Graham: "Okay, Say It To Me"

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After putting on a show during the first day of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had a slightly awkward, apparently good-natured moment with Sotomayor today as he tried to get her to repeat her "wise Latina" quote before the committee.

As he got ready to question her on the quote, as the committee's other senators had done, in turn, since 9:30 a.m., he shuffled his papers and, looking up at her and smiling, said he couldn't find it.

Sotomayor waited for Graham to find it, so he could read it to her and begin his line of questioning.

He stopped shuffling for a moment. "Do you remember it?" he asked, smiling.

After a pause, Sotomayor answered, "Yes."

"Okay, say it to me," Graham replied--with the tiniest degree of impishness in his expression. Sotomayor looked at him for a moment, not answering.

"I got it, alright," Graham said, finding the desired paper.

Crisis averted.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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