Meet Lindsey Graham – “Maverick”
Why does SC continue to re-elect this doofus with a bad haircut? After the McCain campaign just hearing the word "maverick" makes me want to hurl. Brought to you courtesy of, where else? The New York Times. If he's going to use energy concerns to justify selling out on global warming, he might want to check the news about new natural gas resources recently discovered.
Great timing, Graham. Nothing like making yourself look dumb when it comes to you.
Meet Lindsey Graham, the Next GOP Maverick on Climate Change
As the Republican hit the town halls in South Carolina, a state with a major military presence and one of the country's highest unemployment rates, Graham would ask people if they thought climate change was a problem.
But Graham quickly followed with another question, asking for a show of hands from those concerned about energy security. The response was strong, and Graham wasted little time making the connection.
"You can't look at it in isolation," Graham said in an interview last week. "I'm trying to say, OK, you're skeptical about global warming, you're worried about the compliance costs, and you think maybe there's not much benefit to the environment. I'm not there, but I respect that.
"What if I took something you agree with, that this country had a lot of resources that need to be explored and extracted, and every barrel of oil that we can find off South Carolina with South Carolina's permission, and natural gas deposits, make us more energy independent?" he added. "What if you married those two things up? And took some of the revenue from oil and gas exploration and put it toward reducing our carbon dependency? I think that's a deal that a lot of people would go for. You don't have to be a true believer of drilling offshore or that climate change is real. You've just got to be willing to give and take."