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Alan Grayson Takes His Famous Briefcase From The Hangar To The Football Stadium

You may remember Alan Grayson's acclaimed ad from the 2008 cycle, "Briefcases": In fact, when posted by my OpenLeft colleague Matt Stoller, it was the first time I started paying attention to Alan. Well, we've got a sequel just out from

You may remember Alan Grayson's acclaimed ad from the 2008 cycle, "Briefcases":

In fact, when posted by my OpenLeft colleague Matt Stoller, it was the first time I started paying attention to Alan.

Well, we've got a sequel just out from our friends at the campaign:

The bill he refers to, H.R. 1664, "To amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to prohibit unreasonable and excessive compensation and compensation not based on performance standards", was one of the earliest pieces of legislation to pass in this Congress.

I work a great deal in LGBT politics, and one of the more common criticism is "The Democrats"- whatever that generic unspecific label means- didn't keep their promises. One of the reasons I'm working to re-elect Rep. Patrick Murphy is because he's one of the few who did. He said he would work hard to pass repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and he did- side by side with LGBT advocates. Despite lack of Senate action on it, Grayson deserves credit for doing what he said he would do- and in only his 4th month in Congress. There are members of Congres who have been there for years and don't have their name on a bill.

It's pretty easy to find a member of Congress whose legislative existence consists of bring pork back home and vote whichever way they're told to (I can name a half-dozen off the top of my head). Finding one who actually does shit? Harder. Which makes him one we've gotta keep.

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