So Many Seats to Fill; So Few Republicans Without Baggage
Petrocelli will join another well-connected Republican on that board, Joseph Cobo, who is the subject of an active corruption investigation -- not based on his role at the housing authority but rather through his other Crist appointment, to the board of the North Broward Hospital District.
Another housing authority board member is Sharon Day, a Crist favorite who's currently the secretary of the National Republican Committee and who was among the high-profile figures to demand that
the investigation into Cobo's ethics violations at the hospital district be swept under the rug. And the attorney who was appointed to the hospital district just in time to agree with the recommendation of Day and other high-profile Republicans? That would be Sam Goren, whose firm just happens to also act as general counsel for the housing authority.
Isn't it sweet how Crist -- and his Broward-based inner circle -- take care of the most loyal Republicans, ethical baggage or not? And how those Republicans then take care of each other?