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Alan Grayson, a Democrat Not Afraid to Strike Back
At last there's a Democrat who's not afraid to get into the ring with the most outrageous Republicans. Alan Grayson freshman Democrat Congressman from a normally Republican district in Florida has been rocking the boat in Washington. Samples:
"If you get sick, America, the Republicans' health care plan is this: "Die quickly!"
On Dick Cheney: "I have trouble listening to what he says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he's talking."
On Linda Robertson, Federal Reserve official and former Enron lobbyist: A "K Street whore!"
The K Street whore remark on a talk radio show brought a rebuke from Steny Hoyer, Dem majority leader and an apology from Grayson.
Grayson's hard hitting style isn't what one might expect from a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School as well as someone who clerked for Bork, Scalia and Ginsburg.
Check his new website:
and his opponent's site at
11-1-09 NY Times "That's Outrageous"
- Alan Grayson "Outrageous"
In recent weeks, Mr. Grayson has catapulted himself to national renown for outlandish rhetoric and a pugilistic political style that makes him seem less staid lawmaker than a character on the lam from one of his Orlando districts theme parks.