America's Worst Politician: The short, ugly career of Alan Grayson
by George Will
... Grayson sliced and spliced a videotape of Webster's words to depict Webster as saying, "She should submit to me. That's in the Bible." When asked about his lie-by-editing, Grayson blithely said, "These were his words." Grayson's ad says: "Religious fanatics try to take away our freedom in Afghanistan, in Iran, and right here in central Florida…Daniel Webster wants to impose his radical fundamentalism on us." Hence "Taliban Dan."
If anyone deserves to be removed from Florida's ranks of House members, There are a few others who are longtime members who offer little to leadership, true. But I think it would be good to assure that Grayson is removed, not simply for his ideas but for his very character. I am looking forward to hearing about his departure -- in January -- on the morning of November 3. I can only hope I'll learn of it even sooner, on the evening of November 2.
In another ad, titled "Draft Dodger," Grayson, who never served in the military, falsely says that during the Vietnam War Webster "refused the call to service" and "doesn't love this country." The truth is that Webster, after receiving routine student deferments, reported for his draft physical but was classified as medically unfit for service.