George Will names Grayson 'America's Worst Politician'

Rick Moran
George Will lists chapter and verse why Alan Grayson should be scrubbed from office - something he calls "an act of civic hygiene:"

There are hundreds of plausible nominees for the title of America's Second-Smarmiest Politician, but surely the top spot is un-contested. Americans of all political persuasions can come together in affirming one proposition: Public life would be improved by scrubbing Rep. Alan Grayson from it. This act of civic hygiene probably will be performed Nov. 2 by voters of Florida's Eighth Congressional District. Polls indicate that a majority of them plan to deny Grayson, 52, a second term by electing his resonantly named opponent, Daniel Webster.

The vulgarity of Grayson's brief congressional career validates the axiom that there is unseemly exposure of mind as well as of body. Concerning his nonstop anger, whether real or feigned, remember: "Anger is not an argument." So said Sen. Daniel Webster (1782-1852).

Will takes a few well aimed pokes at Charlie Crist as well.

Pity Florida. Like Grayson, Gov. Charlie Crist, a political contortionist of astonishing flexibility, has become a political sociopath. To rehearse his year of living ludicrously:
When seeking the Republican nomination for senator, he described himself as "a true-blue Reaganite Republican" and initially had a 30-point lead over his challenger, Marco Rubio, former speaker of the state House of Representatives. Rubio argued that Crist was not really a conservative and, when Rubio surged to a 30-point lead, Crist decided that he was not even a Republican. He began running as an independent, sprinting away from his previously held positions on a variety of issues, from education to marriage, and health care to taxes.

Grayson is trailing in his race for another term while Crist is fading fast in the senate race. While it's true we sometimes elect morons and charlatans, the beauty of the American system is that there is always another election where we can rectify our mistakes.



George Will lists chapter and verse why Alan Grayson should be scrubbed from office - something he calls "an act of civic hygiene:"

There are hundreds of plausible nominees for the title of America's Second-Smarmiest Politician, but surely the top spot is un-contested. Americans of all political persuasions can come together in affirming one proposition: Public life would be improved by scrubbing Rep. Alan Grayson from it. This act of civic hygiene probably will be performed Nov. 2 by voters of Florida's Eighth Congressional District. Polls indicate that a majority of them plan to deny Grayson, 52, a second term by electing his resonantly named opponent, Daniel Webster.

The vulgarity of Grayson's brief congressional career validates the axiom that there is unseemly exposure of mind as well as of body. Concerning his nonstop anger, whether real or feigned, remember: "Anger is not an argument." So said Sen. Daniel Webster (1782-1852).

Will takes a few well aimed pokes at Charlie Crist as well.

Pity Florida. Like Grayson, Gov. Charlie Crist, a political contortionist of astonishing flexibility, has become a political sociopath. To rehearse his year of living ludicrously:
When seeking the Republican nomination for senator, he described himself as "a true-blue Reaganite Republican" and initially had a 30-point lead over his challenger, Marco Rubio, former speaker of the state House of Representatives. Rubio argued that Crist was not really a conservative and, when Rubio surged to a 30-point lead, Crist decided that he was not even a Republican. He began running as an independent, sprinting away from his previously held positions on a variety of issues, from education to marriage, and health care to taxes.

Grayson is trailing in his race for another term while Crist is fading fast in the senate race. While it's true we sometimes elect morons and charlatans, the beauty of the American system is that there is always another election where we can rectify our mistakes.