Ooh, poor baby!

Courtesy of WaPo:

Lindsey Graham apparently needs money for his Senate reelection campaign. And so the South Carolina Republican has taken his appeal for funds to an unusual venue: cable news.

Specifically, Fox News. In a pair of interviews on the network on Thursday, Graham pleaded with Fox viewers for campaign cash, in an emotional appeal almost as weepy as Jerry Lewis in one of the later hours of his old charity telethons.

“I’m getting overwhelmed,” he told prime-time host Sean Hannity. Then, he turned to Hannity’s viewers, adding: “Help me. They’re killing me moneywise. Help me. You did last week. Help me again.”

A few hours earlier, on the “Fox & Friends” morning program, Graham delivered a similar message. “My opponent [Democrat Jaime Harrison] will raise almost $100 million,” he said. “I’m being killed financially. This money is ’cause they hate my guts,” he said, apparently referring to Democrats.

Politicians appearing on TV news often sneak in a reference to their campaign websites in an effort to attract supporters and their contributions. But such a direct appeal for donations, especially in a news interview on such a high-profile venue as Fox, is rare.

I could literally watch Lindsey Graham having a nervous breakdown all day every day. 

Graham’s political opportunism is the stuff of legends and watching him squirm is beyond satisfying. 

The man has redefined hypocrisy for our modern times. 

And he has opened himself up for unrelenting mockery. 

Could not happen to a more deserving fellow.

Come on South Carolina you deserve better than this, vote Jaime Harrison.