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Grayson apologizes for 'whore' comment
CNN ^ | 10/27/09 | Martina Stewart

Posted on 10/27/2009 6:27:32 PM PDT by hole_n_one

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Florida Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson issued a written apology Tuesday evening for a comment for a month-old comment that has stirred controversy on Capitol Hill in recent days.

During a September radio interview, Grayson called Linda Robertson, an aide to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who has also worked as a lobbyist, a "K Street whore."

In a statement issued Tuesday evening, Grayson said his comment was inappropriate.

"I offer my sincere apology," Grayson said in the statement, "I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women.

"This characterization of Ms. Robertson, made during a radio interview last month in the context of the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should be independently audited, was inappropriate, and I apologize."

Just hours earlier, a spokesman for Grayson had defended the comment in a statement to CNN.

"She actually questioned his understanding of the difference between fiscal and monetary policy," Grayson spokesman Todd Jurowski said in the earlier statement. "She had the audacity to attack a congressman who used to be an economist. She's a career lobbyist who used to work for Enron and advocates for whatever she gets paid to promote."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; apology; grayson; lobbyists; rudedems

1 posted on 10/27/2009 6:27:33 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Grayson needs professional help..he is obviously mentally ill


2 posted on 10/27/2009 6:28:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: hole_n_one
YOU LIE!
3 posted on 10/27/2009 6:29:12 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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To: hole_n_one

That’s not an apology.

Typical double-standards by the complicit MSM


4 posted on 10/27/2009 6:29:52 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (The CIC is AWOL and is committing derilection of duty.)
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To: hole_n_one
Now, Grayson has to 'splain to his ol'lady (wife in polite parlance, but who's polite eh) why he knows so much about whores.

This ought to be good. Can someone lend her a usable firearm for the evening.

5 posted on 10/27/2009 6:30:13 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: hole_n_one

Are people this brain dead? God, Please help us.


6 posted on 10/27/2009 6:30:18 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Live Free Or Die)
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To: hole_n_one

A liberal who apologizes? and admits they made a mistake? Mark this moment in time for they are rare indeed!


7 posted on 10/27/2009 6:30:46 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: hole_n_one
Just hours earlier, a spokesman for Grayson had defended the comment in a statement to CNN.

Her lawyers must've made Grayson an offer he couldn't refuse.

8 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:02 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Barack Obama: Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: hole_n_one

Typical looney leftists. Congressman that Obama calls an outstanding member of congress. The congressional leadership obviously agrees with Grayson when he says that Republicans just want people to die quickly.

Grayson should be called on to resign his office because of his outrageous and hateful comments but he won’t be because the Lunatics are running the asylum up there in D.C...


9 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (I will not be silenced so I guess I will see you in the gulag.)
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To: hole_n_one

He needs to apologize for running and winning a seat at the table. What a freakin schmuck.


10 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:11 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I didn't realize that the comment was made a month ago.

I'm sure that more ugly comments from him will begin to turn up.

11 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:11 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

BTW-—and Freepers from his district out there? What are the chances that this big mouth punk gets the boot in 2010?


12 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:55 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: hole_n_one

It is evident from his last comments that he funtions at a 3 rd grade level.


13 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:55 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: hole_n_one

This from a pimp of the political industry!


14 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:57 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: hole_n_one

I'm a jerk-off

15 posted on 10/27/2009 6:33:06 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: hole_n_one

He’s a mental patient. He can’t even have a reasonable discussion with anyone because all he does is throw disgusting smears at people. It’s like having David Letterman as a Representative


16 posted on 10/27/2009 6:33:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: hole_n_one

Pelosi got to him.


17 posted on 10/27/2009 6:35:06 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He might as well walk around with a big target on his back.

He has pissed off a LOT of people, some crazier than he is.

Wouldn't want to be in his shoes, that's for sure.

18 posted on 10/27/2009 6:35:52 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: hole_n_one

Actually, pimp would have been the correct word for the lobbyist; congressman Grayson is the whore.


19 posted on 10/27/2009 6:36:01 PM PDT by Nephi ( Bush legacy: "I had to sacrifice free market principles to save the free market.")
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To: hole_n_one

Obama is a member of the Grayson party


20 posted on 10/27/2009 6:38:41 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered)
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To: hole_n_one

He seems to be apologizing for using an un-PC word rather than for insulting Robertson. In other words, this doesn’t seem like much of an apology.


21 posted on 10/27/2009 6:40:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: hole_n_one

ACORN got him elected last time. Lets see what happens this time.


22 posted on 10/27/2009 6:47:34 PM PDT by kempo
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To: hole_n_one
Candid photograph of Alan Grayson:

You know, for an ignoramus Lefty total a-hole, Grayson sure does apologize a lot, something Rush Limbaugh never needs to do.

23 posted on 10/27/2009 6:48:02 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: Yardstick

Well she did work on K street and she was a lobbyists for Enron, but I have no knowledge of her after hours business there are what the charges were for if any. But I do know the business of most of those on K street and its not to promote the general welfare of the country.


24 posted on 10/27/2009 6:48:42 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: hole_n_one
Look at how CNN's editor tried to downplay what Grayson said, producing sloppy copy along the way...

"Florida Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson issued a written apology Tuesday evening for a comment for a month-old comment that has stirred controversy on Capitol Hill in recent days."

It's a MONTH OLD...who cares!

25 posted on 10/27/2009 6:51:11 PM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: hole_n_one

It’s amazing - the psychos on the left are in full-blown crazy mode and the media’s not saying a word. Had to be a lawsuit threatened to make this looney apologize. He should wear a sign around his neck that says “I’m sorry” and point to it everytime he opens his yap.


26 posted on 10/27/2009 6:51:43 PM PDT by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: hole_n_one

Grayson said “I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women.” I should have said “K Street C*nt”

This guy has finally had a fellow dumocrap tell him to “Shut up, you are not helping the cause.”


27 posted on 10/27/2009 6:56:27 PM PDT by kyneocon (I mispoke, I should have said)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

” Grayson needs professional help..he is obviously mentally ill “

Grayson’s bizarre behavior has gone way beyond having a loose tongue or a poor sense of decorum.
He does not appear to have any kind of self control or maturity.
If a Republican behaved this way-they would be forced to resign.
And get professional help.
Last week on the Obama sanctioned Chris Matthews “ news “ show-Grayson said that Dick Cheney had blood dripping from his teeth,
Cheney hated Barry because Barry didn’t like to shoot people in the face and that Cheney transforms himself into a bat and flies away.
It’s only a matter of time before Grayson says something that no apology can walk back.
Grayson is the Democrat Party.
And they are playing with fire by pretending he’s normal.


28 posted on 10/27/2009 6:56:39 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: hole_n_one

I did not intend to use a term

But I did and it’s YOUR fault THAT I DID.

a$$hole


29 posted on 10/27/2009 6:58:15 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: hole_n_one
Grayson said “I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women.”

Perhaps he didn't want to put it any more categorically than that because, after all, wh*res are women, too, who are just doing their jobs, and he wouldn't want to anger the feminists who support them.

30 posted on 10/27/2009 7:03:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bmwcyle

If you look up “nutcase” in the dictionary, you will see this picture. (Not really, but it should be that way.)


31 posted on 10/27/2009 7:06:00 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: sasquatch

Once when my sister and I were teenagers she threw a scrub brush at me and I chased her up to the neighbors house where she hid, when asked by our parents why she threw the brush, she looked directly at me and said, “He provoked me to wrath!”

I fell on the floor laughing and she went back after the brush.


32 posted on 10/27/2009 7:10:34 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: bmwcyle
I'm a jerk-off

Looks like he's been cornholed plenty too.

33 posted on 10/27/2009 7:52:10 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He kinda reminds me of Wooly Willy....LOL
34 posted on 10/28/2009 4:46:31 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

Pathetic looking puffed up blowhard, indeed!


35 posted on 10/28/2009 5:25:09 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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