McCain, Maverick No More?

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John McCain returned to the Senate in 2000 a virtual liberal: throwing bombs at his Republican leaders (and especially George W. Bush).

John McCain returned to the Senate in 2009 a virtual conservative: a model Republican and leading critic of President Obama – especially, these days, on the war in Afghanistan.

McCain’s favorite role in defeat seems to be trying to straighten out the man who beat him. A look at McCain’s year on the wilderness and his reemergence on the stage in this week’s dead tree issue.

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