Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:59 pm

Depends on the definition of “troubling”

Filed under: You're doing WHAT with my money?? — Lex @ 11:59 pm
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Regular readers may have surmised in recent months that we here at Blog on the Run World HQ love us some Alan Grayson. So you can imagine that we were tickled pink to learn that at least right now, his re-election prospects are looking pretty darned good:

House Republicans have an opening now, and they’ve lost so many seats the last two cycles that there are many places where they need to land a recruit. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) has spent much of his first eight months in office giving the GOP ammunition to use in 2010, but there is still no major opponent to run against him. Republicans will almost surely get someone formidable, but it’s mildly troubling that nobody major is raising money yet against one of the wealthiest members of Congress.

I’ve always thought no office holder should be able to seek re-election unopposed, but for Grayson I might be willing to make an exception.

A couple of additional thoughts:

  • The irony of “one of the wealthiest members of Congress” making life difficult for the banksters is delicious. It’s not getting any of them one step closer to the 6-by-8 cells they belong in, but it’s delicious nonetheless.
  • The magazine The Hill is such a fixture of inside-the-Beltway establishmentarianism that it finds “mildly troubling” the fact that no Republican has surfaced to run against one of the few congresscritters who is actually standing up for ordinary people by trying desperately to impose some small measure of sanity (let alone honesty) on our financial system. I’m a Republican, but the only way I would find that troubling would be if I knew there were a Republican out there in Grayson’s district who could and would do an even better job in this critical arena than Grayson is doing. Such a creature might exist, just as a 12-toed sloth might exist at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. But neither I nor anyone else has seen either one.
  • No fewer than four of North Carolina’s 13 House members sit on the Financial Services committee — Democrats Mel Watt and Brad Miller, and Republicans Walter Jones and Patrick McHenry. And Grayson, who, unlike them, is only in his first term, is eating their lunch.
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1 Comment

  1. […] this, remember, even though, at least as of a couple of weeks ago, Grayson was not only unopposed, there wasn’t even anyone out there raising money for a possible challenge. On top of that, ABC News chief Washington correspondent and “This Week” host George […]

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