Monday, October 25, 2010

Badge of Honor

George F. Will is going after Alan Grayson.

There are hundreds of plausible nominees for the title of America’s Second-Smarmiest Politician, but surely the top spot is un-contested. Americans of all political persuasions can come together in affirming one proposition: Public life would be improved by scrubbing Rep. Alan Grayson from it. This act of civic hygiene probably will be performed Nov. 2 by voters of Florida’s Eighth Congressional District. Polls indicate that a majority of them plan to deny Grayson, 52, a second term by electing his resonantly named opponent, Daniel Webster.

I think Mr. Grayson should come up with a campaign ad based on this screed. After all, if you can get the Number 1 uptight schoolmaster fetishist like Mr. Will — who also thinks Michele Bachmann is wonderful — to attack you, you have to be doing something right.