HIS EARLIER STUFF WAS STILL EDGIER  11:10 am October 27, 2009

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

by Juli Weiner


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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4tehlulz October 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

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.

Noonan October 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

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!

PsycGirl October 27, 2009 at 11:16 am

Can’t watch the video just yet…it’s not that drippy woman, is it?

JMP October 27, 2009 at 11:17 am

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”

norbizness October 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

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.

jinxykb October 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

I knew it was too good to last. Grayson has just Jumped the Sharks.

:(

johnnypantalones October 27, 2009 at 11:20 am

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!

Voyou Charmant October 27, 2009 at 11:21 am

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

memzilla October 27, 2009 at 11:23 am

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

bureaucrap October 27, 2009 at 11:23 am

<$50K/year – whore
$50K-$100K – slut
$100K-200K – tool
200K+ – leader, opinion-maker

dekko October 27, 2009 at 11:24 am

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?

PabaBritannica October 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

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.

Lascauxcaveman October 27, 2009 at 11:29 am

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.

hobospacejunkie October 27, 2009 at 11:29 am

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?

CaiteeCruelle October 27, 2009 at 11:30 am

This proves, again, that Dems are feminizm’s 9/11. Palin/Feminizms 2012!

freakishlystrong October 27, 2009 at 11:32 am

Whoah? Meh…I’m more shocked he did the Alex Jones show..

ManchuCandidate October 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

So Grayson got busted for telling the truth again.

Lascauxcaveman October 27, 2009 at 11:38 am

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

WideStance October 27, 2009 at 11:38 am

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

S.Luggo October 27, 2009 at 11:40 am

What Grayson said:

— Grayson supports limiting the Fed’s power. An economist early in his career, he said he didn’t need to be lectured by “this K Street whore” [Robertson] about why such regulation isn’t necessary. —

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/27/national/w081416D36.DTL&type=politics#ixzz0V9RFESP2

finallyhappy October 27, 2009 at 11:42 am

[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.

Crank Tango October 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

Messy! right?

Spike October 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

Way to stand up in defense of K-Street whores, Stenny Hoyer.

Woodwards Friend October 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

Calling a lobbyist a whore – Fine.
Willingly conversing with Alex Jones – Not so much.

Norbert October 27, 2009 at 11:53 am

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.

Let Me Wet My Beak October 27, 2009 at 11:54 am

[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!

Larry McAwful October 27, 2009 at 11:54 am

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.

Darkness October 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm

[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.

MLHencken October 27, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Grayson is the new Fonzie.

Davidwatts October 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm

“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.

SayItWithWookies October 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Why are all these goatfuckers upset about being called whores?

proudgrampa October 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm

[re=444243]Noonan[/re]: Buy SILVER, too!

P Drizzle October 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm

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.

Aflac Shrugged October 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm

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

Gopherit October 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm

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.

lawrenceofthedesert October 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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.

Mad Brahms October 27, 2009 at 12:39 pm

“Out of control”, eh?

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

Mr Blifil October 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I think Politico is one pubic hair short of a bush.

proudgrampa October 27, 2009 at 1:03 pm

“One fry short of a happy meal.”

Is that anything like “One toke over the line”?

Cicada October 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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.

Carrie_Okie October 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

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

zaccapeters October 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

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?

Jim89048 October 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm

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…

sati demise October 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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.

Lionel Hutz Esq. October 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm

When will the Politico run its article: Michelle Bachman: Crazy or Bat-Shit Crazy?

Extemporanus October 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I’ll take “A Hor ti Culture” for $500, Alex.

EdFlinstone October 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm

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.

proudgrampa October 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

[re=444490]Extemporanus[/re]: Still can’t make ‘em think…

mumblyjoe October 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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

Fuck Toad October 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm

So messy!

jinxykb October 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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.

sati demise October 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm

[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.

Uncle Joe October 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Not to belabor the obvious, but isn’t “K-Street whore” a redundancy?

PlanetWingnuta October 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm

[re=444245]PsycGirl[/re]: SO messy!

PlanetWingnuta October 27, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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!

PoignancySelz October 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

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

assistant/atlas October 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

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.”

PoignancySelz October 27, 2009 at 4:09 pm

[re=444720]PoignancySelz[/re]: Grayson/WeinerTraficant ’12

Tundra Grifter October 27, 2009 at 4:33 pm

At least he didn’t call anybody the Antichrist!

glamourdammerung October 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm

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

Aquannissiwamissoo October 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm

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

Funky October 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Wonkette,

Why dont you use the word wingut more. You definitely dont overuse the word at all.

Atheist Nun October 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

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!

sati demise October 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

[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.

Atheist Nun October 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

[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.

Violenza October 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

[re=444430]proudgrampa[/re]: Sweet Jesus.

Violenza October 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

[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.

stolichnayaaa October 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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.

LowerdPeninsula October 28, 2009 at 1:57 am

The Politico is a whore. Also.

Smoke Filled Roommate October 28, 2009 at 2:48 am

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.”

H_Tuttle October 28, 2009 at 8:32 am

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?

Atheist Nun October 28, 2009 at 6:12 pm

[re=444992]Violenza[/re]: If he’s not commenting here now, he should be!

ithasatilde October 29, 2009 at 12:25 am

[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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