Tuesday, March 08, 2005
( 8:54 AM )
Letting Go Is So Hard...
We progressives and liberals have had to listen to a chorus of "Get Over It" from rethugs since 2000. But while we may still have some issues with the illegitimate taking of office by Bush in 2000 (5 years ago), it looks like Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has a much older beef he needs to get off his chest:
Senator Lindsey Graham has ignited a new furor in Washington over comments he made over the weekend referring to his state’s difficulty in “getting over” President Abraham Lincoln, with apparent reference to Lincoln’s role in the civil war and the freeing of American slaves, RAW STORY has learned.
“We don’t do Lincoln Day Dinners in South Carolina,” Senator Graham told a Lincoln Day gathering in Tennessee Saturday. “It’s nothing personal, but it takes awhile to get over things.”
According to a Knoxville News Sentinel article published Sunday, Graham entertained an amicable crowd and joked about his predecessor in the Senate, former Sen. Strom Thurmond.
It really sucks when you have to swallow that whole ending-slavery thing that happened 150 years ago. Give them time, they're still in their grieving process.