You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.
Posting a Diary Entry
Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as
is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.
When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.
If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.
ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.
One diary daily maximum.
Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries
that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
Today on the Ed show, Jonathan Alter compared Lindsey Graham (R-Dingbat) to John McCain's Sancho Panza. Uh, excuse me? Sancho Panza!? And does that make John "I forget how many houses I have" McCain the impecunious, insane but noble Don Quixote? IMHO Lindsey Graham ranks way behind even Rocinante!
Sancho Panza and Don Quixote. (M.Peinado / Flickr)
It's really quite unfair to Sancho Panza and Don Quixote to lump them in with these two poseurs, in particular Lindsey Graham. Didn't the Ingenious Hildalgo charge the windmills at least believing them to be giants?
And was not Sancho Panza loyal to his master throughout their many misadventures, right up to the day that Alonso Quixano the Good, formerly known as Don Quixote of La Mancha, lay dying:
"Ah!" said Sancho weeping, "don't die, master, but take my advice and live many years; for the foolishest thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die without rhyme or reason, without anybody killing him, or any hands but melancholy's making an end of him. Come, don't be lazy, but get up from your bed and let us take to the fields in shepherd's trim as we agreed. Perhaps behind some bush we shall find the lady Dulcinea disenchanted, as fine as fine can be. If it be that you are dying of vexation at having been vanquished, lay the blame on me, and say you were overthrown because I had girthed Rocinante badly; besides you must have seen in your books of chivalry that it is a common thing for knights to upset one another, and for him who is conquered to-day to be conqueror tomorrow."
Unlike Sancho Panza, Lindsey Graham will never take any responsibility or blame for failure. Could Lindsey Graham ever give a speech as noble as Sancho's last remarks to Alonzo Quixano the Good?
So yes, Jonathan Alter, please stop making this comparison! I've got some suggestions however below in the poll for replacements.