Originally created 09/07/02

Lindsey Graham is no conservative



When I heard that U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., would seek a seat in the U.S. Senate, I thought, "What an outrage." Even more outrageous is that he would imply that he is a "conservative" candidate.

He and his Newt Gingrich-cohorts threw every kind of garbage they could imagine into the House of Representatives' agenda and, had it not been for the leadership of former Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., a lot more of their junk would have been dumped on us.

I believe the way to a strong economy is to put money, as an investment, in labor. Mr. Dole is a Republican and believes in major support going to "big business," but good character is the base for any activity. I believe that if Rep. Graham is elected and the Republicans are a majority again, Mr. Graham will not be replacing Sen. Strom Thurmond, rather Bob Dole. Who would save us then?

Conservative: What does that mean to Lindsey Graham? He and his fellow fanatics spent at least $70 million trying to unseat a president who was elected by a plurality all Americans. They used charges that had already been settled by his state long ago. In an effort to find anything they could dig up, they came up with charges that any of us could be charged with.

I am a conservative Christian; I came to church as a sinner, asking God for forgiveness. All the folks with whom I attend church would say the same thing. I do not think any of us would go back to try to prove what is obvious.

We try to win others from sin. What Mr. Graham and his cohorts did might not be unlawful, but it was a misuse of authority. It was an attempted coup d'etat, and should not be rewarded with a promotion to the Senate...

Charles Alexander, North Augusta, S.C.