Alan Grayson’s Latest Comedy Bit Involves Alluding To The Promiscuity Of A Lobbyist Gal

  his earlier stuff was still edgier


Oh goodness, a month ago Alan Grayson called some lobbyist lady a “K Street whore” and now the Internet has gotten a hold of the secret whore tapes. This was a terribly inappropriate thing to say, and as you can imagine, absolutely nothing has ever pleased The POLITICO more.

Observe as they run what appears to be nothing more than some “color quotes” that were cut from previous it’s-only-a-matter-of-time-before-Alan-Grayson-literally-murders-someone pieces presented in a completely random order:

“There’s no call for that language. No call for it. That’s absurd. If he was standing here now, I’d say that to him,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)

“He’s out of control,” added Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

The remarks are the latest to surface in a string of controversial statements by Grayson, who said on the Alex Jones radio show that he believes Robertson, a former Enron lobbyist, is not qualified to pass judgment on intricate financial matters.

It’s clear that his colleagues’ opinion of him has suffered.

“Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?” asked Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer defended Robertson, whom he said he knows.

“I think it’s inappropriate and unfair,” the Maryland Democrat said. He decried the “heated rhetoric” that he said interferes with the ability solve problems.

Meaning Alan Grayson has probably already literally murdered someone.

[POLITICO]

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73 comments

  1. 4tehlulz

    I too think that this is appropriate and unfair. Actual whores are honest about what they’re doing.

    Rep. Grayson should fly to Amsterdam and apologize immediately.

  2. Noonan

    Anyone who goes on Alex Jones is “one fry short of a Happy Meal” indeed (I’m totally lifting that quote, Weiner).

    Buy GOLD, New World Order!

  3. JMP

    Gah. You know that, were Grayson a Republican, his colleagues would be unanimous in defending him. The statement is inaccurate, though; K street lobbyists are more like johns, it’s the politicians they give money to who are whores.

    I’d read the whole article, but “Sorry but this page has either moved or cannot be found”

  4. norbizness

    As an Austinite, it’s the Alex Jones angle that means that I’ve lost all respect for Captain Rageaholic, not the whore (or, as New Yorkers say, who-ah) part.

  5. johnnypantalones

    Good God man, you’re not supposed to acknowledge that your colleagues are a bunch of whoremongers and that the lobbyists will literally lick their assholes till they sparkle! Don’t you have any fucking decorum, Grayson? For shame, your co-workers are trying to pretend they’re public servants here!

  6. Voyou Charmant

    They should have clipped that quote even closer and made every effort to provide even less context.

  7. memzilla

    Grayson had to use the word “whore” because he couldn’t use the word “c***sucker” on the show.

  8. dekko

    You don’t have to get fries with a Happy Meal. You can also get apples with caramel dip. Perhaps Grayson is just the healthier variety of Happy Meal?

  9. PabaBritannica

    Oh my, Grayson and Alex Jones. The kiss of death. I knew this guy had to be like one of those really obnoxious guys at the organic market with the car covered in bumper stickers about 9/11 truth and vaccines. I’d bet good money on Grayson being anti-vaccine.

  10. Lascauxcaveman

    Applicable memes in reverse chronolgical order:

    1) “You know who else was a K street whore?”

    2) “Today we are all K street whores.”

    3) “Butterstick!”

    I’m sure there are more, also.

  11. hobospacejunkie

    Either Rep. Weiner uses that happy meal line on a daily basis or politico has lifted the quote from elsewhere & mischievously inserted it here for the purposes of discrediting Grayson. I saw Weiner say the same thing about a republican last week on MSNBC. Regardless, what the hell were you doing on the Alex Jones Xtian Conspiracy Hour, “Dick” Grayson?

  12. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=444272]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Such is the life for the winner of the 2009 Howard Beale Award for Public Outspokenness.

  13. WideStance

    Agreeing to be chief lobbyist for Enron => she’ll do anything for money.
    I think it was an apt analogy

  14. finallyhappy

    [re=444266]PabaBritannica[/re]: I doubt that he is anti-vaccine. He may have jumped the shark- or not. An Enron lobbyist is a whore but probably politically -not a good thing to say. On the other hand, a Republican senator who actually sleeps with whores is supported by his colleagues.

