McCain Sucks, Palin Sucks = No Bush left behind

John McCain Is Like a Ford Maverick (circa 1970s)

Posted on: September 20, 2008

McCain says he is known around Washington as a maverick. Yeah, a Ford Maverick.

McCain may have once been perceived as a maverick* but now he’s an over-the-hill politician who is past his prime. Mavericks claim to take an independent stand apart from their associates. Not really, he’s voted like Bush 90 percent of the time. That just sounds like poor copycat judgment to me.  He flipflops day to day in his campaign which will be dangerous when he’s in a real position of power.

Just this week — he said the economy was basically sound while every other analyst and pundit said this was the worst financial week in the U.S–ever since the Great Depression.  After hearing all those other opinions, he changed his tune.

Does that sound like a maverick to you?

I hate denying John McCain his maverick title so let’s just say he’s like a Ford Maverick. Is that so bad?

You know you’re a Ford Maverick if:

Your engine demands urgent updating

You have the 3.0 six, a four speed manual with column shifter and a bench seat

You have lots of chrome especially in your mouth

Four-on-the-floor manual, stiffened suspension, bigger wheels and recirculating ball steering (He’s got balls!)

Bull horns (Full of bull)

While owners loved its sporty styling, front seat room and the large trunk, they hated the engine. (The metaphor is that like the Ford Maverick, McCain’s engine and policy need urgent updating.)

The six-banger had plenty of low-end torque and that was all (What does Cindy have to say about his banger?).

It took 20.8 seconds in the 0-to-60 and reached (after a looong time) a top speed of 93 mph. Worse yet, its fuel consumption was marginally better than the V-8 – actually worse if you drove faster than 50 mph.   (John, speaking of fuel consumption, every time you go out for a latte, an entourage of six SUVs have to make the trip with you for a media circus.)

Besides the slow engine, the column mounted shifter felt like it was attached to nothing (the same can be said to the McCain Palin Election 08 campaign rhetoric).

So many times getting the desired gear was a matter of trial and error. (Choosing Palin as your running mate was simply an ERROR.)

And the steering… Well, it was lousy. (The same can be said for McCain’s steering in Washington these past 8 or 12 years-HONK. )

In the late 70s, 50% of new car buyers were women, and they didn’t like the Maverick’s macho appeal, the weight, and the limited rear visibility the Maverick offered. (We don’t know about your rear visibility and it gives us the creeps to think about it but we know you’re no visionary.)

Campaign slogan: John McCain–Proud to be a Ford Maverick and I approve this message.

Ford Maverick speak

 *A lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates

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where do you get your (supposid) facts. I have a maverick with a 250 six and I can run well over 100. run 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and a 1/4 mile in 16 seconds. i get good mpg and sorry to say the ford six is more reliable than the crap car company’s make today. UPS still uses the 300 six. Theres plenty of cars much worse, beetle, chevy vega, duster, pinto, you sir dont know chicken squat about cars.

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