This weekend I heard some McCain flunkie on TV tell me that, "Everyone knows John McCain is a maverick." Everyone. Not just Americans. Not just republicans. Everyone. That means that every sentient being on this planet, no matter how remote their Amazon village may be, knows that John McCain=maverick.
Here's the thing. I feel like I can safely say that I don't know this. I've heard people tell me he is, but I don't know it to be true. In fact, I have heard a lot of compelling evidence to the contrary. Yet, according to the McCain equation, I cannot exist. I'm like the square root of -1. They have effectively declared me part of the null set.
I gotta tell you, though. The null set isn't all that bad. It's quiet. Not a lot of traffic. People don't fuck with you. It beats the pants off the jet set.