From the Washington Post
Giffords, who survived a January 2011 assassination attempt that left her with years of rehabilitation ahead, resigned her seat earlier this year but left open the possibility of a return to politics. With the new PAC, dubbed “Gabby PAC,” she allows herself to continue to be a part of the process.
The formation of the PAC was first reported last week by Politico, but we now have details about who specifically will be involved and whom the PAC will support.
Giffords, a Blue Dog Democrat, is set to announce in a news release that the PAC will be co-chaired by a Democrat and a Republican: former Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich and former Kentucky secretary of state and 2010 Senate candidate Trey Grayson (R).
However, the PAC will only support Democrats.
No wonder Grayson lost. He's a RINO. My definiton of RINO is also specific. It's not a liberal republican or even a (sniff nose in the air) moderate. It's not a John McCain. A RINO backs democrats. Grayson is raising money for democrats. This PAC isn't bipartisan. It only backs democrats. That's all that needs to be said.
In an interview with The Fix, Grayson assured that he remains a Republican and has both Mitt Romney and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) bumper stickers on his car. But he is very good friends with Giffords.
“I still consider myself a very proud Republican. I run a bipartisan institution that encourages activity in both parties,” Grayson said. He added: “I’d love to run again some day. If I do it, I’m obviously going to do it as a Republican. It would be nice if there were some Democrats from Gabby PAC that I could work with.”
Grayson also quipped: “I’m not the player to be named later in the Artur Davis trade.”
(Davis, a former Democratic congressman who switched parties and spoke at the GOP convention last week, was recently a fellow at Grayson’s institute.)
You got to be shitting me. Trey, you are raising money for a PAC that only supports democrats. The only possible excuse that is acceptable is if you are a professional fundraising independent contractor doing a favor. You're job is up at Harvard, so that's not the case. I have friends and family members who are democrats. That doesn't mean I'm going to go out and raise money for other democrats.
The question if Grayson runs again is this. Why the hell would I vote for someone I can't trust? This guy sounds like an opportunist, no different than a Roy Schmidt. How do I know he's not going to turn into a Arlen Specter, Joe Schwarz, Lincoln Chafee, or Charlie Christ?