Greenville Republicans Censure Graham August 8, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics, US Politics.
WARNING ISSUED JUST AFTER BRIDGE CLUB, PRIOR TO BINGO
FITSNews – August 8, 2007 – We’ve never been the biggest fans of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, but we were more than a little tickled yesterday when we received a blast e-mail from the SC Hotline saying that South Carolina’s “Senior” Senator had been censured … by the Greenville County Republican Party.
Geez, what a tease. If you’re gonna throw out a cool and gripping word like “censure” you can’t follow it with something as lame and unintimidating as “Greenville County Republican Party.” Seriously, what the hell is that? Because it sounds to us a lot like being denied a second crumpet because you played out of turn in bridge, or receiving a reprimand because a page in your stamp collection is out of order. No kidding, somebody could have accused Lindsey of yelling “Bingo” (when he didn’t have Bingo) and we would be infinitely more shocked and chagrined than we are right now.
Let’s be clear – we’re not dismissing the potent anti-Graham zeal among rank-and-file South Carolina Republicans these days. In fact, during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Sen. Graham’s office made a special point of telling us that the deluge of immigration complaints had slacked off in recent weeks, which of course we interpreted as a clear sign that the issue still scares the ever-living sh*t out of them. We also got another ominous warning that the Senator was in deep trouble with his base when one of our lifelong Democratic friends told us last month that Graham was going to be “the first and probably the only Republican I ever vote for.” Yikes!