Politics & Policy

All Grayson, All the Time

Democratic instigator Alan Grayson has hit the news on nearly every front lately, so much so that reading the Florida political press is like being transported to a twilight zone where every media outlet is run by MSNBC screamer Ed Schultz. It’s all Grayson, all the time.

That said, much of the coverage is not positive. (It’s enough to make Schultz want to burn the house down.)

  • Grayson is standing by his much-criticized ad comparing his opponent, former state legislator Daniel Webster, to the Taliban. When asked if he would apologize, Grayson responded, “Of course not,” and said Webster’s worldview is “unbelievably twisted.”

     

  • After Sarah Palin attacked his campaign ad on her Twitter account, Grayson fired back. In a fundraising pitch to supporters, Grayson derided “Her Tweetness” and suggested that 140 characters is the limit of Palin’s attention span.

    It was surprisingly mild for Grayson. Here’s what he wrote to supporters when Palin visited his district in March: “Palin, the former half-term Governor, current-nothing and future-even-less, charmed the all-Republican audience with her folksy folksiness and her homespun homespunnery. Atypically, Palin was wearing clothes that she had paid for herself. At the end of the event, she shared her recipe for mooseface pie.”

     

  • Politico picks up on the accusation that Grayson has helped fund a third-party candidate in order to split his opponent’s vote.

     

  • Said third-party, the Florida Tea Party, denies any backing from Grayson, and says they have nothing to hide.

     

  • The National Republican Congressional Committee has dropped a new ad calling Grayson “a national embarrassment.”

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