Just read Mike Thomas' July 7 Sentinel column,
After enduring 'Ric" for so long, it's delightful to think of pompous old-boy Crotty--and by extension his cancerous party--getting publicly eviscerated by the only Dem in Congress with a hint of Huey Long-style pugnacity (need much more of that, sez I).
Reminds me: yesterday at a doctor's office I came across Orlando Magazine's annual feature, 'speaking fellatio to power' (sure, they prefer to call it Orlando's '
In discussing Mr #1, (and before getting down to the squick-inducing monotony of craven power-elite arse-kissing) OM mentions the toll hike:
Setting aside the personality-talk of Thomas and others--not wholly irrelevant, but still more worthy of a middle-high cafeteria--consider the (hindsight-benefitted) cost-reducing counter-approach Grayson's office has suggested (obnoxious emph added).
Yeah...which of these reform approaches--Grayson's above or Crotty's 'stick it to the taxpayers' same old same old--looks more like principled 'tough decisionmaking' to you?
To be more clear, by my lights it's not that Crotty lacks principles...it's that he's a guy looking out for a class of OC citizen (anted-up 'stakeholders', if you prefer) wholly removed from the working class Grayson clearly includes in his political calculus.
So long as he's motivated to look after the interests of a beat-down, working lower-middle class, it really doesn't matter the least bit to me if Grayson is also motivated by what Thomas figures as ruthlessness, self-absorption, and a deep love of being Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando.