When Phil Gramm made his "nation of whiners" comment, one thing that confused me was why he was even around. I have a low opinion of Gramm even for Republicans. He strikes me as very bombastic and combative, someone who is primarily interested in making news for himself. I remember a joke floating around DC that the most dangerous place in Washington was between Phil Gramm and a TV camera.
Now Max Blumenthal at HuffPost reminds us of just how bizarre a character Gramm is. Apart from being bosom buddies with Enron, way back in the early 70's he invested in soft-core porn. I am just amazed that McCain has had anything to do with this guy. All you have to do is point out that his wife was on Enron's board, and people will start to think suspicious thots.