by Chris Haire
I've never been a big fan of slapstick, but I can always appreciate a good pie fight.
Right now, there's a whole lot of pies being thrown, at Townhall meetings, Tea Parties, cable talk shows, and now the U.S. Capitol.
As unexpected as the pies thrown by the Palmetto State's own Joe Wilson and then just a day or so go from the Sunshine State's Alan Grayson were, now comes a custard-filled salvo from Lindsey Graham, one of the few voices of reason, well, in all of Washington.
And the targets of his pie flinging is quite unexpected: Glenn Beck and the Birthers.
Sam Stein at the HuffPo reports:
"Only in America can you make that much money crying," Graham said of Beck. "Glenn Beck is not aligned with any party. He is aligned with cynicism and there has always been a market for cynics. But we became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers."
Appearing before a crowd of Washington's elite power players and opinion-makers, Graham spoke largely without filter, offering acidic takes on subject well beyond Beck. The Senator called the birther community that questions the president's U.S. citizenship "crazy" and implored them to "knock this crap off" so the country could get on to more important matters.
"I'm here to tell you that those who think the president was not born in Hawaii are crazy," said Graham, who went on to dispel another myth: that Obama is a closet Muslim.
Nyuk. Nyuk. Nyuk.