POLITICS

Lindsay Graham Likes That McCain Calls Him "Little Jerk"

It's no secret that John McCain has a temper. HuffPost has a collection of stories on McCain's blow ups here, including Bob Dole's rationale for the behavior. Obviously most people don't like it when McCain loses his cool. Fellow republican Lindsay Graham, on the other hand, doesn't seem to mind. According to Politico, Lindsay Graham likes it when McCain calls him "little jerk." What do others think? Politico has some more on that:

Some call Graham a lapdog. Others say he acts as though he's one of McCain's legislative aides. One Senate aide, who called Graham and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) "Pips" to McCain's Gladys Knight, said that Graham "fawns over McCain like there's no tomorrow." In the run-up to this week's hearings for Army Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, The Washington Post's Tom Ricks said Graham "sometimes seems like McCain's 'Mini-Me.'"

McCain doesn't seem to think his temper is a problem. He told Fox News this weekend that,
"If I lose my capacity for anger, then I shouldn't be president of the United States." "When I see the waste and corruption in Washington, I get angry," McCain told host Chris Wallace.