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Friday, October 22, 2010

 
Alan Grayson Makes Beck Tingly

by digby

So Palin and Beck had a little hen party today where Palin called a reporter a punk and Beck giggled and preened like a junior varsity cheerleader. The two snotty gossips had quite a bitch fest (after which they went down to the mall and made fun of people in wheelchairs.)

But this was the highlight:
A conversation about Tea Party politics ensued, with some frank concern expressed about the tightening of the Senate polls. Then things turned to Grayson and got, well, a bit weird.

"Isn't he just the oddest duck in the entire political arena," Palin said of the Florida Democrat. "Is not he just an odd, odd person?"

(Starts around 9:40)

BECK: He is, he is... We were talking about him earlier off the air. And I've come to the conclusion that he is just one of those people who has absolutely no moral compass. It was taken out of him and jumped up and down on it and just destroyed his moral compass, he has none.

PALIN: Right, right. Well, what is the deal then, what is the attraction voters to Alan Grayson? He is not effective in a positive sense at all for his constituents. People look at him and say surely, you don't respect and you don't reflect the good people of Florida. So what is the attraction there?

BECK: I think it is his hotness... it is all physical. Come on Sarah, you know if Todd wasn't around you'd be like, 'yum, yum give me some.'


Putting aside the imagery (however disturbing), it's worth taking a moment to note just how consumed Republicans are with getting Grayson out of congress. The Florida Democrat is an obvious political target for the simple reason that he comes from a district that has generally been represented by Republicans. Obviously, however, it's his style as a legislator -- cheered by progressives for its unapologetic self-assuredness -- that gets the Republican blood boiling.


Sadly, the Democratic leadership apparently feels the same way.

Now, it's true that Sarah is quite the looker. But one hopes she realizes that she can't rely on that for too much longer. Time does march on and after a while even the best looking women are tossed on the ashheap of useless females that hot, yummy studs like Glenn Beck no longer want to sleep with.

This represents a change of tune for Beck and Palin, who at one time weren't quite so chummy:


In recent days, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has indicated that she may be open to a conservative presidential dream ticket in 2012: Palin-Beck (or Beck-Palin). “I can envision a couple of different combinations, if ever I were to be in a position to really even seriously consider running for anything in the future, and I’m not there yet,” Palin told Newsmax. “But Glenn Beck I have great respect for. He’s a hoot.” Fox and Friends plugged the idea yesterday morning and asked Palin whether she would run with Beck. She kept the door open, saying, “I don’t know. We’ll see, we’ll see.”

But just a few hours later on his radio show, Beck shot down the idea, saying he was “absolutely” ruling out a Palin-Beck ticket. He explained that if he had the number two job, Palin would always be “yapping” like they were in “the kitchen”:

BECK: I don’t think things are hoots. I don’t. I don’t think it’s a hoot. I would never use the word hoot, and I respectfully ask that every time my name is brought up she would stop using the word “hoot.” [...]

No, no I’m just saying — Beck-Palin, I’ll consider. But Palin-Beck — can you imagine, can you imagine what an administration with the two of us would be like? What? Come on! She’d be yapping or something, and I’d say, “I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in the kitchen.”



Setting aside the mindboggling prospect of a Beck/Palin ticket and their 7th grade repartee, it's true that they are all desperate to see Grayson lose. And maybe he will. It's an R+2 district. This is a tough year. Nobody's helping except the netroots.

But I wouldn't count on it. He's very, very smart. (And yeah, that's hot.)

"Sarah," one of Beck's co-hosts said, in a playful intro to the discussion. "I'm wondering if you are bored with my personal aspirations here for this election, which is, it's okay if the Republicans lose every seat in the senate and the house except for one, as long as that one is Alan Grayson losing."


The morning after this election is probably not going to be very bright for Democrats (although it might not be as black as they are predicting.) Consider how much brighter it will be if he wins.

If you're inclined to put some money toward continued Grayson hotness in the House, you can do so here.


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