Most politicians enter the profession knowing that they must develop a thick skin. Take a stand on anything, and the critics will come out of the woodwork.
Florida Congressman Alan Grayson has distinguished himself by his outrageously extreme characterizations of his political opponents. A Florida resident, fed up with the embarrassment the congressman has brought to her state, set up the web site mycongressmanisnuts.com to rally support for the cause of unseating him in 2010.
Grayson apparently thinks that the constitutional guarantee of the right of free speech applies only to those who agree with him. Instead of ignoring the site or defending his actions, he filed a federal complaint against the website owner.
Grayson won’t be content with having the site shut down. Relying on technicalities related to how the activist set up her fundraising committee, he also wants the site owner fined and “imprisoned for five years”.
Perhaps the My Congressman is Nuts site could launch an investigation into Grayson’s own fundraising activities. I’ll bet there are a few gems in there worth posting for the world to see.
Not that there isn’t sufficient evidence already that Grayson doesn’t have what it takes to serve honorably in Congress.
(Via: Orlando Sentinel, December 18)