Say the actual Maverick family, who have a long tradition of progressive politics. Yes, the word actually comes from an actual Texas family, and they're not happy about McCain and Palin's constant use of their name.
Unfortunately, they probably can't sue to force them to stop, but it is pretty hilarious.
But the New York Times reported on Sunday that the real Mavericks - a storied south Texas family with a long tradition in progressive politics - are not too happy about what they say is the misappropriation of their family name.
“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” the Times reported Terrellita Maverick, 82, saying. The San Antonio resident is the scion of a family which has been outspoken about liberal causes for generations, and has otherwise bucked conventions.-Reuters