We just found the Spokesman of Occupy Wall Street. I present you, Alan Grayson. [Bill Maher]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 8, 2011
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I’ll be that spokesman:


“The other panel members were Republicans. For most of the show, Alan just sat quietly, which really surprised and disappointed me. Then suddenly, he let them have it. It was great. I just wish that the camera had shown the standing ovation.”


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


17 Responses to “We just found the Spokesman of Occupy Wall Street. I present you, Alan Grayson. [Bill Maher]”

  1. Obama 2012 says:

    Damn he's good. Shame on those idiots in Florida that voted him out in 2010. Shame. Shame. SHAME!

  2. Jenifer says:

    amen and hallelujah! i think it's about time someone started just speaking it. i'm also glad that the NYT op-ed piece by Paul Krugman (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/opinion/krugman-confronting-the-malefactors.html) brings up debt forgiveness for main street as part of the solution.

  3. annaphallactic says:

    In all fairness, Franzen is not a Republican. His politics are pretty liberal.

  4. OccupyWallST says:

    This is a NON PARTITION PROTEST Alan Grayson does not represent us

  5. derp says:

    While i didn't watch the whole show and only this snippet, this seemed to be coming from him as a man, not as a democrat or whatever party he was affiliated with. Moreover he never said he was representing anyone, he used it as a segway to talk about some statistics essentially saying "are YOU ok with this?". Don't be stupid.

  6. […] go on the marches, I can tell them to bring a poncho," he said.(Editing by Claudia Parsons)NEW YORK (Reuters) – In 2011 in America, what passes for a revolution is a frightening tangle of wir…cupy Wall Street movement. The protesters who have disrupted lower Manhattan since mid-September […]

  7. taysic says:

    If anyone had to be the spokesman, this guy would be it. Still, I would hold off on a spokesman this early on.

  8. Mike says:

    The poster spelled partisan, "partition."

  9. elephantjournal says:

    Amen, OccupyWallSt. He merely retorted that if he were the spokesman, he'd be proud to represent. Let's remember a spokesman isn't a leader, anyways, just as the Press Secretary isn't our President. And no one's appointing or co-opting anyways–he just summed up nicely, eloquently, forcefully—and succinctly, in like 30 seconds—what corporate-driven media has failed to grasp…much of what this protest, nay movement is about.

    In all fairness, the NY Times and others have taken this seriously, presenting "both sides." At the bottom of the above blog I include a roundup link to some recent video/photo/media highlights. ~ Waylon

  10. elephantjournal says:

    Yah, no one's appointing anyone. It was more along the lines of all the calls for Warren to be President two weeks back. Meaning, "awesome, hallelujah, sing it brother!"

  11. Sara Young says:

    Yeah. I think he hit the nail on the head, and frankly, they could do with a spokesperson. Some of the stuff coming out of this occupation is frankly, beside the point. Distracting the public from the real issue, the corruption of wall street, is not helping anyone.

  12. I agree…the overall #Occupy movement is necessary and wonderful, but when you get too many people and other agendas cropping up it can lose focus.

  13. And who exactly authorized "OccupyWallST" as the voice of the movement (Including taking its name on as his/her own)?

    (And couldn't they have found someone who can spell "partisan" and knows how to use punctuation?)

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