On the 9/11 Troofer and all-around-loon Alex Jones' Radio Show from September 24, Grayson called Linda Robertson, and advisor to Fed Chairman Ben Bernake a "K-Street whore."
"Here I am, the only member of Congress who actually worked as an economist. And she's, this lobbyist, this K Street whore, is trying to teach me about economics."After first defending the comment, Grayson now is apologizing for the it....after its gone viral.
"I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful to women," Grayson said in a written statement. "This characterization of Ms. Robertson, made during a radio interview last month in the context of a debate over whether the Federal Reserve should be independently audited, was inappropriate and I apologize."Hey Cong. Grayson, you keep "chucking that chicken!"
Earlier, Grayson defended his remarks and referred critics to read the "secondary dictionary definition" of the word "whore," Politico.com reported.
...On Tuesday, Grayson spokesman Todd Jurkowski vehemently defended the congressman's choice of words, telling Politico.com that "the attack was on her professional career, not her personal life."
"The second definition of 'whore' in the American Heritage Dictionary is 'a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain,'" he reportedly told the Web site. "I think a reasonable person could believe that a person who was paid to promote and defend Enron has compromised principles for personal gain."