Having George Will undertake an assessment of Florida Eighth Congressional District Rep. Alan Grayson is a little bit like having Samuel Johnson review Soame Jenyns. In both cases, something in the subject under consideration ignites the writer, and the mismatch of intellect between the writer and the man under consideration results in demolition.
In Johnson’s case, it was Jenyns’s complacency over the problem of human suffering. In Will’s case, it is Grayson’s character as revealed in his crudeness and dishonesty. Will adjudges Grayson, not unreasonably, as “America’s worst politician,” although he has a lot of competition for the title and there is plenty of room for argument.
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