May 16, 2008
Lindsay Graham : The Worst Republican Senator?
Quin Hilyer thinks so:
South Carolina's Lindsey Graham is a flop. He pretends to be a conservative, but sells out conservatives and insults them while doing so. He pretends to be effective at reaching across party lines, but the only thing he effectively does is help the other party. He inhabits the Senate seat of Strom Thurmond, legendary for great attention to his South Carolina constituents, but Graham spends most of his time trailing behind John McCain like a valet as McCain criss-crosses the country in pursuit of the presidency. He called Ted Kennedy "one of the most principled men I've ever met." In sum, in the words of conservative movement stalwart Richard Viguerie, "Lindsey Graham is part of the problem."Full article here.
I'm not sure that I agree that Graham is the worst GOP senator. Not that Graham is any good, mind you, it's just that Graham faces some very stiff competition in that contest (literally so in the case of Larry Craig).
Lindsay Goober Graham is definitely a schmuck, and an embarassment to the GOP, but in a Senate that hosts Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Arlen Specter, John Warner, Chuck Hagel, Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens, Gordon Smith, Richard Lugar, Pete Domenici, Lisa Murkowski and Larry Craig, I'm not sure that Lindsay Graham is the worst of the lot.