BIDEN: I'll be very brief. Can I respond to that?
Look, the maverick -- let's talk about the maverick John McCain is. And, again, I love him. He's been a maverick on some issues, but he has been no maverick on the things that matter to people's lives.
He voted four out of five times for George Bush's budget, which put us a half a trillion dollars in debt this year and over $3 trillion in debt since he's got there.
He has not been a maverick in providing health care for people. He has voted against -- he voted including another 3.6 million children in coverage of the existing health care plan, when he voted in the United States Senate.
He's not been a maverick when it comes to education. He has not supported tax cuts and significant changes for people being able to send their kids to college.
He's not been a maverick on the war. He's not been a maverick on virtually anything that genuinely affects the things that people really talk about around their kitchen table.
Can we send -- can we get Mom's MRI? Can we send Mary back to school next semester? We can't -- we can't make it. How are we going to heat the -- heat the house this winter?
He voted against even providing for what they call LIHEAP, for assistance to people, with oil prices going through the roof in the winter.
So maverick he is not on the important, critical issues that affect people at that kitchen table.
A: Well, Senator McCain is a maverick, and I'm a maverick and a hockey mom, which is a lot like a pit bull with lipstick. I may not be answering your question the way you and the liberal media want me to answer it, but that's because I'm a maverick. And Senator McCain is a maverick, but without the lipstick. Did I mention that we're mavericks?
See synonym at loner.
2. In common parlance in the western world to mean one who seems to 'float' between many friend circles, always bored or never satisfied by one clique.
3. Someone who doesn't follow.
See synonym at leader.
Girl 1: "Yeah, he's kind of weird..."
Guy 2: "He's just a maverick"