Tell it to the slaves

A Republican senator says his home state hasn't quite gotten "over" Abraham Lincoln yet.

By Tim Grieve
Published March 8, 2005 7:40PM (EST)

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared over the weekend at an annual Lincoln Day dinner in Knoxville, Tenn. Why wasn't he back home in South Carolina? Because, Graham said, his home state isn't quite ready to honor the 16th president of the United States. "We don't do Lincoln Day dinners in South Carolina," Graham said. "It's nothing personal, but it takes awhile to get over things."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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