Tim Dickinson, contributing editor at Rolling Stone, discusses his article “Make-Believe Maverick,” the early shaping of John McCain’s personality and the McCain “brand,” his similar lineage and “daddy complex” to that of Bush Jr., his not-so-heroic behavior as a POW, how his family connections kept him flying, his choice of Sarah Palin for vice president and how he slept his way to the top.
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Tim Dickinson was an editor at Mother Jones from 1998 to 2005 and is now a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. He is the author of Rollingstone.com’s political blog, National Affairs Daily.