Grayson vs. “my congressman is nuts”

Everyone in the country knows of freshman Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.). He called a lobbyist “a K Street whore”, and who proclaimed Dick Chaney should STFU. Grayson also continues to tell us “45,000 people die each year” because they lack insurance, despite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.Grayson wants an average citizen thrown in jail because, well, just because he’s Alan Grayson.

Grayson established a Web site called “congressman with guts”, no doubt in honor of his enormous ego. Angie Langley, a former top Republican official in central Florida, recently established a Web site called “my congressman is nuts”.  Grayson took offense. So much so that he filed a four page complaint with none other than Attorney General Eric Holder alleging that Langley should be fined and put in jail for up to 5 years. Why, you might ask?

Grayson claims her Web site is “false and misleading” because Langley (lucky for her) lives about 10 miles outside of Grayson’s district. Consequently, he claims she should be prohibited from using the word my in her Web site, should be jailed, and fined lots of money. Never mind that I thought members of Congress represented all of us, Grayson apparently believes he doesn’t.

According to Grayson

“Ms. Langley has deliberately masqueraded as a constituent of mine, in order to try to create the false appearance that she speaks for constituents who don’t support me,” writes Grayson. “[She] has chosen a name for her committee that is utterly tasteless and juvenile.” [emphasis supplied]

Far be it from me to be judgmental. I’ll let you decide. Who is utterly tasteless and juvenile, Ms. Langely, or Mr. Grayson. Regardless of your decision, you gotta love the name of Langley’s Web site.

Sister Toldjah, Volokh Conspiracy and Hot Air have posted about this story during the last few days. Fun stuff!

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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. Dimsdale on December 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    We are all paying for these political prostitutes, and none of us is getting a "happy ending".

  2. Linda Mae on December 22, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    He needs to follow his own advice – which I can't believe he said on national news – "STFU"  The man is a jerk.

  3. Ellyon on December 23, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Called both Senators today. First the liar who said that he wasn't going to vote for it and changed his mind under pressure. And then the thief who I knew was going to vote for it. The thief's person hung up on me and then the liars just went uh-ha,  uh-ha. It took all I could muster up to be as genteel as possible. When are we going to take back what is rightfully ours? These arrogant legislators who want to be called the Honorable Senator or Congressman are nothing more than thieves and liars. Nothing honorable about any of them.

  4. Dimsdale on December 24, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Methinks he doth protest too much.  The guilty parties always show the most indignation when called on their words and deeds.

  5. ali-t on December 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    The First Amendment to our Constitution states that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.  Everyone has the right to mock, make fun of and point out the failings of our politicians.  It's an American Art Form.  Our freedom to criticize our leaders is not limited to those who claim us as constituents.  We are subject to the laws of all of Congress, and therefore we can take issue with any and all of them.  Mr. Grayson must have thought he was Knighted into a Monarchy, not elected in a Democracy.  Seems to me many of our elected officials have similar Napoleonic complexes (Dodd, Boxer, Pelosi, Reid, etc).   Since Mr. Grayson has sworn to uphold the Constitution, and has obviously not read it, he should be relieved of his position.   Vote the bum out, Florida!

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