Senator John McCain has a reputation as a maverick and straight shooter. He earned it during the 2000 Republican presidential primary when he challenged the party establishment choice, Texas Governor, George W. Bush.
It is an image that McCain has carefully cultivated to promote his current presidential aspirations. But it is a cultivated image, not the reality.
As this Robert Greenwald video illustrates, McCain is willing to say anything to gain his party's nomination even if it flatly contradicts past statements!
His presidential aspirations rest entirely on a belief that the American electorate suffers from an overwhelming case of historical amnesia. There is a great web site on McCain's duplicity . Check it out: http://therealmccain.com