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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:58 AM
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POLITICO: Rep. Grayson won't hold his tongue 3/6/2009
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19695.html

Rep. Grayson won't hold his tongue
By JOSH KRAUSHAAR | 3/6/09 4:19 AM EST

The Florida freshman has taken on Rush Limbaugh and Wall Street CEOs.

The standard playbook for new members of Congress includes this time-honored piece of advice: Lay low, focus on constituent service and avoid drawing too much attention to yourself.

But Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) hasnt paid much attention to the old adage about being seen and not heard. Just two months into his first term, hes already making a name for himself with a shoot-from-the-lip style and an ideological edge that some argue is ill-suited for the competitive, suburban Orlando seat that he represents.

On Wednesday, Grayson weighed in on the dispute between the Obama administration and Rush Limbaugh, calling the conservative talk show host a sorry excuse for a human being. In January, he referred to Limbaugh as a has-been hypocrite loser who was more lucid when he was a drug addict.

The tart-tongued freshman also skewered Wall Street CEOs with sharp questioning at a recent Financial Services Committee meeting video of which he uploaded to YouTube and, in a much-noted personnel move, hired prominent liberal blogger and political consultant Matt Stoller to be a senior policy adviser on his congressional staff.

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19695.html
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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:00 AM
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1. I like the cut of his jib.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:03 AM
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2. Grayson is awesome! That man is truly awesome. He's about as honest as a politician can be. (nt)
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:04 AM by w4rma
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:06 AM
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3. Good...
We've gnashed our teeth over wimpy types in Congress long enough. If he's willing to take the chance and speak up even as a freshman rep I'm all for it.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:08 AM
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4. Alan Grayson is one of the best new Dems (little n big D) in the congress
Please send money his way next cycle.....he is one of the few truly on our side.
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