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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:38 PM

31. Remember when Graham was called a pilot fish?

Well, he's just hedging his bets now - or maybe he can see that the tide is turning and he's trying to latch onto the next winner.

“People try to analyze Lindsey through the prism of the manifest inconsistencies that exist between things that he used to believe and what he’s doing now,” Schmidt says. “The way to understand him is to look at what’s consistent. And essentially what he is in American politics is what, in the aquatic world, would be a pilot fish: a smaller fish that hovers about a larger predator, like a shark, living off of its detritus. That’s Lindsey. And when he swam around the McCain shark, broadly viewed as a virtuous and good shark, Lindsey took on the patina of virtue. But wherever the apex shark is, you find the Lindsey fish hovering about, and Trump’s the newest shark in the sea. Lindsey has a real draw to power — but he’s found it unattainable on his own merits.”

More: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/lindsey-graham-senate-trump-928948/



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