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January 14, 2009

Meet Alan Grayson

You may remember Alan Grayson from his campaign commercial about Iraq corruption, one so angry and well-executed that you could hardly believe it came from a Democrat. He won the seat in Florida's eighth district, and now he's actually in Congress, actually asking the screamingly obvious questions about the bailout.

Here's video of Grayson yesterday querying Donald Kohn, the Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, about who the hell they've given $1.2 trillion to. And Kohn REFUSES TO ANSWER. Matt Stoller, who's now a senior policy advisor to Grayson, has more, including a request for suggestions on where to take things next.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict Grayson will not be swallowed up by the Horrible Borg. He's certainly worth admiring right now (uh, mostly).

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at January 14, 2009 06:42 PM

Solution: The Kucinich Paul Federal Reserve Audit Act of 2009

Man, I'm so good I shock myself.

Posted by: tim at January 14, 2009 08:05 PM

Oh well! I guess you can't have everything.

Posted by: Seth at January 14, 2009 10:15 PM

A worthless human being; at least Bernanke attempts to "entertain" us by speaking in central banker code.

Posted by: junior at January 15, 2009 01:32 AM

I live in the county east of his. Ours still went 55-45 McCain, alas, but since most of our broadcast TV comes from Orlando, we saw a lot of his commercials, and they were A DELIGHT. Yes, I have considerable hopes that he won't be borgified. If he really is the sort of guy who enjoys prosecuting scumbags, well, we're flush with those at the moment, so it's not like he won't have plenty of targets to keep him interested.

Posted by: nashtbrutusandshort at January 15, 2009 07:09 AM

This is just unbelievable! How in the HELL can this guy simply REFUSE TO ANSWER?! Whenever I think I've seen every slimy "official" performing every slimy trick in the book, something like this comes up--incredible.

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at January 15, 2009 07:52 AM