Deep Stupid


Today’s winner is Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Graham had his private meeting with Sonia Sotomayor, today.  He says he told her frankly that he is troubled by that quote about a Latina woman making better decisions than a white man — told her, he added with emphasis, that if he’d said something similar, his career would be over.

Can we get Sen. Graham’s 8th grade English teacher to re-explain the notion of context to him?

Can we get his 8th grade history teacher to re-explain the, er, colorful history of white males from South Carolina, senators most definitely included, particularly on the subject of race?

Surely if we did that, we wouldn’t have to connect the dots for him.  Surely.  Right?


2 Responses to “Deep Stupid”

  1. jazzbumpa Says:

    I first became aware of Graham Cracker during the Clinton impeachment. His question was: “Is it Watergate, or is it Payton Place?” Good, I thought, this guy will obviously reach the right conclusion . . .

    But he didn’t.

    Howsomevah, the man can put a coherent sentence together occasionally. Maybe he’s only situationally stupid. That would go in a foolishly consistent way with his context-blindness.

  2. urbino Says:

    Yeah, Graham is hard to predict. Sometimes he talks like somebody who’s actually been out of the house a few times in his life, and sometimes he’s just a total dimwit.

    None of the Deep Stupid posts are directly about the person, but about what they said. Although, in some cases (e.g., Rep. Bachmann), one can have one’s cake and eat it, too.

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