09/20/2009 10:00 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Help Me, Lindsey

Sen. Lindsey Graham was one of the Republicans answering the President on Sunday's Meet the Press, and he had a good talking point.  At least he must have thought so, because he kept using it during the discussion of the health care debate.  The president could keep going on TV, Graham asserted, but it won't do any good, because the public isn't buying what he's selling. 

Then, moments later, the subject turned to Afghanistan, and the very same Senator said he was proudly siding with the president even though the idea of sending more troops over there was broadly unpopular.   Meaning, I somehow thought, that the public isn't buying what either of them is selling.

Cognitive dissonance?  Lack of petty consistency?  Lindsey, you're a JAG, you be the judge.