McCain has decided to return to his maverick politics and reject the many compromises he had been persuaded to accept in order to get elected.
Famous for his straight talk and reluctant to kiss ass the way conventional politicians do, McCain blazed a non conformist trail throughout his political career. That is until this year.
Under the pressure of his age, McCain is believed to have succumbed to last chance betrayal of life long principles and values syndrome.
Anti-lobbyist McCain surrounded himself with a battalion of corrupt... lobbyists. The only Republican with the nerve to reject the hateful intolerance of the religious right courted anti- Catholic and anti-Muslim religious demagogues for their bigoted seal of approval.
Finally this week the old, old McCain reemerged expelling lobbyists and intolerant clergymen like Jesus in the Temple with the moneylenders.
"From here on in", the Arizona Senator declared," it will be McCain politics as usual no corruption, no pandering to the evangelicals, victory in Iraq and a full on fight against global warming (which I have never waged but always meant to get around to some day).My change of backbone, er, mind on tax cuts for the rich and emergency rations for the wealthy corpoRATIONS, my born again privatizing and my novel stance as the enemy of the people's safety net,nit wit standing, the ole Johnny McC , Maverick Extraordinaire is back!"