Graham: Lieberman would have been better than Palin
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. Lindsey Graham is he stood by a New York Times quote where he supported Joe Lieberman over Sarah Palin for vice president.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you’ve said publicly, and it’s printed in the New York Times today that you thought Joe Lieberman would be a better pick. Do you still stand by that?
GRAHAM: I was pushing Joe because it would transcend politics as we know it. Two people who put country ahead of party. Governor Palin is what John McCain has been trying to do in Washington, she has done in Alaska. She has — filing a complaint against a sitting attorney general of your own party with a Democrat takes a lot of guts. Taking on the oil interests, you know, cutting taxes. She is — running against an incumbent governor. John sees in her many of the qualities he sees in himself.
This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast October 26, 2008.