Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where the word 'Maverick' comes from

Just so the far-right doesn't claim the word "maverick" for themselves...the root of it comes from a Texas politician from the 1800s: Samuel Maverick who refused to brand his cattle.

Interestingly enough...his great grandson, Maury Maverick took on the 1950s redbaiting/McCarthyism.

Read Roberto Botello's remembrance of this real "Maverick."

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