Outspoken Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Mark GraysonFlorida's Darren Soto fends off Dem challenge from Alan Grayson Live results: Arizona and Florida hold primaries The Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message MORE (D-Fla.) criticized Sarah Palin, Chief Justice John Roberts and the Tea Party on Bill Maher's HBO show.

Grayson compared tea partiers to a character in the movie "Nemo" who can't remember anything that happened more than a year ago. He said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is trying to make "fascism fashionable." And he mocked Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy for being out of touch with technology.

During a recent case before the high court, Kennedy asked what would happen if a text message was sent to someone who was sending a text at that same moment. Roberts asked what was the difference between an e-mail and a pager. Some say Roberts's comments were taken out of context, asserting he was asking that question as it relates to privacy rights.


Grayson is not in that group, saying, "Some people are literally feeling they are being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century and you just described two of them."

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The Florida lawmaker, who is one of the GOP's top targets this fall, disputed characterizations by Matthew Continetti of right-leaning Weekly Standard that the media has been unfair to Palin.

"I think she's gotten a pass from the media," Grayson said, adding, "She's trying to make fascism fashionable and she gets away with it."

Grayson claimed that Palin "dropped out of college four times," but both Continetti and Maher pointed out that the former vice presidential candidate changed colleges four times.