Quin, I agree with everything that you accuse Lindsey Graham of in your column. I agree that it is all bad, from a Republican standpoint. I do not, however, see that any of it is at any variance in the least with the stands and actions of John McCain in the Senate. In fact, I believe that you would be hard pressed to show that Graham was doing anything other than following McCain’s lead. Where are your proofs that Lindsey was leading and McCain following on any of those issues.
I would argue that McCain was much more of a mover and shaker in the Gang of 14 than was Graham. I would argue that McCain was much more the leader when it came to the proposed closing of Gitmo, and the forced changing of interrogation techniques for terror detainees, and termination of rendition, etc. John McCain has given and is scheduled to give (I understand) speeches to the same Hispanic immigrant activist groups, stressing the same agenda, and same digs against Conservatives, as has Graham. It was McCain that dropped the F-bomb on Sen. Cornyn for daring to speak against the McCain-Kennedy Immigrant Reform (Amnesty) proposal. McCain is leading and Graham following on the ridiculous Global Warming Socialist fiasco that his pal Al Gore is married to.
Quin, I would argue that Lindsey is doing nothing more than carrying McCain’s water for him. As I see it, the one issue where Lindsey truly MAY have stepped out ahead of McCain was the battle to defeat Jim Haynes for a spot on the 4th Circuit. And what does all this get Graham? Why it gets him the Attorney General slot in a McCain administration, I would imagine. That and/or a Supreme Court nomination from Big John.
Just as an aside, how is Graham and/or McCain worse than Hagel, or Snowe, or a handful of others. I would opine that it is a mighty close race indeed, and at best it would require a photo to determine the order of finish.p>Of course I realize that I am supposed to now go out and reward McCain (and all his buddies like Graham) by helping promote him to the White House. In a pig’s rectum. May the fleas of a thousand camel infest all their…er, um, armpits. br> — Ken Shreve /p> p> Thanks to Quin Hillyer for the excellent article on Senator Graham. Is there any reason why we should believe that he will not be President McCain’s Attorney General?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?