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Mccain As "the Fonz"

Does anyone else find Palin's allusions to McCain weirdly totemic? She says "the maverick" the way characters on "Happy Days" refer to "the Fonz." As in:

I think that's why we need to send the maverick from the Senate and put him in the White House, and I'm happy to join him there.


That's what John McCain has been known for in all these years. He has been the maverick. He has ruffled feathers.

It's a little bizarre.

--Noam Scheiber