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Palin + Grayson = Link-bait extraordinaire

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The other day, the following message appeared on Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed:

FL’s Daniel Webster – keep moving forward w/positive,strong,sharp message of truth! (As opposed to opponent who disgraced himself w/that ad)

Meaning Alan Grayson, of course.


Grayson — perhaps failing to realize that the only person in America who hasn’t slammed him for his sleazy, dishonest “Taliban Dan” ad is Ed Schultz — tweeted this characteristically playful and witty response:

What is it about Palin and Twitter? Is it that 140 characters represents the maximum length of Palin’s attention span?

Which is kind of interesting, when you consider that he posted it to, um… Twitter.

Palin fired back with both barrels, if by “barrels” you mean “tweets”:

Grayson’s twisted campaign ad adds to “media distrust” problem;he blatantly lies in vile rant,but greedy media run it anyway w/no fact check

Florida deserves the best! No need 2 settle 4 such an odd,troubled character 2 represent your beautiful state. Take pride in Daniel Webster

Palin has over 267,000 followers on Twitter. Grayson has a little under 11,000. So his sense of fair play and ironclad grasp of logic won’t do him much good in this forum. Maybe he can put out another TV ad using Palin’s words…

VO: If you’re still thinking about voting for Daniel Webster, maybe you should listen to Sarah Palin:

PALIN IMPERSONATOR, AS EACH PHRASE IS FLASHED ON THE SCREEN: Daniel Webster… disgraced himself… twisted… he blatantly lies… greedy… such an odd, troubled character…

VO: In her own words. If even Sarah Palin hates Daniel Webster’s guts, why don’t you?

GRAYSON: I’m Alan Grayson and I approve this message while laughing at a picnic table with this woman and her children I just kidnapped.

Hey, this stuff is easy. I think I just found my new career. Call me, Alan!

(Hat tip: WOFL-TV in Orlando)

P.S. Home run.

Jim Treacher