As Kim noted below, does this guy kiss his mother with that mouth? Think about it for a minute. A Congressman calls a lobbyist a whore? In this instance, Congressman Alan Grayson called Linda Robertson, a lobbyist for the Federal Reserve, a “K Street whore”. Notwithstanding the difficulty in differentiating a K Street lobbyist and a Congressman, Mr. Grayson has distinguished himself in a way that might embarrass an exhibitionist.
So who is Alan Grayson? Well, he’s a freshman Democratic Representative that quickly (one might say with veritable lightening speed) lunged for the headlines:
Just a few months ago, Grayson was a Florida House freshman with virtually no national name recognition. But he burst onto the scene in September when he suggested on the House floor that the Republican health care plan is “to die quickly if you get sick.“
Perhaps suffering from Joe Wilson envy, Mr. Grayson’s next stunt was to insult Federal Reserve lobbyist Linda Robertson, who was hired by the central bank to resist efforts by Congress to audit the Federal Reserve Bank (I favor the audit, not the messenger):
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.)
Picking up on the meme, the HuffPo juxtaposed photos of Elliot Spitzer’s favorite prostitute with a photo of Linda Robertson, demonstrating once again that a crotch shot can better illustrate their point than anything else they have to say (which point resonates with their readers that still insist they read Playboy for the Vonnegut and not the photos)
Obviously recognizing the SNAFU his boss had created, the Congressman’s spokesman promptly grabbed a shovel and violated the rule of holes:
“Let’s be clear about the context,” Todd Jurkowski, Grayson’s spokesman, said earlier today. “The attack was on her professional career, not her personal life.”
“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.”
So that makes her a whore.
Here’s a list of some other members of the brothel that so consumes Representative Grayson’s attention. I wonder if the Congressman would call Linda Daschle a whore? Would Tommy Boggs be a “john” (or does the metaphor become so confusing that we must question his manhood?).
The Republican Party should pray for more Democrats like Alan Grayson.