"(The maverick title is) a myth McCain has cultivated throughout his decades in Washington. But during the course of this year's campaign, the mask has slipped. 'Let's face it,' says Larry Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel who served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. 'John McCain made his reputation on the fact that he doesn't bend his principles for politics. That's just not true.' "the article, which reads like historical biography, digs way, way deep into mccain's past and includes fascinating and extremely telling details of his time as a prisoner of war, his failed first marriage, his wealthy second wife, the keating five scandal, and his hot-headed temperament.
it's a must read.