Recently, I compared Alan Grayson to an ex-KGB agent who was now engaged in a second career as a Mafia pimp. I don’t know what I was thinking: the KGB tried not to hire babbling fools, and neither does the Mafia.
Incompetent babbling fools, at that.
The short version: Grayson just got caught by the papers indulging in some sloppy video editing to make it look liked Daniel Webster said the exact opposite of what he did say*. You can see the original video here (complete with Grayson’s habitual aroma of eau de fearstink): below are Webster’s actual remarks.
As my colleague Erick Erickson just noted, Grayson’s the kind of politician who would attack his opponent’s daughter for being a thespian. And remember: Grayson is one of the netroots’ paragons. They’d clone this doofus, if they could.
*Extra points: he’s got a female staffer to make his excuses for him. I wonder if she had to be the one to have to explain away the ‘whore’ comment? Did she get drunk that night, and cry a little?
No, I’m actually sympathetic. It’s not easy to find a job, these days. Sometimes you have to do what needs to be done, and worry about the hit to your self-respect later.