On Fox News Sunday, John McCain was asked to explain a comment he made, in which he said, "I never considered myself a maverick. I consider myself someone who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities."
McCain responded, "When I was fighting against my own President, whether we needed more troops in Iraq, or whether spending was completely out of control, then I was a maverick. Now that I'm fighting against this spending administration, and this out of control and reckless health care plan, then I'm a partisan." He added, "I'm a fighter, and that's what I am."