Thurmond's successor in the Senate is GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, another cultural conservative. We've reported in the past on rumors that Graham is gay, so we thought we'd pass along the latest. Linda Ketner, an openly lesbian candidate for Congress in the last election (who lost narrowly), recently gave an interview in which she said she didn't think her sexual orientation was that big a deal in the election, and then she mentioned some other state politicians who she says are gay, but have remained in the closet. One was Graham.
We wonder how conservative Graham really is. In the Senate, he has emerged as one of the more thoughtful Republicans--certainly a lot smarter than his colleague from SC, Jim DeMint. He could even be described as a "moderate"--but only by comparison to some of his more right wing colleagues.
We wonder. What would happen if Graham came out of the closet and leveled with voters? Our guess is he'd still be re-elected.