Lindsey Graham describes why the kids table debate ‘sucks’

28 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Graham Plays ‘F**k, Marry, Kill’ With Palin, Fiorina, Clinton [VIDEO].

BOULDER, Colo. WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — This is what American politics has come to –- a Republican presidential candidate being asked a PG-rated version of “f***, marry, kill.” Things appeared to get a little awkward when CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash asked Sen.

The Washington Post’s David Weigel has an account of a CNN happy hour event featuring Lindsey Graham, and the whole thing is oddly delightful, if only for reminding us of a time, in the sepia-toned long-ago, when Lindsey Graham still existed.“I think it sucks,” the South Carolina U.S. senator told a CNN reception on the eve of the debate, discussing the one hour debate featuring four Republicans low in polls. “With all due respect, I know there are a lot of us running but I don’t think I’m an undercard candidate when it comes to national security. Lindsey Graham played a censored version of the game many Americans know as “Fuck, Marry, Kill” at CNN’s “Politics on Tap” event in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday. I think I’ve got something to offer.” At the reception, moderator Dana Bash got Graham to play a popular bar game she called “date, marry or disappear forever.” He was asked about Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, and Sarah Palin as his choices. “On our side, you’ve got the No. 2 guy [who] tried to stab somebody at 14 and the No. 1 is high energy and crazy as hell,” Graham said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to Carson, who has recalled the violent instant recently, and Trump.

Saying he really had to “watch what I say here,” Graham conceded that he would date Palin, the former Alaska governor, because “we would go hunting on our first date.” It got tougher though when he had to choose who he would want to marry, but Graham finally picked the former Hewlett Packard CEO because Fiorina is “rich” and “she could keep me in the life I’m accustomed to.” Graham did, however, tell CNN that the Democratic presidential candidate can “hold her own” while drinking. It was not a happy time for Graham, whose brand of folksy charm he says was undone by the lack of a live studio audience. “You’d tell a joke, and no one laughed. Kind of like right now,” muttered Graham, staring into the bottomless depths of a double old fashioned glass half-filled with tepid water, probably.

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