McCain the McMaverick, a ‘Hood Ornament’


I’ve been calling him the Gasbag, but Thomas Frank has come up with another description for him — the best I’ve read anywhere: John McCain is “a hood ornament on a hit-and-run machine.”
Frank writes in his weekly Wall Street Journal column:

The man no longer stands for anything. He has transformed himself from a maverick into a cipher, a hood ornament on a hit-and-run machine. He has no more political content now than the constantly changing cast of cynical right-wingers aboard his campaign plane.

Did the Hood Ornament ever stand for anything? I don’t think so, unless it was the BananaRepublic. Was he ever a maverick? McMaverick is more like it. But never mind. The headline on Frank’s column — “The Audacity of Nope” — deserves a tip of the hat, too.
(Crossposted at HuffPo)
Postscript: Sept. 4 — And Sarah Palin is the Dashboard Jesus.

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