Very interesting article by the Politico:
Republicans and Democrats slammed Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for calling Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a “K Street whore” in a month-old radio interview that circulated on Capitol Hill Monday night.
“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.
Grayson doesn’t fit the mold of the establishment, and that is enough for his colleagues, even in his own party, to start bashing him. Grayson is still in his first year and learning, but I don’t think we want him to learn to much. We actually need more Graysons out there – leaders willing to stand up and say it exactly how it is.
Of course all the right wing blogs are sucking up on this story big time. What’s really funny is how these same blogs back Michelle Bachmann so much. I’m sure if some journalist did the same sort of story, but about her, we would have a very similar outcome.