C'MON MAN  2:55 pm June 3, 2009

Lindsey Graham Meets Sotomayor, Tells Her She Sucks

by Jim Newell

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 June 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm

“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 June 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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

Judas Peckerwood June 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

“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 June 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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

Someone needs a good water boarding.

rereridiculous June 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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

Cape Clod June 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

“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 June 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Gayest C-Span video ever.

Hooray For Anything June 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

jesus. no wonder the South lost the war.

octupletsmom June 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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

widget09 June 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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

Scrodd June 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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

Min June 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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

doxastic June 3, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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

NoWireHangers June 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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

lizard scum June 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

“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 June 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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

GoesToTwelve June 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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

ph7 June 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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

bored with gravity June 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm

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

Mahousu June 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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

WadISay June 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Too much botox affects judgment.

Paterlanger June 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:35 pm

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

The Unfairman June 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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

That’s when that joke got old.

Come here a minute June 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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

Crankenstank June 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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

RoscoePColtraine June 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm

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

paintitblack June 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Lindsay likes his Mexicans more tanned and in speedos apparently.

Mad Farmer Manifest June 3, 2009 at 3:48 pm

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

RoscoePColtraine June 3, 2009 at 3:48 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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

pdiddycornchips June 3, 2009 at 3:53 pm


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 June 3, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Lindsey and Sonia need to compare estrogen levels.

Scarab June 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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

One Yield Regular June 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

“Quite frankly” is the new “also”.

Mustang June 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

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

populucious June 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

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. June 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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

Rev. Peter Lemonjello June 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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

Hominidx June 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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

prophet1195 June 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:40 pm

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

hobospacejunkie June 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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

imissopus June 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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

Capricatony June 3, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Who is that old british woman in the picture?

rj77 June 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Who knew Kenneth the Page was such a douchebag?

randomsausage June 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

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

Jukesgrrl June 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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

Roger the Shrubber June 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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

IceCreamEmpress June 3, 2009 at 6:01 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Oh Alito *slurp slurp*

assistant/atlas June 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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

Jonny Lieberman June 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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

finallyhappy June 3, 2009 at 6:49 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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

DangerousLiberal June 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

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

Que miras, cabron! June 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 7:10 pm

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 June 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Ha ha, some Freeper just stole your headline!

EdFlinstone June 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

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

hobospacejunkie June 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

[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 June 3, 2009 at 10:27 pm

“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 June 3, 2009 at 11:17 pm

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 June 4, 2009 at 11:41 am

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

hahajohnnyb June 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I could do without them both.

thomas666 June 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

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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