01 March 2010

Graham and the Greens

Quote of the Day:
We can’t be a nation that always tries and fails. We have to eventually get some hard problem right.
-Sen. Lindsay Graham (Republican-SC), bucking his party's ridiculous position on climate change in a conversation with NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Graham can be an angry, partisan prick sometimes, but there are days when he lets his independence and intelligence shine through. It is during those flashes of epiphany, when he drops the tired Fascist-Republican talking points in favor of reality, that Graham proves his party needs more people like him while abandoning the dangerous, hyper-partisan Sarah Palins.

Because he is right: At some point America is going to have to face her hard problems head on. The longer we wait, the more painful it will be.