Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Obama's Favorite 'Out of Control' Democrat Apologizes

After some Democrats said loose cannon Kos Kid Alan Grayson was out of control and a fry short of a Happy Meal, we got word the imbecile in the White House lavished praise on the man who called a female lobbyist a "K Street Whore."

Stay classy, Barry.

Meanwhile, Grayson, the new darling of the far-left fringe, realized he may have gone just a wee bit far with that whore comment. Saying the GOP wants old people to die -- and die quickly -- apparently is still OK.
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida has apologized for calling an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke a "K Street whore."

"I offer my sincere apology to Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke," Grayson said in a statement emailed to reporters. "I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women."

"This characterization of Ms. Robertson, made during a radio interview last month in the context of the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should be independently audited, was inappropriate, and I apologize," he added.

While appearing on the Alex Jones radio show a month ago, Grayson complained that "this lobbyist, this K street whore, is trying to teach me about economics." (The comments were posted online this week.)

He was roundly criticized by members of both major political parties for the comment, with Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner asking, "Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?"

But until now, Grayson has stood by the comment.
Seems someone may have since gotten to Weiner.
"Is this news to you that this guy's one fry short of a Happy Meal?" Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., told Politico, a Capitol Hill publication. Weiner later issued a statement calling Grayson a "patriot" and said his criticism was "obviously playful."
Most of the media doesn't seem to be at all concerned Grayson is appearing on radio with one of the looniest of 9/11 Truthers out there in Jones.

The Democrats need to ask themselves whether this embarrassment is worth it. How many time must a guy go around apologizing before you take action?

Update: I hadn't even heard of this tool Grayson until this summer, but I have to chuckle reading this.
Roll Call: Freshman Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) lost $3 million in a stock swindle between 2000 and 2005, a Florida television station reported this week.

According to Orlando’s Local 6, Grayson was an investor in a Ponzi scheme run by the company Derivium Capital. The scheme allowed Grayson and other investors to turn over stock to Derivium in exchange for cash loans and redeem the value later if the stock prices increased.

The station cited court filings indicating that Grayson transferred about $29 million in stock to the fund, taking out about $26 million in cash. A South Carolina court ruled earlier this year that Derivium shareholders were owed about $270 million in lost profits and that Grayson’s share of that would be about $34 million.
So this boob was swsindled in a Ponzi scheme yet he and his people are claiming he's some sort of sage economist.
"She attacked the Congressman and his efforts to promote a Republican bill to audit the Federal Reserve," Jurkowski said of Robertson. "She actually questioned his understanding of the difference between fiscal and monetary policy. She had the audacity to attack a Congressman who used to be an economist. She's a career lobbyist who used to work for Enron and advocates for whatever she gets paid to promote."
I can see Obama bringing Grayson on as an economic adviser after he gets the boot from Congress next year.

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