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Grayson apologizes: "K Street whore" remark was "inappropriate"

Orlando Democrat Alan Grayson has apologized for calling an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernake a "K Street whore."

"I offer my sincere apology to Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke," he said in a statement. I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women. This  characterization of Ms. Robertson, made during a radio interview last month in the context of the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should be independently audited, was inappropriate, and I apologize."

The apology came as the Republican National Committee asked President Barack Obama to distance himself from Grayson, who was at the Miami Beach fundraiser Monday night. A spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee called the apology "insincere," noting it came after a spokesman for Grayson had defended the remark.

"After spending the last 24 hours slandering Linda Robertson and offering varying definitions of 'whore' in a feeble attempt to defend his vile slur, it's quite clear how he feels," said spokesman Andy Sere.

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Ron

Alan Grayson for President!

larry

Alan Grayson keeps getting into trouble for telling the truth. Seems to drive the Republicans nuts.

alice

GRAYSON IS A LOUD MOUTH SOCIALIST LIBERAL TRIAL LAWYER FROM NEW YORK AND IT SHOWS. HE JUST CAN'T KEEP HIS BIG MOUTH SHUT LONG ENOUGH TO REALLY LEARN ANYTHING. REMEMBER HIS SO CALLED TOWN HALLS PACKED WITH UNION THUGS AND PAID ACORN WORKERS.

alice

This thug needs to wash his big mouth out with soap. And I am sure he will need a really big bar of soap as he has a very very large mouth indeed. Is this what the learn in law school in New York these days?

glock4life

Thank goodness! I thought at first that it was "our" Linda Robertson that the big buffoon slurred.

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