Congressman Grayson Briefly Spent Time in Mental Hospital

Congressman Grayson Briefly Spent Time in Mental Hospital in 1980s
Former Keller Aide Explains Grayson's 2008 Win
Charles Nelson

hospital 1980s keller aide explains graysons 2008 win charles nelsonAlan Grayson has swiftly become one of the most noticeable members of the 111th Congress. The Florida Democrat narrowly beat his Republican challenger, Ric Keller in the 2008 race for the Congressional seat. Grayson was notable in that he funded his own campaign with personal funds.

Congressman Grayson has described himself as a "proud progressive" and has been listed on MoveOn.org's list of the most influential members of the Democratic Party. Grayson first made waves in September by stating that the Republican response to the pending health care legislation was for people to "die quickly."

Grayson also called Fox News an enemy of the United States and called Linda Robertson, an aide to Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke and former Enron lobbyist a "K-Street whore." Graysone has not retracted the statements and is coming under intense scrutiny from right-wing media sources.

With Grayson's erratic behavior has also been seen as a growing embarrassment to the Democratic establishment. New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was quoted by Politico as saying that his colleague was "one fry short of a happy meal." Other Democrats, including New Jersey Rep Bill Pascrell have criticized Grayson's outlandish behavior.

After Grayson's latest outburst became public, former Keller aide Johann Kipling told the Saint Petersburg Times that the 2008 Keller campaign had unearthed curious inconsistencies in Grayson's professional career.

Kipling's statements were chronicled in an interview set to be released on November 5. Kipling stated that while Grayson touted that he was a respected economist he had actually failed an economics course in his sophomore year. In addition, some of Grayson's senior papers were accused of widespread plagiarism.

In addition, Kipling stated that Grayson's campaign had a glaring omission. During 1988, when Grayson had just turned thirty and while working for the Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson law firm, he spent four days in the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. What the cause of this stay was is yet unclear, although testimony from co-workers suggests that Grayson was extremely combative with fellow employees, including slapping a female intern in the face. Grayson was released after PIW doctors declared him "not to be a threat to the public."

Asked why the Keller campaign did not release this information, Kipling stated that it was the decision of Keller himself. Keller was a four-term Congressman before the insurgent Grayson captured 52% of the vote last year.
Add Photos & Videos

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest

  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2010/10/08 10:53:45
    So, he got himself elected to get superior care if needed?
  • lin sug... littleb... 2010/10/08 10:55:33
    lin sugar lips
    Yeah and he is now entitled to the best care for life.... screw us!
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2010/10/08 10:51:29
  • Jim 2010/10/08 01:57:58
    This was posted in October 2009. It is now a year later.
    Where is the "to be released on November 5, [2009]" interview?
    Just another Republican Lie.
  • lin sug... Jim 2010/10/08 10:38:55
    lin sugar lips
    There is no lie Grayson spent time in a mental Hospital.
    Granted he didn't stay long enough but........
    Check it out for your self.
  • littleb... Jim 2010/10/08 10:48:25
  • HB 2010/01/18 06:17:30
    I can not believe the people in Florida elected this guy. I would be embarrassed if I voted for him! His election proves that a majority of Americans should not be allowed to vote.
  • airraid81 2009/11/01 20:31:04
    Anyone who is proud to be a progressive has to have something wrong with them.
  • lin sug... airraid81 2009/11/02 00:44:36
    lin sugar lips
    I have to agree with you there airraid81
  • sglmom 2009/10/31 02:50:02
    Not surprising based on what I've seen/heard ...

    The real question should be .. HOW MANY of the Corrupt should have been INDEFINITELY Committed for Psychiatric Hospitalization all along?
  • Red Buckeye 2009/10/30 09:36:50
    Red Buckeye
    Nutcase Grayson should be sent back to the mental institution for being loud, obnoxious, sleazy, ignorant, and hate filled. He looks nuts too! Hey dumbo, your 15 minutes of fame has expired.
  • oldguy 2009/10/30 04:09:18
    Wow! The amount of money some will spend just to be seen and heard?
    Surely,Florida,you can do better than him?
  • jimmy d 2009/10/29 23:37:49
    jimmy d
    Another proverbial "tingle up the leg for Matthews". Two putz's side by side.... proverbial tingle leg matthews putzs
  • lin sug... jimmy d 2009/10/29 23:42:22
    lin sugar lips
    OH LOOK TWINS!!! Both crazier than shit house rats.
  • TheFewTheProud 2009/10/29 21:55:14 (edited)
    I am in Grayson's District. Grayson defeated the popular Republican Keller because Keller decided to break his campaign promise of term limits and that did not sit well with his constituents. Hindsight being 20/20, it now seems to be an issue that is small compared to the issues with his replacement.
  • lin sug... TheFewT... 2009/10/29 23:08:59
    lin sugar lips
    Thefewthe proud
    Good luck getting rid of that nut job!
  • TheFewT... lin sug... 2009/10/31 17:46:07
    He's history; he just doesn't know it yet; many good candidates are lined up to run against him new year both Demo and Repub.
  • keeper 2009/10/29 21:00:54
    That explains a bunch about the crazed look in his eyes!!
  • Breeze 2009/10/29 17:27:42
  • SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX 2009/10/29 17:07:53 (edited)
    Obviously, the doctors made a misdiagnosis in Grayson's case. He is a threat to the public and a threat to himself. He obviously should have remained a little longer and perhaps should have received a few shock treatments. Nancy Pelosi should be careful since this man has been known to slap a female in the face earlier in his lifetime. You know, she tears up when she talks about the "harmful rhetoric" that is being spoken. Perhaps she should be afraid of who her co-workers are.

    female earlier lifetime tears talks harmful rhetoric spoken afraid co-workers female earlier lifetime tears talks harmful rhetoric spoken afraid co-workers

About Me

lin sugar lips

lin sugar lips

United States

2009/02/17 21:50:15

View complete profile

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals