unbranded cattle being called "mavericks."

The Maverick family has been active in progressive politics for generations, including Fontaine Maury Maverick, who was a congressman and his son, a firebrand lawyer who defended draft resisters.

The Mavericks object strenuously to McCain's being labelled a maverick, saying: "He's a Republican. He's branded."

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