Don't They Look Happy Together?
During Obama's State of the Union speech last night, Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson sat together to show unity in light of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
But enough about our dysfunctional Congress, let's move onto our dysfunctional Florida Ethics Commission. We already know the agency is a pathetic joke, but it's always surprising to see just how pathetic it really is. In the latest news we find out that even in hundreds of cases where public officials have been fined, the commission simply never collected the money, about $300,000. Now the ethics commission's executive director, Philip Claypool, wants to forgo the fines for the deadbeat officials saying that the four-year period that the commission could take action is up.
Utter incompetence. And even though the article linked above has some state legislators grousing in it, that's just they way they like.
Inside take a quick look at Charlie Crist's new gig.
So now Charlie Crist is a trial lawyer. Here's a link to his website page at his new law firm Morgan & Morgan in St. Petersburg. Crist's areas of expertise are listed as class-action lawsuits and mass torts and his bio is a little over the top:
Mr. Crist has never forgotten his humble roots and remains committed to the values that have made America the envy of freedom-loving people for more than two centuries. He was born the second of four children in 1956 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, the grandson of immigrants. His public service is defined by tireless devotion to the citizens of Florida, a fundamental belief in the goodness of people, and a rock-solid commitment to the core principles that have allowed his family to succeed--lower taxes, less government and more freedom.
You get all those key words? Humble, values, freedom, devotion, goodness, commitment principles, and again, freedom. And the website is "forthepeople.com."
Sounds like he's still running for office.