Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Lindsey Graham, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky: A Case Study in Desperation

Senators Hillary Clinton and Lindsey Graham in 2006. Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
By Andrew Rosenthal, NYT
August 4, 2015 12:34 pm

You would think that a struggling (to be charitable) presidential candidate would think about his words on a day when it had just been revealed by the Washington Post that his much bragged-on record in the military reserve was wildly overblown.

Not so Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who is currently in what seems like a dead heat with former Gov. George Pataki of New York, for the least public support among the 17 deeply unimpressive contenders for the Republican nomination.

Mr. Graham was on stage on Monday at a candidate “forum” in New Hampshire. A candidate forum is exactly like a candidate “debate,” except it’s not called that for indiscernible reasons. Like the rest of the Republican candidates, who were busy not engaging on anything of substance, Mr. Graham decided to attack Hillary Clinton, who of course is among the few public figures not running for the GOP nomination.

“I am fluent in Clinton-speak,” he said. Then he added: “When Bill says he didn’t have sex with that woman, he did.” Continuing his witless attempt to smear Mrs. Clinton, he said: “When she tells us ‘Trust me, you have all the emails you need,’ we haven’t even scratched the surface.”

(More here.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Minnesota Central said...

Lindsay Graham military employment sidestory :
The extraordinary arrangement Mr. Graham enjoyed calls into question his ability as a member of Congress to carry out oversight of the military.

Is his history similar to Brigadier General Joe Heck -- the Nevada Representative who is seeking Harry Reid's seat ... as I recall his last promotion occurred in 2014 and his duties included serving as a medical advisor.

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