Rep. Alan Grayson: Integrity, Conscience & Good Old-Fashioned Chutzpah
Watching Rep. Alan Grayson’s comments on health care this week was like being treated to a tall glass of water after a long, dry summer. And what a long summer it’s been — watching our elected leaders ride herd into the sunset with the fellas from insurance/pharma industries, and leaving the rest of us behind in the dust to fight it out with the village idiots, whose loud, obnoxious, redneck, political theater has drawn the media to them like moths to flame. You’d almost think the rest of us didn’t exist.
That is, until today. Thanks to you, Rep. Grayson, our voices have been heard. Thank you for speaking your conscience and for, in the process, speaking on behalf of the 70% or so Americans whose voices have neither been heard or respected throughout this farce of a health care debate. You are, Rep. Grayson, what we here in South Carolina call a real peach. I only wish there were more of you to go around.
I hope that if you’re compelled to give another apology, it’ll be just as conscionable as the one you gave today.
Sept. 29, 2009: Rep. Grayson, with visual aids, offers his description of the Republican’s health care plan.
Sept. 30, 2009: Rep. Grayson’s apology.