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Do -not- say something like "I would have declined the offer as the position would have been maintenance oriented since the bulk of the work was satisfactorily completed."
The vast majority of software work is in maintenance work, having to deal with other people's code and bugs. It's just a fact of life, and any manager is going to nix someone who tries to avoid that reality.
You can say something like "I prefer building new apps over maintenance" and that'd be fine; everyone would just nod and agree. But you certainly cannot appear as one of those obnoxious types who refused to deal with other folk's work and habits.
Seriously. I'm a liberal. I know a lot of liberals. But I can't think of anyone I know who wants to ban guns. Hell, I'm a supporter of strong 2nd Amendment rights, and a lot of my friends are, also.
Newsflash: different people are different. You'll find anti-gun conservatives and you'll find pro-gun liberals, and vice-versa. If you insist on attempting to group together everyone left-of-center and claim we're all this-and-that-and-the-other, I reserve the right to call everyone right-of-center a violent hate-fulled homophobic racist backwards inbred uneducated dipshit redneck. I know that's not true, but hey, what's good for the goose, right?