"Maverick" is a mantle McCain no longer claims; in fact, he now denies he ever was one. "I never considered myself a maverick," he told me. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities." The McCain Mutiny | Print Article | Newsweek.com Palin apparently didn't get the message since she urged fans four times in 15 minutes to "send McCain the Maverick back to Washington" during a recent join appearance with the Republican officeholder at a fairground outside Tucson. 44 - John McCain: A maverick no more? I know there are plenty of people here and elsewhere, who really hate the fact that Obama and Biden are in The White House - but can you imagine these two? Not only are they not communicating well, they're attending totally different parties.