If Dan Webster hadn’t found a theme for his campaign before last weekend, Alan Grayson managed to hand it to the him and the NRCC with his “Taliban Dan” attack. As Webster’s new ad reminds voters in his district, it’s not the first time that Grayson has made an ass out of himself on the national stage. Hot Air readers will remember most of these incidents, and Webster wants to make sure voters do as well — because it paints an ugly, but entirely accurate, picture of disgrace:
I had forgotten about Grayson’s “whore” remark, aimed at Ben Bernanke aide and economist Linda Robertson. Recall what Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner said about Grayson in response, before Grayson later apologized for the remark:
Outspoken Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is under fire from both Republicans and Democrats after a month-old radio interview was posted online in which Grayson is heard calling an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke a “K Street whore.”
You can hear Grayson making the comment about the Bernanke adviser, who is named Linda Robertson, here. “This lobbyist, this K street whore, is trying to teach me about economics,” he said.
Grayson has been widely criticized for his comment, as Politico and the Associated Press report. Republican Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Grayson is “out of control,” while Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner asked, “Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?”
It doesn’t surprise us, but it probably surprises most of the people in Florida’s 8th CD who voted for him the first time. Hopefully, they won’t make that same mistake again.
Update: That should have been the NRCC, not the NRSC. I’ve corrected the headline and the lead paragraph. Thanks to Dustin S for the heads-up.