Thank you, Lord, for having Alan Grayson run for the U.S. Senate

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With all due respect to serious prayer, I just have to say what is on the mind of every political pundit in the state or anyone who loves reading about Florida politics. As Grayson (D-No Filter Whatsoever) enters the race for U.S. Senate, we are thrilled.

Yes, we are all bowing our heads and doing a Tim Tebow at our respective desks.

“Dear Lord, thank you! Thank you!”

Are we so very grateful because we know Mr. Grayson (D-I can’t stop talking) will be such a fine senator? No.

Are we buoyed by the prospect of a spirited debate on the issues that matter to average Floridians? Puh-lease.

Come on people! When was the last time we had a candidate call a reporter a “shitting robot?”

As weird as it was – and it was VERY weird – I bet every reader of this blog either Tweeted about it or at least told someone (using the nearly extinct kind of social media known as actual face-to-face communications) within minutes of reading about it.

And yes, most of us can recite the “Republicans want people to die quickly” line, but let’s pause – genuflect if you must – at a few of his more memorable quotes:

  • “Scientists have studied for years this difficult question of why some people have a conscience and some people don’t. Some people are called Democrats and some people are called Republicans.”
  • “These are foot-dragging knuckle-dragging Neanderthals.”
  • “Limbaugh actually was more lucid when he was a drug addict.”
  • “I have trouble listening to what [Dick Cheney] says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth…”

Can you even make that stuff up?

So as a writer-blogger-purveyor of political eye-candy, thank you, Mr. Grayson.

And on behalf of my colleagues, we want you to know that your entry into the U.S. Senate foray is proof that there is a God and that he loves us – he really loves us.

Off we go.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.