Graham: Lieberman would have been better than Palin

By David Edwards
Sunday, October 26, 2008 12:04 EDT
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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.

Partial transcript

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.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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