Graham to conspiracy theorists: 'Knock this cr*p off'

Image by First Draft of HistoryImage by 20091003-graham.jpg Watch more of the interview at The Atlantic.

While being interviewed for The Atlantic's "First Draft of History" conference, Republican senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham was asked about fringe elements of the Right, like the Birthers.

Read more stories on this subject in our Lindsey Graham topic page.His response was surprisingly straightforward: "So I'm here to tell you that those who think the president was born somewhere other than Hawaii are crazy. He's not a Muslim. He's a good man."

[And, yes, he later went onto explain that the comment was not: He is not Muslim and is therefore a good man. -- You think politicians would have that down by now.]

Read about and watch the interview over on The Atlantic's Web site.

Lately I've been impressed with Graham's ability to side-step much of the political nonsense.

Hat tip: The Palmetto Scoop.

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