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Grayson's 'K Street whore' quip draws fire

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October

It's a new week. Time for another wild statement from Rep. Alan Grayson.

Exhibit 107 in the Grayson file is a radio interview in which he refers to a female aide to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke as a "K Street whore." The remark has brought recriminations from Democrats and Republicans. “Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?” Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., told Politico.

The interview is a month old but, as Grayson is keenly aware, the new media world he has embraced means nothing goes away for good. This morning, Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer issued a statement condemning the Orlando Democrat.

“In such a place as Congress, you’d like to believe that our representatives take their jobs seriously and act with both integrity and honor," Greer said. "There is neither integrity nor honor in Grayson’s remarks or in his actions. I am appalled and embarrassed that he misrepresents his constituents this way, and I can tell you, the people of Florida will not soon forget his words.”

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:24pm]

    

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