Grayson: ‘Palin is a Chillbilly and the Smartest Leader from the GOP since George W. Bush’

PalinSurpriseSarah Palin got better than she gave when she recently attacked U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Orlando). The representative was a prime target of the GOP even before a recent poll showed that 29% of the registered Republicans in his district support him, despite the fact that he’s a Democrat. Palin made Grayson the centerpiece of her fundraising speech at the Central Florida Lincoln Day dinner:

Piper is with me tonight, so I won’t say anything about Alan Grayson that can’t be said around children. But thank you, Florida, for allowing candidates in a contested primary to duke it out over ideas and principles and values, all with the same goal, and that is unseating those who have such a disconnect from the people of America. That’s what the goal is here in this race against Alan Grayson. Please fight hard, and do this for the rest of the country. Fight hard, and send a conservative to Washington, DC.”

What Palin might not know about the race is that of Grayson’s 13 opponents on the GOP side, not one is seen as viable. All the people anyone ever heard of have dropped out of the primary contest for one reason or another.

And speaking of what Palin doesn’t know about Central Florida politics, Grayson responded quickly to Palin’s attack, letting loose a stream of one-liners that would be the envy of the writers for David Letterman’s show. “I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them,” Grayson said. His press release called Palin “the former half-term Governor” and noted that at the event, she wore clothes she paid for herself. It didn’t stop there.

Grayson praised Palin for having a hand large enough to fit Grayson’s entire name on it. He thanked Palin for alleviating the growing shortage of platitudes in Central Florida. Grayson added that Palin deserved credit for getting through the entire hour-long program without quitting. Grayson also said that Palin really had mastered Palin’s imitation of Tina Fey imitating Palin. Grayson observed that Palin is the most-intelligent leader that the Republican Party has produced since George W. Bush.

When asked to comment about what effect Palin’s criticism might have, Grayson pointed out, “As the Knave’s horse says in Alice in Wonderland, ‘dogs will believe anything.'” Earlier, as the Orlando Sentinel reported, Grayson said, “I’m sure Palin knows all about politics in Central Florida, since from her porch she can see Winter Park,” which is part of Grayson’s district.

Grayson said that the Alaskan chillbilly was welcome to return to Central Florida anytime, as long as she brings lots of money with her, and spends it.


  • Nikolai
    March 15, 2010 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    “Chillbilly.” That’s all Grayson had to say, heh

  • Stump Toen Hero
    March 15, 2010 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Wow, when he decides to retire from politics he has a future as a comedy writer!

    It would be very hard for anyone to critisize Palin on the issue because she her record clearly shows she has only one issue and that is herself.

  • March 16, 2010 - 4:31 am | Permalink

    Grayson is delivering one-liners on Palin…she deserves everyone of them…and I think Grayson has a whole truckload of those witticisms about palin and the rest of the repalicans. I would love to see her debate Grayson…
    would show good on Comedy Central and Grayson would not have to dub in a laugh track.

  • sliderossian
    March 16, 2010 - 11:29 am | Permalink

    Representative Grayson is the person most qualified to be president of our times. Only someone with a ego (decidedly deserved – look him up on Wikipedia), a focus on truth and ethics. an inordinate amount of money (and an intimate knowledge of money) and. above all. the ability to verbally “top-dog” another for the cameras and debates, etc., has a chance to represent the USofA of today. Conservatives, liberals, progressives, tea baggers, everyone is crazy waiting for someone with the strength and focus of purpose to get things done, regardless of corporate lobbying or any political, triangulated, tortured, unending maneuvering. Regardless of party or affiliations, or even belief system. Just someone who shows spine and consistency and care for the majority of Americans.

    Why do so many Republicans support him? The Democratic Party doesn’t care, but its salvation lies within that one little answer. Pity.

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