Alan Grayson’s “K Street Whore” Apology Is So Much Funnier Than The Actual Insult

by Juli Weiner

Yesterday the websites were very upset with Alan Grayson for calling some some Bernanke staffer a “K Street Whore.” Because yeah yeah, he’s a loose cannon and it’s like soo crazy or whatever, but “whore”? Well apparently it’s a term that’s often “correctly” viewed as offensive to women, he… deadpans? “I offer my sincere apology. I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women.”

Then Anthony Weiner was forced to apologize to Grayson for calling him “one fry short of a Happy Meal”:

“Alan Grayson is a friend and an extraordinary member of Congress. No obviously playful comment from me should distract from the important role Rep. Grayson has played in focusing on the true and tragic costs of our broken health care system. He is a leader and a patriot.”

“French fries” is a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful to Alan Grayson.

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hobospacejunkie October 28, 2009 at 10:22 am

I love a man who apologizes for a happy meal insult. Weiner/Grayson 2012!

freakishlystrong October 28, 2009 at 10:23 am

As a woman, I’m offended, men can be whores as well. See; Johnston, Levi

Larry McAwful October 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

I thought “whore” was specifically disrespectful of prostitutes and other kinds of lobbyists. Again I learned something new today!

Now I want a Happy Meal.

CrunchyKnee October 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

Aint no happy meal like a K-street happy meal.

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

Erm, Juli, it’s “loose cannon.” Loose canon would be like when The Fountainhead is incorporated into The Modern Library and actually taught as a regular read in high school/college. Which is to say, never.

DoctorCulturae October 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

K Street whore. Grayson is guilty of a redundancy.

Larry McAwful October 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

[re=445175]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Spellcheck fails again!

ForTheTurnstiles October 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

[re=445175]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: It’s coming, actually: shortly after the Everyman edition of the Complete Ken Wilber (eighty-four volumes) and the Viking Portable Art Bell (comes wrapped in til foil you can refold into a hat)

Texan Bulldoggette October 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

Wait, I’m confused–are we banning French fries again in the Capital cafeteria? Is Alan Grayson French…my God, that explains everything!

JMP October 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

“I did not mean that gratuitous insult against Rep. Grayson; he is, in fact, a two-foot five-dollar foot-long.”

BeWoot October 28, 2009 at 10:32 am

K Street owes streetwalkers and apology. And McDonald’s owes Grayson a french fry. This will restore balance to the universe.

norbizness October 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

He is start to look more and more like B-movie villain and human chin Robert Z’Dar.

CaiteeCruelle October 28, 2009 at 10:36 am

Salon ran the “K-street whore” story and was critical of Grayson, and the commenters (except for 2 or 3) were piiiiiissssed at the author (yes, I posted). I know at least one of them called Weiner’s office to say “shame on you, you big fat coward, and I’m sending my campaign donation to Grayson instead of you.”

widget09 October 28, 2009 at 10:38 am

Get with the program Alan, the correct phrase would be “K-Street Ho”.

el_chupacabra October 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

now… if it turns out she actually fucked flabby old congress dudes or their nubile staffers to get votes… then he can un-apologize. Paging Larry Flint.

ChernobylSoup v2 October 28, 2009 at 10:42 am

He’s right. Whores do it “often” and “correctly” except when they do it incorrectly. At which point you have to pay them a little extra.

bago October 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

As an extraordinary member living on F street, I am shocked, shocked by the capitol letter prejudice in this affair. I can ho it up through a range of letters.

hobospacejunkie October 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

[re=445196]CaiteeCruelle[/re]: That’s a heartening story. Propaganda is a motherfucking battlefield. Ain’t no time for balance when the future of God’s America is at stake.

dijetlo October 28, 2009 at 10:48 am

He should have gone with “fluffer”. That would have skirted the entire controversy caused by the word “whore” which can refer to a person of low morals as well as a sex worker. A fluffer, on the other hand, is just slurping genitalia for the cash.

A fluffer for big oil….
See, it just rolls off the tongue.

hobospacejunkie October 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

[re=445214]dijetlo[/re]: Plus using fluffer would create a teachable moment for the prudish wingtards, many of whom did not know an alternate meaning of teabagging/teabagger.

Flanders October 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

[re=445184]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Aren’t the best whores French whores?

Egregious October 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

I am a full fledged libtard. Nonetheless, I feel the need to call out Mr. Grayson a bandwagon jumping douche. You can just see his wheels turning…”Gee, Joe Wilson got millions for yellin’ at the President. If I become the Left’s flamethrower, I too could move from back bencher to the big bucks!”

NopantsMcGee October 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

I agree with Egregious. I applauded Grayson for being a loud jerk on the floow of the House becasue he was saying what we are were thinking, but this kind of thing just distracts. I like a firebrand but not, what appears to be a sexist bully.

user-of-owls October 28, 2009 at 11:00 am

Notorious jokester Anthony Weiner is reported to have swiped Grayson’s cell phone and replaced the ringtone.

http://www.pisamba.com/ringtones/view/Hustle-And-Flow-Its-Hard-Out-Here-For-A-Pimp_8644

SayItWithWookies October 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

“I apologize for using a term that was disrespectful to women. I meant to call her a K Street cocksucker.”

CapnFatback October 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

Alan Grayson: suckiest Happy Meal toy ever.

dillplatz October 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

The real story here is that she isn’t, apparently, an *actual* whore. You’ll never work in Sacramento, Linda Robertson…

finallyhappy October 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

[re=445228]CapnFatback[/re]: I like the Oz dolls but I can see how it would be scarier to kids than if it was related to HBO’s OZ.

Capricatony October 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

Quick somebody get me a fainting couch a Democrat said something slightly colorful.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming: Republican congressmen calls everyone he disagrees with a Nazi cannibal child rapist. Ho hum.

Scruffy_The_Janitor October 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

My mother was a K Street Whore…and You Mr. Grayson Sir, are no K street whore.

takes12no1 October 28, 2009 at 11:13 am

[re=445167]freakishlystrong[/re]: exactly I never saw a problem. Lobbyist and whore are pretty much interchangeable no matter how they dress. This one just happens to be a female.

TGY October 28, 2009 at 11:16 am

I feel compelled to apologize for this post and any future post I may make. In future.

gurukalehuru October 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

Sorry I said whore. I meant cum-sucking pussy vendor.

mush October 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

He ought to be apologizing for that scary Halloween style hair-dye job. DAAAMMNN!!!!!!

mz_g October 28, 2009 at 11:29 am

where’s the rest of the story? there needs to be more reporting done: is the lobbyist an actual prostitute or not? is there a slutty k-street version of tila tequila? or is she a coke whore?

TVarmy October 28, 2009 at 11:31 am

Lobbyists sell their credibility and identity for money. Prostitutes sell their bodies for money. Totally different things.

BlackEuro.Observer October 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

[re=445277]TVarmy[/re]:
Main Entry: 1whore
Pronunciation: \ˈhȯr, ˈhu̇r\
Function: noun

3 : a venal or unscrupulous person

Main Entry: ve·nal
Pronunciation: \ˈvē-nəl\
Function: adjective

1 : capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration : purchasable; especially : open to corrupt influence and especially bribery : mercenary
<a href=”http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary”

An Outhouse October 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

“men can be whores as well. See; ”

Gannon, Jeff

artpepper October 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

Of course it’s terribly inappropriate. The lobbyist is the john in the transaction.

Terry October 28, 2009 at 11:55 am

[re=445175]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]:

A “lose cannon” would be John McCain.

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

[re=445305]Terry[/re]: Heh. And a “lose canon” would be the Discount Wingnut Book Section at your friendly neighborhood Sam’s Club, n’est-ce pas?

finallyhappy October 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

[re=445241]mush[/re]: He looks different in person- his hair isn’t so dark and his face is thinner. Also there was no American flag waving behind him when I met him.

S.Luggo October 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

[re=445300]An Outhouse[/re]: Lieberman, Joe

notwavingbutdrowning October 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm

In the congressional cafeteria “freedom fries” have been renamed “Grayson taters.”

Accordion-o-rama October 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm

[re=445305]Terry[/re]: John McCain wrote the lose canon.

Bowdoin October 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Okay, somebody please separate these two incidents and ‘splain the difference.

(1) A hooker engages a john and does a job and receives payment (“campaign contributions”).

(2) A legislator engages a lobbyist and does a job and receives payment (“campaign contributions”)

Go ahead.

yellowdogdem October 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

[re=445292]BlackEuro.Observer[/re]: Hear, hear! The term “whore” has become quite popular for describing both men and women — for example Jon Goslin and the father of Balloon Boy are both “fame whores.” The only problem with Grayson’s characterization is that he forgot to mention that before the staffer became a K-Street whore, he was a whore for Enron.

yellowdogdem October 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Arrrgh! I meant “she,” not “he.”

CaiteeCruelle October 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

The following just occurred to me, too: did the lobbyist herself ever complain about this, either at the time or just now when Politico publicized the story? If not…

Nope, getting pissed-off and unironic again. Stopping here.

graceless October 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

[re=445334]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: Weiner was unpatriotic, using the words french fries. He should be shot, as a traitor.

sati demise October 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I guess teh N.O.W. made him apologize, those floozies. They have no sense of humor.
I say to them, ‘context, ladies!’.

Grayson was certainly right according to:
[re=445292]BlackEuro.Observer[/re]: this was NOT a sexist statement.

problemwithcaring October 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Wasn’t this the same microdick that said highlighting the dumb things Congressmen do for laffs has a corrosive effect on politics? Or is that only when Jon Stewart does it?

Paul Tardy October 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Anyone notice Rep. Grayson is trying to get some of that Liberterian / Ron Paul / Money Bomb action by bashing the fed. Probably won’t work. Don’t think the force is with him.

Joshua Norton October 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

It’s not that he thinks anyone is a “whore”. He’s just drawing attention to the fact that they’re cheap sluts who will do anything, include tawdry sexual acts, for money. But he meant it in a good way.

A Happy Mean and a happy ending. Who could ask for anything more?

Joshua Norton October 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm

[re=445459]Joshua Norton[/re]: uh, Happy MEAL and a happy ending. Although some people like it mean and dirty, too.

Zorg October 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm

[re=445214]dijetlo[/re]: Once again, Wonkette increase my Word Power.

glamourdammerung October 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm

[re=445447]Paul Tardy[/re]: Grayson has been advocating a Fed audit for a while now.

PerhapsSo October 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

As a whore, I was deeply offended at being compared to a lobbyist.

leaveskoalrebelalone October 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm

in the immortal words of tony montana “this town is like a big pussy just waitin to get fukked!!!”

villageatrois October 29, 2009 at 6:06 am

I could love Alan Grayson all day for $200.

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