Graham Gets a Swirlie

October 15, 2009

Just before I entered sixth grade, I was terrified that the older middle-schoolers would give me a swirlie — holding me headfirst in the toilet so that my hair assumed the shape of the bowl. I was relieved to discover that the middle-schoolers at my school, at least, weren’t as twisted as they were made out to be by my fifth-grade peers.  Turns out, some republican activists in South Carolina are borrowing tricks from my middle school of myth.

Growing up is hell. Think Progress has the scoop, as does the Wonk Room.

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