In act of mutual desperation, CNN and Lindsey Graham conducted an interview over beers at a bar in Boulder last night in advance of tonight’s GOP debate. All parties were there to show the world they know how to have a little fun, which apparently meant a G-rated version of “fuck, marry, kill” called—this hurts to type—“date, marry, or disappear forever.”

Yes, you remember the old game! The one everyone loves to play, about dating, marrying and... making people “disappear forever.” The trio posed to Graham by Dana Bash was Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina, and Hillary Clinton, and, boy did he ever seem excited to answer:

“We can’t go beyond dating, heh, that’s as far as I’m going,” he pleaded at first, before saying he would date all three, which is not a sufficient answer to the game that everyone loves, which is called “date, marry, or make disappear forever.” Eventually, Bash was able to extract out of him that he would date Palin, marry Fiorina and... disappear Clinton.

Of course, these sorts of painful attempts at loosening up are part and parcel of presidential campaigns for both media organizations and the politicians they cover. But Lindsey Graham has as much of a chance of being president as the bench he’s sitting on, and that bench would probably be about as excited by the prospect of spending the rest of its life with a woman.

[images via CNN]

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