John McCain-- A Straight-Talkin' Maverick?
Unless "maverick" means a crook or a tired old wreck of a man, McCain is no maverick. Some kids on the West Side made a little clip that shows McCain's actual relationship to maverickism:
OK, he's not a maverick; that's for sure. But is he the proverbial Machurian Candidate?
[W]e turn to McCain's prisoner of war days in the hands of the North Vietnamese. Certainly his mind was weak and vulnerable to control. While many of McCain's fellow POWs endured five, six or more years of torture without cracking, he is said to have begun spilling secrets and agreeing to broadcast anti-American propaganda statements after only four days of torture shortly after his capture. We also know that the Communists had a sophisticated system of mind control developed, which was shared among the Communist nations of the USSR, China, North Korea and North Vietnam. Were these techniques applied to the captive McCain, and did they leave him after five long years of captivity robotically programmed to seek and win the presidency, only then to launch a campaign of sabotage to soften America up for Communist takeover?
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