No Truce, No Mercy, No Surrender, No Rest, No More, This Is War

I never, ever, ever endorse candidates. It’s appropriate for a journalist, at least not for me. I mean, I try to be up front about where my biases lie, but I still have that voice in my head whispering: don’t endorse. That said: Alan Grayson, running for Congress in Florida’s eight congressional district, is exactly the kind of politician I want to see in office. Someone who won’t just hold this administration’s bastards accountable, he’ll have them wearing orange jumpsuits and sharing showers. Check out what he told Matt Stoller:

When I’m in Congress… the Bush administration’s worst nightmare is going to be me with subpoena power because I know everything that they’ve done, and I’m going to hold them accountable for it. … We don’t need truth and reconciliation, we need punishment. We need people to be held accountable for all the mistakes that they made that have screwed us up in this war and screwed us up in this economy. The economy is falling apart, the chickens are coming home to roost. You cannot spend $10,000 for every man, woman, and child in America for a war that never should have taken place in the first place.

Matt Stoller: But be specific, what do you mean by punishment?

Alan Grayson: We’ll put people in prison. We’ll take away the thing that they care about the most, their money. They stole, they hurt the troops, they killed people, they hurt the taxpayers year after year and they’ve destroyed this economy. They’re not going to get off scot-free.

Your kids are gonna have tatted tears. Your commissary is going to get stolen. Your new boyfriend is going to be Adebisi. Do you know what they do to guys like you in jail?

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