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Blue America Welcomes Back Alan Grayson (FL-08)

Late in January Blue America made its first endorsement of the year, central Florida progressive, Alan Grayson. Because Alan is a distinguished and knowledgeable attorney, we asked him to come back again today to talk with us about this week’s Supreme Court ruling. Before we get into that, though, let me remind you that there are many issues on the minds of Orlando voters above and beyond Bush’s unlawful detainees. Alan’s opponent– going out of his way once again to show what an utter rubber stamp he is– refused to join the veto-proof majority in the House this week when it passed a bill to extend unemployment benefits for struggling workers.

This is especially ironic since Ric Keller voted down the line for every failed economic policy spewed out by the Bush Regime, the actual cause of the catastrophic unemployment trends, the mortgage crisis, the spiraling inflation and the whole glorious Bush Economic Miracle. When I asked Alan Wednesday about Keller’s refusal to give working people a break he predicted he would soon regret his vote. "Keller will wish that he’d voted for it when he’s unemployed, on Nov. 5th."

Alan’s campaign has put together a video that is a good introduction to him and his candidacy and it might be a good idea to watch it before we get into a discussion with Alan:

If you agree with me that Alan is just the kind of forward-looking and proactive guy we need in Congress, please consider joining me in donating, or donating again, to his campaign at our Blue America page. We have a box of brand new 2-disc sets (Quixotic, which doesn’t come out until July 8) from Matt Keating and the first 20 people to donate at least $30 today get the CD set.

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Howie Klein

Howie Klein

Howie Klein spent much of his life wandering around the world living in places like Afghanistan, Nepal, Holland and Morocco. He moved backed to America when Richard Nixon resigned and promptly helped start the first punk rock radio show in the country and then a DIY punk rock record label. His adventures in the music business ended a couple of years ago when he retired as president of Reprise Records. He began blogging almost immediately, starting Down With Tyranny. Jane taught him html while he held one of her dogs at a party. He is a raw foodist, lives in L.A., swims and hikes every day, thinks Howard Dean could be a president as great as FDR and will never be completely happy until Bush and Cheney are behind bars.