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Fact-checking Alan Grayson's new ad, 'Taliban Daniel Webster'



U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson -- the man who described the Republican Party's health care plan as "die quickly"  and who later equated the health care system to an American holocaust, who suggested former vice president Dick Cheney was a vampire who could turn into a bat and fly away at a moment's notice, and who said putting Republicans in charge of government was akin to making members of al-Qaida pilots  -- is making another series of eye-catching claims.

Grayson, an OPolitifactFloridaLogo copyrlando-area Democrat facing a difficult re-election against former Florida House speaker and Senate majority leader Daniel Webster, launched a stinging television attack on Sept. 25. The title of his advertisement? "Taliban Dan Webster."

PolitiFact Florida offers the first of two fact checks on the ad, zeroing in on the use of Webster's own words in the ad. (Note: We found the original video Grayson uses to help bolster his claims.)


[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:31pm]


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