Alan Grayson is raising money for his campaign again, and hopefully with help from Sarah Palin. In response to her recent visit to Florida, and her attack on him he’s hoping to repeat the his recent success with the “People Power” behind his Medicare Buy Into Act:
Last week, Sarah Palin came to Orlando to help defeat me. Palin gave a speech in which she said that the Republicans needed “take me out.” Like she was shooting a moose from a helicopter.
This week, you and I got 75 cosponsors for our Medicare You Can Buy Into Act. 75 co-sponsors, in six days.
We did this together, with People Power. I was talking to members on the floor of the House, and you were sending e-mails and phone calls. My colleagues told me about all the creative ways that you reached them. Many of you forwarded to me the messages you sent.
THAT is what a movement looks like. THAT is the America we believe in, where we help each other, where we do good things for the benefit of all. It is an America that Palin would never understand, despite her formidable powers of comprehension.
And here is something else that we’ve done together. We’ve put together a campaign to beat back Sarah Palin. A campaign not funded by favor-seeking rich people and corporations, but by people like you. Last quarter, you helped me raise $500,000 dollars in one day, an average of $50 at a time. This blew away fundraising for every other House campaign, including people that took money from insurance companies, Wall Street, and defense contractors.
And you sent a message that was heard loud and clear. We like leaders with guts. And now, despite all the right-wing stalling and kvetching, we are going to get things done.
Let’s send that message again. On March 27, we’re going to drop another moneybomb on the special interests.
And what was my response to the Queen of the Quitters? I said that I looked forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them.
Something tells me that debate will never happen. Palin is good at slinging mud, and little else.
Grayson, no doubt will, “clean up.”