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Fifty Shades of Grayson

I usually try to stay out of the personal lives of politicians. In addition I will admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for Alan Grayson, who as a Congressman was willing to say things that other politicians would not dare. But what can I do when his big mouth blurts out something crazy about his personal life?

Grayson is likely running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat, but has been going through a nasty divorce. In case you haven’t heard, Grayson was married to a woman named Lolita (you can’t make this stuff up), who was still married to someone else when she married Grayson. There are also other crazy tidbits, like when their divorce trial was delayed because she had to have emergency breast implant surgery. She has also gone through six lawyers during the divorce. For his part, Grayson called the police on her for buying groceries with his credit cards.

But when you are thinking about running for the Senate, and the media (of course) asks you about the divorce, it is best to say as little as possible. But not Grayson, who replied “I’ll sum it up for you: Gold diggers gotta dig. that’s all I got to say.”

All he had to say was already too much.



  1. wildwood wrote:

    I agree, to a point, about staying out of their personal lives, but again, some actions do speak to character or lack thereof and I think that can be important in making a call on who you want to be in office.

    As for Grayson, being outspoken is something he does, so I wouldn’t expect less in his personal life. If you had written this without the second paragraph, I would have thought, wow that comment seems harsh. But with the second paragraph, I can see where he might feel like he does. And being him, why he spouted off in the way he did. In fact he might have shown a lot of restraint.

    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    And yet, he did marry her and have 4 kids.

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    And that changes things, for me, yet again. 🙂

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm | Permalink