This was in the DAM News Sunday, and I loved it..Ms. Maverick, 82, of San Antonio, Texas, a descendant of the legendary Texas Revolutionary and land baron whose free-ranging, unbranded cattle gave rise to the word "maverick." Ms. Maverick, an avowed liberal, objects to John McCain using the word to promote himself for president.
Whats the beef with John McCain using "maverick" to describe himself?
Because he is not free, not free to wander. He has voted for the Republican agenda and George Bush 90 percent of the time.
What's the matter with that?
In my feeling, Republicans are dedicated to history, putting their hand on their chest, citing the Declaration of Independence, going to war and getting killed. I'm a Democrat and believe in solving present problems and looking to the future. Democrats are the party of the future. Republicans are the party of the past.
Has your family always felt like that?
Mavericks have been rabble-rousers since about the 15th century, against religious persecution and human-rights intolerance. Since they came over after the Mayflower, and they wanted to make us go to church. The Puritans were religious nuts.
Is it OK in some cases for people to borrow the name?
We didn't care if the Dallas Mavericks used it to play...football-is that it?..(It's Basketball)My great-grandfather didn't brand his cattle. They were free and available. In general, it's fine to use "maverick," if a person feels like that are free and feels like they can wander. You betcha.
That sounds like Sarah Palin, didn't it?
Argghghgh!(laughter) Well, that girl has had an influence.
Do you give her some leeway in calling herself a maverick?
I would kind of give her credit for being as strong as she is, pretty and wonderful...precocious. But I don't know how she could be a maverick..I'm sorry that her politics aren't as liberal as mine. I just wish she was on our side.
(Ms. Maverick's daughter, Fontaine, has a new Web site realoriginalmaverick.com)
Don't you know she'd be fun to talk to?...I wish they had asked her more questions and got her to loosen up a bit, I bet she would have been a lot more open. I'm going to go check out the Web site, and also am passing on something I found on my good friend Nitwit's blog..It's a Web site he found on Stumble Upon. Well, fuck...I'm having a shit load of problems with Blogger this morning and can't add the link..feck!..It's
Teen Mom's For Palin.com..It's a blog written by a 'pregnant teen for Palin.'..It's so fucking funny...
I'm still off work..coughing like crazy..Have to go to SS office tomorrow to figure out my medicaid insurance, etc. What a mess..who knew getting old would be so much paper work?
I'm out of here...going to take my medicine and go back to bed.
fuckme till I quit coughing.