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.