  15. Norbert

    No problemo. Keep moving that Overton window, Grayson. This Weiner fellow seems like a pillar of the establishment, maybe we should hear him out on this “single payer” thing.

  16. Let Me Wet My Beak

    [re=444248]JMP[/re]: I think he meant lobbyists are whores cause they sell their rotten souls for money. And Congress does the same thing … as do most of the journalists at Politico and other publications that rely on access to all these other whores.

    It’s all one big happy whorehouse, and only the taxpayers get fucked. Yay!

  17. Larry McAwful

    Politico’s only hyping clips like this about Democrats because they’re a bunch of whores for Joe Scarborough. Reporting things like this will guarantee them spots on “Morning Joe” many times over.

    Oh, did I call Politico a “bunch of whores”? That’s pretty scandalous. Unless you’re talking about men. Not that Mike Allen is exactly what I’d call a real man, but still.

  18. Darkness

    [re=444253]johnnypantalones[/re]: I started to type something, but you said it better.

    Oh, hell, I’ll say it anyway: DO NOT PULL BACK THE VEIL, Grayson, for Gawd’s Sakes! Think of the free tail these pot bellied pigs will miss out on, for the love of Christ.

  19. Davidwatts

    “Grayson, who said on the Alex Jones radio show that he believes Robertson, a former Enron lobbyist, is not qualified to pass judgment on intricate financial matters.”

    YES, BECAUSE WHAT BETTER WAY TO SHOW THAT ALAN GRAYSON IS CRAZY THAN TO POINT OUT HE QUESTIONS THE FINANCIAL ACUMEN OF THE GOOD FOLKS AT ENRON. TRULY NUTS!!! ALAN GRAYSON, EPIC FAIL.

  20. P Drizzle

    I would so totally vote for Anthony Weiner if he ran for head of the Council of Svelte Young Jews. He makes Bill Thompson look even more pathetic.

    Too bad most of Murkah hates deicidal money-grubbers.

  21. Aflac Shrugged

    [re=444242]4tehlulz[/re]: Not to mention that whores limit themselves to fucking the willing, paying clients.

  22. Gopherit

    Let’s get this straight. Lobbyists aren’t whores. They’re the ones with the money. They’re the Johns/Jills. The Lawmakers are the whores.

  23. lawrenceofthedesert

    I liked Kathryn Grayson a whole lot better before she had the operation. Her first movie, “Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary,” (I’m not making this up) featured a score by Cole Porter, and “It Happened in Brooklyn” is one of the most enjoyable B movies ever made (the great Jimmy Durante makes it worth watching, and there’s this Frank Sinatra guy, too). Grayson always has had a surprisingly apt ability to do comedy — but the style of dark, snarky humor that Grayson does as Alan simply doesn’t match up to earlier, sunnier work as Kathryn. This likely is due to changing comedic tastes rather than any gender transition. Congress must be much more boring than Hollywood.

  24. Mad Brahms

    “Out of control”, eh?

    Needs more “GRAYSON’S A GOOD COP!” and “He’s a loose cannon!”

  25. Cicada

    I know what CNN will be covering for the next 8-10 hours.

    Hint: It won’t be an in-depth look at the possible troop build-up in Afghanistan.

  26. Carrie_Okie

    something about [i]…we’ve already established you are a whore, we are just arguing over the price…[/i]

  27. zaccapeters

    Do the faptards at pottico ever quit the ad hominem bs long enough to examine policy options? Or is that too far above their pay grade?

  28. Jim89048

    Back in my ute, we made a distinction between whores and prostitutes. Whores put out for free, and were therefore in high demand. Prostitutes, on the other hand, were out of my reach, financially, and were considered not so desireable. Higher fruit, perhaps, or maybe it had something to do with growing up in the terminally gay SF…

  29. sati demise

    I loves me some Alan Grayson! He can call a lobbyist a whore any day, fine by me. They cant handle the truth!

    But he did rage on at Matt Taibbi one time before he got elected.
    Matt is mum on the reason for this, but said he was shocked, shocked he says, by the bluntness of Mr. Grayson.

  30. EdFlinstone

    How dare Grayson go after an Enron lobbyist!!! These people had a job to do ripping off consumers in California, damaging pension funds, ripping off investors and destroying the lives of their employees with worthless 401ks. Only the tone-deaf, clueless, harumphing, beltway insiders are outraged. Yawn.

  31. mumblyjoe

    Honestly, Graysons comments were offensive to the *actual* K-street whores who “Intensely Lobby” the Interior Department. Why isn’t anyone thinking of them?!

  32. jinxykb

    I don’t care that he made 1 dumb ass remark. Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh make millions every year, and are worshiped as leaders of the republican party and they are offensive every time they are on the air. I hope Grayson shows better judgment in the future, but I’m not going to throw him under the bus because he called some conscience-free enron chick a whore.

  33. sati demise

    [re=444497]EdFlinstone[/re]: Exactly! Sheesh, what else could you call an Enron lobbyist?

    Facts still have a liberal bias. sometimes a whore is just a whore.

  34. PlanetWingnuta

    It’s Karen Hill. I want to talk to you.

    Hello? Don’t hang up on me! I want to talk to you!

    You keep away from my husband, you hear me? Open the door! Answer me!

    I’ll tell everyone who walks in here…that in R, Rossi, you are nothing but a whore!

    Superintendent? I want you to know you have a whore…in R!

    Rossi, Janice Rossi. Do you hear me? He’s my husband! Get your own goddamn man!

  35. PoignancySelz

    [re=444268]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: In what respect did he mean whore, Charlie?
    Grayson/WeinerTraficant in ’12

  36. assistant/atlas

    Alan Grayson really needs to do a contest where he asks constituents for something new and crazy (but true) to say each month. I’d offer:

    “If Joe Lieberman thought he could get votes and campaign cash by fellating a bear, you can be sure that ole Joe would swallow, too. Not because he had to, but because he wanted to.”

  37. glamourdammerung

    I am kind of baffled that anyone would stand up for the noble institution of lobbyists at this point.

  38. Aquannissiwamissoo

    When referring to the the 2000-2008 Gale Norton Dept. of the Interior, the correct nomenclature is “biostitute.”

  39. Atheist Nun

    Alan Grayson Suggested Followup: “…And you know who else is a whore? Mr. Male Lobbyist. They’re all whores, etc.”

    That way, he never has to apologize for calling the female lobbyist a whore, which I’m sure she is. Problem solved!

  40. sati demise

    [re=444836]Funky[/re]: are you a wingnut voicing your concerns to teh wonkette? Or an ENRON whore? do tell.
    [re=444870]Atheist Nun[/re]: please god, do not let Sen. Grayson apologize, in Jeebus name, amen.

  41. Atheist Nun

    [re=444891]sati demise[/re]: No, he should never, ever apologize, unless it’s like this. And, Alan Grayson should have his own column on Wonkette, where he can call out other whores, every day, for our mutual amusement.

  42. Violenza

    [re=444897]Atheist Nun[/re]: I did get a Wonkette-ish vibe when he made that joke about Obama being a Muslim on Real Time.

  43. stolichnayaaa

    I. LOVE. THIS. GUY.

    Even his silly screw-up will have everyone who wants to tar him as sexist engaging in a debate about “well, what did he mean by ‘whore’”. It’s farking aikido. It is brilliant.

    I know he didn’t do it intentionally, but still. He is angry, he is smart, he is untouchable, and he is lord-a-mighty goofy looking but also kind of intimidating like Lennie from Of Mice and Men. He is glorious. He should be our king.

  44. Smoke Filled Roommate

    He should start all interviews with something like, “I want to be formal, but I’m here to party too. I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party.”

  45. H_Tuttle

    I don’t know. What else can you call a K-Street whore who pays the client? A philanthropic K-Street whore?
    And the client, Mr. Good Wench?

  46. ithasatilde

    [re=444744]PoignancySelz[/re]: THANK YOU for bringing up the original crazy-ass weird hair Democrat, Jim Traficant. Nothing gets me out of a commenting lull like that sexy coif. Beam me up, Scotty!

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