South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Thursday, raising eyebrows for many who remember Graham as one of Cruz’s harshest critics.
Yes, this is the same Lindsey Graham who said Ted Cruz could be shot and killed on the floor of the Senate and nobody would notice. He also said choosing between Cruz and Donald Trump is “like choosing between being shot or poisoned.”
Makes total sense right?
Well, not for everybody. Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, co-hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere struggled to understand why Glenn loves the endorsement.
“I heard it yesterday and I’m like, ‘This is fantastic,'” Glenn said. “Pat reads it, and he’s like, ‘He should just shut up.'”
Pat couldn’t help but share what his response would have been.
“Yeah, I said he should tell him, ‘No, thank you. No. I mean, that’s really sweet and everything. No,'” Pat said.
Ever the pragmatist, Stu eventually came around.
“I mean, it is good that people — you want the establishment to detest you, but eventually to be okay throwing the money that is donated to, you know, the party. And you want the apparatus behind you, if you can get it,” Stu said.
Typically, you wouldn’t want to compare the candidate you are out stumping for to a rat, but Glenn shared his best Ratatouille analogy and took a slight shot at Lindsey Graham in the process.
“Here’s you all have to know: In Ratatouille, there’s a good rat. And there’s some bad rats, okay? Just imagine that the bad rat is Lindsey Graham. Got it? I know that’s hard to imagine Lindsey Graham as a nasty, weasely little dirty rat,” Glenn said.
“Ratatouille the whole time was saying, ‘Hey, I’m going to be a chef, and I’m going to work in the kitchen.’ And all of the bad rats were like, ‘We’re not working in the kitchen. We’re rats. We’re going to steal the food. That’s what we do. We’re going to live in the sewers.’ And he’s like, ‘No, we’re going to clean our hands, and I’m going to work in the kitchen.'”
It’s actually not too difficult to picture Washington D.C. politicians as rats, but what would be a miracle is to get them all to follow a “chef” that actually knows what he’s doing.
“None of the other rats wanted to work in the kitchen. But at some point at the end, all of the rats were, ‘Okay. Put me in the steamer. Clean me. Fluff my hair up. I’ll work in the kitchen,'” Glenn said.
Leave it to Stu however, to take the analogy literally.
“But then the country gets their food made by a rat?” Stu said.
“Okay, it’s got some holes in it. It’s just off the top of my head. It’s not something I worked out in advance,” Glenn said. “Yeah, they washed their hands. They’re fine. And everything works out in the end. I think they lose the restaurant and everything else because there were rats working in the kitchen. But, again, let’s not think this through.”
Featured Image: Senator Lindsey Graham is interviewed by Dana Bash during CNN’s Politics On Tap at Walnut Brewery on October 27, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. 25763_001 (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for CNN)