Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 15, 2010
Mark: Sigh... I miss him. Senator, a lot of us have watched your re-election campaign with growing sadness... as you reverse yourself on issue after issue, we wonder what happened to McCain the Maverick, the principled independent... McCain: What principled independent? I've never been a principled independent! Total myth! And I don't know where the media got this maverick thing! Mark: Um... your books? Speeches? Ads? McCain: Oh, hell, I didn't write any of that stuff... I know you'd like to put me in a "maverick" box, but that's not me, my friend! I'm my own man, not the media's, not the Tea Party's, not the lobbyists! I'm what you'd call a... a... Mark: Maverick? McCain: Right... no! Stop that! You want me to lose?