Monday, August 17, 2009

Profile in Cowardice: Florida Dem to Hold 'Town Hall' at Union HQ

Hiding behind union goons

You thought NYC Democrat Jerrold Nadler phoning it in was bad?

Check out the stunt Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is pulling.
Congressman Alan Grayson will hold a town hall meeting on health care in Orlando Monday night.

In a release sent exactly 24 hours before the town hall meeting, the freshman Democrat's office says Grayson "intends for and expects this event to be a respectful and productive session."

Grayson says he wants to "discuss the need for health care reform, listen to concerns or answer questions from the constituents he serves, and debunk many myths being circulated."

The meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 606 Union Hall at 820 Virginia Drive.

A union member tells WDBO it is not involved in the town hall meeting, but will have 4 members manning the microphones. The member says Grayson contacted them about reserving the facility. The hall has a capacity of 125 people.
So the meeting is at a union hall, union goons will man the microphones, but they're not involved in the town hall meeting.

Good grief, can it get any more lame than this?

H/T Darwin Akbar.

After he's finished hiding from his constituents, Grayson is welcoming Crazy Joe down for a $1000 a plate fundraiser.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Orlando Wednesday to help Congressman Alan Grayson raise cash.

Biden is also attending a fundraiser for Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, at the same hotel on the same day. But it seems a stealth mission compared with Grayson's exuberant promotion on his Web site. "Don't miss the event of the year!" reads a headline.

Grayson's event, however, has turned into a bit of a PR disaster because one of the hosts is a federal lobbyist. Florida Hospital Lobbyist Dick Batchelor stepped down after questions were raised but first engaged in e-mail war with Andy Sere, regional press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
I hope Grayson enjoys his one term in Congress.

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