Lindsey Graham shout out to Bush at SC GOP convention nets silence
Not a good sign for the queen of the Palmetto state, who, along with Joe Lieberman, treasure their gold-plated kneepads for Bush/McCain. The crickets were chirping as Senator Graham’s suck up to Dear Leader fell on deaf GOP ears in one of the deepest red states in the South. (Greenville Online):
Graham used his remarks to embrace President Bush, just hours before he was to meet Bush at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and accompany him to Furman University for a presidential commencement address that has divided the campus.
At his first mention of Bush’s visit, Graham paused, waiting for applause. When it didn’t come, it took a slight nod from Graham to prompt a round of applause.
“President Bush is my friend,” he continued, “and I’m not going to run away from the friend.”
…”History is going to judge him a lot better than everybody thinks,” Graham predicted.
He also put in a plug for another friend, Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee who hasn’t been warmly embraced by some Christian activists and some on the party’s far right wing. “He’s the best prepared commander-in-chief since Eisenhower,” Graham said of the Vietnam War hero, retired Navy captain and son and grandson of admirals.
Check out Graham’s ad featuring Dear Leader: