Waterboarding-lover and generally bad human Lindsey Graham met with Sonia Sotomayor today as she was making her “rounds,” in Congress. While most legislators have simply said afterward that they had a pleasant, interesting conversation with her, Lindsey Graham bragged to reporters about how he told her, “Sonia, you would not believe how much I want to vote against you. It is literally insane, the level of hatred I have towards you, personally.”

In a critical news conference following his 30-minute closed-door meeting with Sotomayor, Graham said that he would have great difficulty supporting her — and that he let her know it.

“I was very direct,” Graham told reporters gathered outside his office. “I have to decide how to play this game, quite frankly. If I use the same standard that Sen. [Barack] Obama used, then I would not vote for you, quite frankly.”

Graham argued that Obama had voted against Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito because they differed with him on ideology, and that going by that standard, he would not be inclined to support the presumably far more liberal Sotomayor.

Oooooh, what’s it like drinking your own urine, Obama? Lindsey Graham despised Obama’s rationale for opposing Roberts and Alito so much that he’s just gonna use it himself!

Graham also gave a big shout-out to important New Republic Internet-quitter Jeffrey Rosen! Was Sotomayor nice and polite and stuff during their meeting, according to Graham? You bet! But the Internet still says she’s a bitch, and he’s siding with the Internet.

In his post-meeting news conference Graham also raised questions about Sotomayor’s temperament. He said that while she was friendly in the meeting, he could not simply ignore reports of her fiery attitude.

“I believe she does have the intellectual capacity, but there is a character problem, there is a temperament problem,” he said.

Hey, remember that time Lindsey Graham tried to have animal sex with Samuel Alito, live on C-SPAN? “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN. I KNOW YOU’RE A GOOD MAN. I KNOW IT BABY.” Just a quick flashback for everyone.

Lindsey Graham: Sotomayor has “character” problems [Politico]

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  • norbizness

    “Here’s five bucks, Lindsey. Go buy a prepaid rotary cell phone at the general store in Petticoat Junction, South Carolina and call somebody who fucking cares.”

  • germansteel

    Lindsey “Light Loafers” Graham has a problem with the ladies, just by nature. He was born that way, fer chrissakes!!

  • Judas Peckerwood

    I can’t wait until this screaming queen gets dragged out of his closet and gets a taste of Old Testament tolerance from his supporters.

  • orange

    “He said that while she was friendly in the meeting, he could not simply ignore reports of her fiery attitude.”

    did he expect her to get all cinco de mayo on his ass?

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    With Thompson & Scalia on the court, Lindsay is just now worrying about a justice’s temperament?

    Someone needs a good water boarding.

  • rereridiculous

    Apparently, Obama before the election had absolutely no political experience. None. Except that one day he was in the senate voting on Alito.
    Also, the new “bububut Clinton…” is now “bububut Obama…” Also.

  • Hart88

    “temperment problem”?? yeah, no dog whistle there…

  • Cape Clod

    “I believe she does have the intellectual capacity, but there is a character problem, there is a temperament problem,”

    Guess a ‘temperament’ problem matters for a SCOTUS candidate, but if you are backing someone like John McCain for president you can overlook it, because old guys just tend to be rage-prone.

  • Fox News Light

    As a South Carolinian, all I can do is, well, shake my head in shame. However, Grahmsy is the most liberal thing SC has sent to Washington since..uh… Strom’s black love child?

  • SayItWithWookies

    So Lindsey Graham, John McCain’s BFF, has a problem with someone’s fiery temperament? I hope the fake excuses never stop.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    So according to Lindsey Gayham, Sotomayor has “character problems?” This coming from a no-necked barely closeted homo whose most fervent wish is to buttsecks a 10-year-old boy, while wearing a diamonique tiara, a three-year-old Vera Wang wedding trousseau, and trying to fellate a pig fetus. In a double-wide. And all while cooking up a tasty batch of meth for his customers down at the Clemson Kum-N-Go.

  • boatapple

    Gayest C-Span video ever.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Graham should actually be awarded points for his honesty, both in coming right out in saying he won’t support her but also for not even making an attempt to hide the fact he’s an ignorant, prejudiced tool.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=331111]Cape Clod[/re]: I thought about his Beavis/Butthead relationship with Walnuts too, but then I figured a fellow commenter would yell FIVE AND A HALF YEARS at me.

  • boatapple

    In fact, wasn’t that the hearing where Graham made Alito’s wife cry? I can’t bear to watch the whole thing.

  • Fox n Fiends

    jesus. no wonder the South lost the war.

  • octupletsmom

    [re=331106]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: “Fiery” chili peppers shoved up and down his Anglo orifices!

  • widget09

    How long before Lindsey Graham busts out the Panda suit, I’m just sayin’.

  • Scrodd

    He’s just bitter being a lonely, unfuckable bottom.

    Go take a trip to Fire Island, lighten up, find an anal sex conga line, and loosen the loafers a little more, Lindsey.

  • you cannot be serious

    Oh, Granny, calm down. Time for you to to rest a spell on the fainting couch.

  • Min

    Sonia would have to literally stick her thumb in the eye of the court’s oldest and feeblest justice to come even close the vitriol spewed by Antonin Scalia. And that’s just in his written opinions for the court.

  • bitchincamaro

    Love the way Graham leans on his fave word, “reems” in that porn clip. And no, he didn’t mean “reams”.

  • doxastic

    In Lindsay Graham’s ethical universe, paying to be diapered by ladies who are not your wife is totally understandable. Being some-sorta-mexicany AND having the gall to be a woman at the same time = character problem. He’s gonna take Jeffrey Rosen’s predictably shitty friends’ word on that one.

  • Cathangover

    Hey guys, I’m a little new to this whole “Confirmation Hearing” rigamaroll (Embarrassing, I know), so could you please inform me as to what percentage consists solely of dipshit senators yapping to absolutely no one while the nominee waits for a scheduled bathroom break?

  • Cicada

    Sotomayor is a fiery Latina Hulk. She’s all nice and Bruce Banner one minute, but just make one little chimichanga joke….

  • NoWireHangers

    I can’t believe I never noticed before, but Lindsey Graham is really creepy looking. Like, seriously. It makes me think of these:

  • donner_froh

    [re=331116]SayItWithWookies[/re]: From the Slate BFF article:

    Their policy differences are imperceptible, and when they switch positions, they tend to do that in tandem

    Maybe one of them tops on Tuesday and Thursday, the other on Wed. and Friday.

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=331139]Cathangover[/re]: 100%

  • lizard scum

    She’s known to use empathy, so of course she has a poor temperament for the job. Laws are like Plato’s Forms, they exist apart from the world. Any thinking that involves empathy immediately disqualifies you, as this is an unfortunate and earthly emotion.

    Bo for SCOTUS: he’s black and colorblind, with a fine temperament.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    “You aren’t a bigot. I’M the bigot. I’m the biggest bigot, EVER. I just SCREAM racism. You sir, are no bigot.

  • Pat Pending

    I had no idea that Delores del Rio was nominated for the Supreme Court.

  • GoesToTwelve

    I’m sorry, you can’t be John McCain’s #1 Buttboy and raise the issue of temperament with anyone.

  • ph7

    Lindsey’s been spooked by fiery temperamants ever since that last Craigslist causal encounter.

  • bored with gravity

    Fiery temperament, indeed. Graham doesn’t like pico de gallo or salsa on his morning bag of dicks.

  • Mahousu

    [re=331144]Hooray For Anything[/re]: You forget, there won’t be Biden any more, so it’ll only be … all right, it’ll still be 100%. But it’ll seem like only 99%.

  • pdiddycornchips

    Temperment? The wingnuts are going to hang their hat on the issue of temperment? Scalia? Alito? Thomas? The three horsemen of douchebag jurisprudence.

    I’ll steal a line from Carville and say if Sotomayur gave Lindz one of her balls they’d both have two.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    And remove that smirk on his face with a cheese grater.

  • WadISay

    [re=331144]Hooray For Anything[/re]: If this is an example of what the Repubs are referring to as “teachable moments” in these hearings, it is teaching that they are full of intolerable hypocricy, practiced by closeted drag queens.

  • 4tehlulz

    Too much botox affects judgment.

  • Paterlanger

    [re=331111]Cape Clod[/re]: Forget the Sotomayor/McCain temperament comparison. Graham no doubt loves the work of current Justice Scalia, a notoriously cranky old bastard.

  • Mr Blifil

    Gee I wonder if the vote will break along party lines? That’d be a thing, wouldn’t it?

  • The Unfairman

    [re=331122]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, ALAN!

    That’s when that joke got old.

  • Come here a minute

    At about 0:25, why does Lindsay say “chicken bottom”?

  • Crankenstank

    The horrible burden of having a girl’s first name has proved too much for Lindsay, who will wreak her/his revenge by using the TELEPHONE GAME on Maria. THERE, take that.

  • Sussemilch

    Is that really a picture of Lindsey Graham? Good lord he looks gay.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    To borrow one of my favorite snippets from Hamlet, Sotomayor makes ol’ Lindsey’s butt blench.

  • paintitblack

    [re=331164]pdiddycornchips[/re]: not enough time to look it up (and don’t really care), but how did girly-boy Lindsey feel about John Bolton being ambass to UN? Seems like there’s tons more evidence about Bolton’s bullying, nasty actions than Sotomayor’s alleged temperament, but the wingtards loved them some Bolton. Just saying…

  • MarSF

    I saw Lindsey this morning on the teevee getting all pissy about Sotomayor. I tried to absorb the “substance” of his words yet all I could think about was how closeted and bitchy he was.

  • BklynIlluminati

    My Rican abuelita would gone up side his head,tehn say Que decir puto? Now start again con respecto. He’s lucky he is getting the next generation model the one that has a safety valve.

  • JSDC007

    Lindsay likes his Mexicans more tanned and in speedos apparently.

  • Mad Farmer Manifest

    [re=331180]Come here a minute[/re]: Because he’s a furry. (Feathery?)

  • RoscoePColtraine

    [re=331185]Sussemilch[/re]: In South Carolina, if you’re firmly in the closet, all your old-fashioned friends and relatives call you ‘sweet.’ He looks ‘sweet’ in the picture.

  • jinxykb

    Is it just me, or does he look like a girl who needs to rethink her hair style (and tie)?

  • pdiddycornchips


    He voted for Bolton, saying Bolton would “reform” the UN. Being a raging hard on in the service of the wingnut overlords is a feature, not a bug.

  • Country Club Jihadi

    Lindsey and Sonia need to compare estrogen levels.

  • Scarab

    Can you please use a photo that makes Graham look totally gay?

  • One Yield Regular

    At my place of employment, Lindsay Graham’s characterization of a strong, capable and intelligent Latina as having a “temperament” problem would be grounds for dismissal, not to mention a savage thrashing when he dares to attempt to exit the building.

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=331188]paintitblack[/re]: Bolton also has a fiery temperament but Sotomomayer is also empathetic, which means she would be really passionate about helping people. Bolton isn’t empathetic at all so he would just really be passionate about blowing shit up. Republicans seem to favor one over the other.

  • drrty martini

    “Quite frankly” is the new “also”.

  • Mustang

    NO GIRLS ALLOWED!!! Especially fiery Mescan gals!!!

  • populucious

    It’s interesting that Graham thinks she’s “firey” cuz I’ve heard rumors on the Internets that this Sotomayor is “Latina”. I’m sure there’s no connection.

  • TGY

    Comment duly noted and filed for future reference.

    Oh, yeah, who got a little shirty and said, “Quack, quack”? In the blinds with Dick F. Cheney.

  • GreyPanter

    Is every Repub now going to say “I believe she does have the intellectual capacity” every time he or she (or he) speaks? “I wasn’t 100% behind the education bill, though I believe she does have the intellectual capacity, but I felt that it was the best thing for my constituents to vote for the bill.”

  • bitchincamaro

    HuffPo is reporting that Sotomayor backed up a racist cop in a NYS lawsuit and that the hissing sound you hear is the deflation of the Rush & Company raison d’etre. Sorry for the french.

  • Dave J.

    Submit that photo of Lindsay to the “Men Who Looks Like Old Lesbians” website, stat. Or make a new website and have this photo the lead post. It could be called “Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians Who Are Dressed As Gay Men” website.

  • Boojum

    In saying fiery attitude, he meant hot as a little boy’s ass.

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    Lindsey totally looks like one of those closeted middle-aged men in Alabama who, when accused of buttfuckery, responds “Oh no, honey. Not me. I just teach choir at the junior high.”

  • paintitblack

    [re=331259]Hooray For Anything[/re]: thanks. Think I got it now: wingtard total asshole nasty dumb shit = EXCELLENT; liberal empathy and logical, informed smart thinking = UNACCEPTABLE.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=331269]populucious[/re]: She also talks with her hands. Strike two.

  • Hominidx

    He kinda looks like Dave Foley at 80 + daily cases of gin.

  • prophet1195

    A fiery hot chimichanga in the right spot and Lin-see does la cucaracha as well as Carmen Miranda after a few bottles of Dos X’s. Hell, he’s the terror of the Mayberry danceathon.
    Nobody else can get those Fort Sumpter cannons spewing brimstone like Lin-see.

  • gjdodger

    He forgot the part about how she’s clean and articulate. Epic Fail, Lind-She Gra-Her.

  • hobospacejunkie

    Let me congratulate Wonkette on the use of the above photo of Lindsey Graham. Being a journalistical organization of high repute, you have chosen an objective photo that present Lindsey Graham as simply a human being when the temptation must have been great to post a photo that positively sings “I’m so pretty & witty & gay!!”

    There is just nothing sweet ol’ Lindsey can do to not look gay, is there?

  • doxastic

    I believe Lindsay Graham does have the heterosexual capacity, but there is a character problem, there is a temperament problem.

  • imissopus

    [re=331260]drrty martini[/re]: Beat me to suggesting that.

  • Capricatony

    Who is that old british woman in the picture?

  • rj77

    Who knew Kenneth the Page was such a douchebag?

  • randomsausage

    looks like a cock-botherer, sounds like a cock-botherer…..therefore, he’s a cock-botherer.

  • Jukesgrrl

    [re=331212]BklynIlluminati[/re]: Could we substitute the judge with your Rican abuelita for just one day of the testimony? I have a feeling it would get the proceedings off C-SPAN and onto the networks. And I know more than one senator who desperately needs a powerful up side the head.

  • problemwithcaring

    [re=331188]paintitblack[/re]: Please, he’s best friends with John “McCunt.” This queen loooooves it rough.

  • Roger the Shrubber

    Are we sure that Lindsay Graham isn’t a lady in drag?

  • IceCreamEmpress

    On what planet could any of that have possibly been acceptable behavior for a Senator? What did he do next, write something mean in Sotomayor’s slam book and then tell the captain of the football team that she bleaches her mustache?

  • Potata

    Oh Alito *slurp slurp*

  • assistant/atlas

    Well, what do you expect from a guy whose state’s only introduction to Hispanic (Latino? Mexican? brown?) culture is the hilariously racist Pedro’s South of the Border.

  • Potata

    [re=331456]IceCreamEmpress[/re]: If he did she would have bled all over him. With her menstruation. WHICH SHE HAS.

  • Jonny Lieberman

    Watching that video it becomes very difficult to believe that our democracy is the envy of anyone, let alone the world.

  • finallyhappy

    Country Club Jihadi[/re]: And being of Judge Sotomayor’s age myself and looking at Lindsay- I’m definitely saying he has the top estrogen score. I bet he swallows fresh mare urine- no Premarin for him

  • medici

    You mean Lindsey hasn’t come out of the closet yet???

  • DangerousLiberal

    [re=331111]Cape Clod[/re]: If her fucking temperament was so goddamned bad, why did Bush I appoint her to the court? Huh? Henggghhhh?

    Sorry, I am having a temperament problem of my own today. It’s from the fucking Rethugricans.

  • A Better American Than YOU

    Miss Graham needs to acknowledge Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón who settled Myrtle Beach in 1526. It’s a true fact.

  • Que miras, cabron!

    Michael Musto has been bitching in his Village Voice columns about the lack of “bottoms”. He needs to “expand” his search and start trollin’ for colon in South Carolina.

  • pat robertsons personal trainer

    You know how I know you’re not a closet bigot? Because I, Lindsey Graham, know closet cases. Now please excuse me while I break into this impromptu rendition of Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time.” You ever seen that video, Mr. Alee-Toe? That’s just a great American values video. Lots of phallic imagery to go with that 60 year old dude running around in assless chaps and flirtin’ with all the seamen.

  • pat robertsons personal trainer

    [re=331164]pdiddycornchips[/re]: i love the carville theft, but it actually makes more sense and is funnier when it’s delivered, “if Sonia gave Lindz one of her balls, then they’d each have one,” i.e. Lindz’ ain’t a uni-ball, he’s ball-less.

    i hate to be “that guy” but it’s really an underrated joke, needs to be told a little more often, and is one of the few things carville should be proud of post-1996–unless he said it pre-1996, in which case, carville’s been completely useless for well over a decade.

    [re=331164]pdiddycornchips[/re]: abso-fuckin-lutely on the douchebag triumvirate of scalia, thomas, and alito. scalia’s “temperament” is about as inviting as bay buchanan’s tits.

  • pat robertsons personal trainer

    [re=331188]paintitblack[/re]: just watch bolton’s yosemite sam routine on Maher from last week. he’s every bit as full of shit as cheney, only slightly more temperamental.

  • trondant

    Ha ha, some Freeper just stole your headline!

  • EdFlinstone

    Well Lindsey is rumored to be quite the expert in sucking.

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=331478]assistant/atlas[/re]: Wow. You were not kidding. I suppose a Senate Republicans road trip to Pedro’s South of the Border must be on their calendar in the near future.

  • katrina

    “An openly lesbian 2008 South Carolina Democratic candidate for Congress has called out three Palmetto State Republicans for being closeted gays in an interview for a progressive Democratic blog.”

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    One has to admit to a world gone Daily Report when a state full of crackers elects a guy named Graham.

    Alas, Lindsay’s great sexual confusion seems to have opened the commentary portals to some misguided gay bashing, an unfortunate crossfire (I’m not including you masters of irony). It’s obviously Graham’s hypocrisy about the confusion that so irritates the enlightened, not his sexual agenda or lack thereof.

  • iolanthe

    [re=331631]trondant[/re]: Stole the whole article, looks like …

  • hahajohnnyb

    I could do without them both.

  • thomas666

    what gives this closeted poof, (not that theres anything wrong with that…I’m very pro gay/lesbian myself,) the authority to judge anything this outstanding federal judge has to say aqnyway…his senate seat? So what…he’s a clueless dupe for the fringe-oos…

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