The more I hear from Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), the more I like him:
Palin, the former half-term Governor, current-nothing and future-even-less, charmed the all-Republican audience with her folksy folksiness and her homespun homespunnery. Atypically, Palin was wearing clothes that she had paid for herself. At the end of the event, she shared her recipe for mooseface pie.
In response to Palin's attack on Rep Grayson, Grayson actually complimented Palin. Grayson praised Palin for having a hand large enough to fit Grayson's entire name on it. He thanked Palin for alleviating the growing shortage of platitudes in Central Florida. Grayson added that Palin deserved credit for getting through the entire hour-long program without quitting. Grayson also said that Palin really had mastered Palin's imitation of Tina Fey imitating Palin. Grayson observed that Palin is the most-intelligent leader that the Republican Party has produced since George W. Bush.
...I'm sure Palin knows all about politics in Central Florida, since from her porch she can see Winter Park.
I believe Rep. Grayson is now entitled to send former Gov. Palin the traditional pinch of snuff: that one was razor-sharp. I don't believe I've seen political invective of this timbre since Winston Churchill replied to Bessie Braddock's complaint (ca. 1946) that he was drunk with the following:
Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.
It's a pity of the world that most of the Democrats, both in Congress and in the White House, are too frightened of their own shadows to stand up and tell it like it really is. Thank you, Rep. Grayson, for being one of the few who will.