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Lindsey Graham Pours Beers, Contemplates Marrying Carly Fiorina

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham offered a funny response to the classic “Date, Marry, Kill” game.

During CNN’s Politics on Tap, Graham was asked several satirical and political questions by CNN’s David Chalian and Dana Bash

“To the Donald!” Graham said, after pouring several rounds of Jack Daniel’s and joining in a toast.

“There is a fun bar game, which I will clean up, because we are in mixed company, and on television,” said Bash. “So, I’m going to call it: Date, marry, or make disappear forever.”

Shortly after, Bash asked Graham who he would date, marry, and kill from a list including Sarah Plain, Carly Fiorina, and Hillary Clinton.

“You don’t want me to do the Mormon thing here,” said Graham, an apparent reference to plural marriage.

“Date, marry, or make disappear forever,” said Bash. “Take your time, senator.”

Graham, a natural wit, found his way around the question. “Date” came first. “Sarah Palin — we’ll go hunting on our first date,” he said. Next was “marry,” an easy joke set-up.

“Carly, because she’s rich,” said Graham.

When Bash pressed, and asked Graham if he would erase the existence of Hillary Clinton, he was ready with the punchline.

“No, but is she rich? She said she was flat broke.”

The Washington Post reports:

The game ended there, and Bash moved on to Graham’s opinion of the debate rules that had stuck him in little-watched “undercard” contests.

“I think it sucks,” he said. “The whole concept is flawed. With all due respect, I know there are a lot of us running, but I don’t think I’m an undercard candidate when it comes to national security. I think I’ve got something to offer. And polling, at this point, is based on celebrity or soundbites. If you had a TV show, you’ll do better than someone who didn’t have a TV show.”

Despite everything CNN had just inflicted upon him, Graham had some praise for the network. Its undercard debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library had featured a live audience. Fox News’s debate, in Cleveland, had not.

“The problem was that we were in an arena built for 30,000 people, and no one was there,” Graham said. “You’d tell a joke, and no one laughed. Kind of like right now.”

Photo credit: Daily Mail.


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