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Ticket video chat: Matt Welch on 'McCain: Myth of a Maverick' -- II

June 19, 2008 |  8:06 pm

This is Part II of The Ticket's first video chat series, an eight-part conversation with author Matt Welch on his new book, "John McCain: The Myth of a Maverick."

The book is not a biography but an exploration of the McCain persona, an intriguing combination of independence, military discipline and rebellion, with a strong whiff of bad boy. In this video episode Welch, a former L.A. Times writer, describes how he came to discover much about McCain through the serial confessions the senator makes about himself throughout his own books. And what that revealed about the Republican nominee's personal way of thinking.

Part I of this conversation with Welch can be seen by clicking here. Other parts will be published on The Ticket in coming days.

-- Andrew Malcolm