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This is the best idea I've heard in ages, and it doesn't seem to have been diaried yet. Short and sweet:

The Huffington Post is reporting,

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is willing to serve on the committee established by House Republicans to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a prospect that is likely causing heartburn for the GOP.

In an interview with SiriusXM host Ari Rabin-Havt Friday morning, Grayson said he has actually already talked to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and expressed his interest.

Yesterday Greg Sargent wrote on the Washington Post blogs:
The idea started out as a bit of a gag on twitter and on the blogs: Rather than legitimize the new House GOP select committee on #Benghazi by sending a full slate of Dems to participate, Dems should instead send a single lawmaker who is well schooled in mixing it up with Republican crazy. In other words: Why not just turn Dem Rep. Alan Grayson loose?
It now appears that the Draft Grayson movement is gaining a bit of traction, with two major liberal groups giving some thought to pushing it.
Sargent continues:
Meanwhile, a source at MoveOn tells me the group “has taken notice and is looking into the idea as a way of exposing the committee as the kangaroo court that it is.”
The idea is basically to deny the committee credibility by not sending a full set of Democrats, because their presence would make the proceedings look like a legitimate investigation that Dems and Republicans are simply disagreeing over. Meanwhile, sending just one person, who could engage GOP “revelations” in real time and have access to documents and witnesses, would avoid the downsides of a total boycott.
The petition to draft Alan Grayson is on Credo Mobilize here. I'm so in!

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