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Feisty Jewish Former Congressman Alan Grayson Runs Red Light, Injures Two

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The Jewish Congressman who became the darling of the left wing of the Democratic party but not so much with his district (he served only one term), who, in 2009, defined the Republican’s idea of health care plan as, “Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly,” may require some serious health care himself.

According to WESH-TV2, last Saturday in Orlando, Fla., the former Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson ran a red light with his car, a Mercedes (now, is that a car a nice Jewish boy should be driving?) and smashed into a public transit bus. Two people were injured.

Grayson, who lost his bid for a second term in the House of Representatives to Republican Daniel Webster, is trying his luck again this year, and, in fact, was on his way to a $1,000-per-plate lunch with guest Robert F. Kennedy Jr. when that bus got in his way.

Back in 2010, Grayson called his opponent Webster a “draft-dodger” for receiving student deferments and a draft classification as medically unfit for service, and “Taliban Dan” because the Republican was, supposedly part of a trend of “Religious fanatics” who “try to take away our freedom, in Afghanistan, in Iran and right here in Central Florida.” At the time, Columnist George Will called Grayson “America’s worst politician.”

But one thing must be said in Alan Grayson’s favor, regardless of his dubious driving skills: he has always been a friend of Israel and a 100% supporter of AIPAC – to the point where Max Blumenthal derided him in an article titled “Gutsy progressive congressman Alan Grayson leads a double life.” Blumenthal wanted to know how the Congressman who was so adamant against the Iraq war was still supportive of Israel.

Because Grayson is from Florida, maybe?

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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