Recently a friend of mine received this email from former democratic Florida congressman Alan Grayson. It seems that there’s lots of “good news” coming out of Orlando these days: Casey Anthony walks, and “My Congressman is Nuts,” Alan Grayson, who lost his bid for re-election in 2010 by a whopping 18 percent, is running again in 2012. Why am I not surprised?
Excuse the cliche, but this man is truly “a legend in his own mind.” Here are a couple of examples of his great work during his one and only term in Congress, followed by his almost unbelievable email:
Copy of Alan Grayson’s Email:Alan Grayson email@example.com Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 3:19 PM Dear Friend: Yesterday, I received dozens and dozens of letters from you all in my mailbox, along with contributions to our campaign. One of those letters sums it up. It’s from Julia. I don’t have Julia’s permission to release her name or address, but Julia, you know who you are. Julia addressed the envelope this way: I Believe In You
8419 Oak Park Road
Orlando, FL 32819
This is what Julia wrote: “Hi Alan –” “Go for it! We need you. I live in XXXXXXX, and I wish you were here, speaking for us. But you do speak for everyone! Thank You!” Graham wrote: “Thank you for all of your straight talk. You are an inspiration.” Kathy wrote: “We have been watching you whenever you are on TV and really like the way you stand up for us all.” Muriel wrote: “You exhibit such good common sense – a commodity that the U.S. Gov’t is in short supply of.” John wrote: “We don’t have any voice like Ted Kennedy except you now.” Mary Kay wrote: “My tithing this month goes to your cause; I believe it’s a cause for the greater good of the common people, brought about by a man with ‘common sense.’” Warren wrote: “I refer to you as a modern Lone Ranger. Bottom line: ‘Hi Yo Grayson, Away!’” Hiram wrote: “I see people like you and I think, ‘My God! There really are honest men with the nation’s best interests at heart.” And Kevin sent a bumper sticker that says “Alan Grayson for President 2012.” (Kevin, I think that President Obama is running for reelection, but thanks anyway!) I have always been amazed by the simple eloquence of ordinary people. No hemming and hawing. No wasted words. No whereases and wherefores. Ordinary people just tell it like it is. And when I read words like this, I feel, as Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, that it is “far beyond our poor power to add or detract.” “The world will little note, nor long remember” what I say, but I can never forget what you say. Thank you for your encouragement and support. And watch this space. Courage, Alan Grayson Paid for and Authorized by the Committee to Elect Alan Grayson 8419 Oak Road, Orlando, FL 32819 If you do not wish to receive further email from Congressman Grayson, please elick here to unsubscribe.