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After lost election, Alan Grayson ‘going to Disney World’ when he gets home in January

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Chris Moody
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Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson served just one term in Congress, but it’s a sure thing that few will forget him. Whether it’s the time he called the American health care system a “holocaust” on the House floor or when he dubbed his opponent a member of the Taliban, the firebrand hero of the left will leave a trail of colorful memories behind.

So what’s a one-term congressman from Florida to do after losing by nearly 20 points?

“It’s quite possible that I’m going to Disney World,” Grayson told The Daily Caller in an interview Thursday. Grayson’s district covers Orlando, so he won’t need to travel far.

Over his two years in office, the New York native made headlines constantly for his antics, earning him the title of “America’s worst politician” in the pages of Newsweek from conservative writer George Will. Of his many notable moments, Grayson once asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate a Floridian for starting a website called MyCongressmanIsNuts.com; he crashed a local Republican meeting at a public restaurant and accused them of spying on Obama supporters; and he called members of the GOP “knuckle dragging Neanderthals.”

But now that it’s all coming to an end, Grayson insists that his only regret is that some of the bills he introduced, like the “War is Making You Poor Act,” didn’t make it to the president’s desk.

There has been much speculation about what Grayson, a wealthy attorney with three degrees from Harvard, will do come January. Will he become a cable news talking head like Sarah Palin? Start a fresh campaign for 2012? Continue practicing law?

For now, at least, he wants none of that.

“I’m going to be a good husband and a good father,” an uncharacteristically subdued Grayson said when asked of his plans after the lame-duck session. “I’ve spent many many many days in the past two years away from my five young children. I am the only member of Congress with five children in school. It’s a struggle.”

Grayson added that he had not received any offers from cable networks to join as a contributor and he is not yet entertaining the thought. He said he would run for office again “if that’s what the people want.”

As for his final session in the House, Grayson said he expects a nasty war with Republicans over how to extend the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of this year.

“I often assume the worst,” he said.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RQ3BYT543OCYDUVW4U4NJVM5Y Mary

    I, on the other hand, thought he was very savvy and uncharacteristically honest. I’ll never forget his grilling of Ben Bernanke. I thought, who is that guy? I like him! He’s blunt, he’s got a sense of humor, and he’s not afraid!

    Best wishes to you, Alan Grayson. You may still have a future in politics when the pendulum comes back to the side of the people.

  • southernandproud

    Don’t go away mad. Just go away!!

  • student1776

    Some people have spirits like shining lights. Some like a moonlight forest. Some are warm and green. Grayson’s spirit is an oily turd.

  • sunnyr

    How about Bouncer in a slimy, low-life Strip Club? Perfect fit.

  • tombt

    This guy is straight out of Central Casting as a mob hitman.

  • riseabove

    Go quickly! That’s right. Americans want him to go quickly!

  • Momma M

    Grayson might be able to fill KO’s empty seat now… HA HA HA HA HA

  • DANIEL CABRERA

    Although it may sounds sardonic…perhaps he now will send out many resumes very fast to many places…shall we say…uhh!!….QUICKLY?

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

  • J Baustian

    MSNBC has some guy named Shultz, or something like that, who might not be around much longer. Maybe Grayson can have his job — the lefties love Grayson and some of them might even tune in.