Eight Reasons Pam Bondi Is the Worst Attorney General in Florida History

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5. She Wants Young Adults to Be Able to Purchase Guns
Back in September, Florida -- and 20 other states -- signed a brief that supported the NRA's quest to have a federal court strike down the law that prohibits the sale of handguns by federally licensed dealers to people aged 18 through 20. This while Florida was still reeling from the Trayvon Martin shooting and George Zimmerman verdict. Not to mention all the other gun-related crimes happening across the country.

So while the majority of the nation wrestled with its conscience on young people senselessly dying from gun violence, Bondi wrestled with the thought of the travesty of living in a country where 18-year-old kids aren't allowed to buy themselves a gun.

4. She Can't Be Trusted With the Environmental
Not only did Bondi support polluters of Chesapeake Bay, she went and wasted Florida tax dollars doing it. Earlier this year, she joined other GOPers in filing a legal brief supporting an appeal by the American Farm Bureau to kill a plan to clean up the waters of Chesapeake Bay (which, if you haven't noticed, it not really anywhere near Florida). She even wrote an op-ed piece about it (she does that) explaining that this was all about EPA overreach and not at all about siding with lobbyists and people with lots and lots of money.

The Everglades Coalition sent her a letter asking her to reconsider her stance on not cleaning up the pollution in Chesapeake Bay. She ignored the letter.

3. She's Vehemently Against Legalized Medical Marijuana
The number-one talking point for those who oppose medical marijuana is that legalizing it will open the doors to various loop-holes that'll turn Florida into a free-for all for weed smokers. Bondi was the first to make this contrived argument. When the proposal to get the Amendment 2 initiative on the ballot in November first came up, Bondi tried to fight it, saying the proponents of medical marijuana were being deceitful in the wording of the amendment -- which, to her, was just a document to make all weed legal throughout the state.

"With no 'condition' off limits, physicians could authorize marijuana for anything, any time, to anyone, of any age," Bondi wrote in her argument.

She continued her fear mongering rhetoric by saying, "So long as a physician held the opinion that the drug use 'would likely outweigh t' the risks, Florida would be powerless to stop it."

All this while more than 70 percent of Floridians support the legalization of medical marijuana for those with debilitating illnesses.


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joi4liberty
joi4liberty

There's really great candidate in this race who isn't getting the media attention he should be getting - make sure you check out Bill Wohlsifer - www.BillW2014.com


He drafted the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, he vows to re-legalize industrial hemp to help clean up Florida's water problems (check out www.hemp4water.com), he's stronger on civil liberties than any candidate, he's hard on cronies and he's earnest - he's been fighting for health freedom long before he decided to run for office.  Best bet for freedom and preservation of ALL your rights is Bill Wohlsifer! 

abby111
abby111

Zero prosecution of banks led by Pam Bondi.  Would she even be competent for such complex litigation?  It's doubtful from what I read.  She fired two AG's for investigating robo-signers.   Florida was ground zero for bank fraud -  LPS and Marshall &  Watson got off Scott free (no pun intended but ha ha).  Though she may be the butt of jokes, her lack of ability and will to stand up to large corporations is disastrous for our state and consumers.  I am working with the AG's office for over a year.  There is an investigation of the national home builder KB Home.  I think the investigation will go nowhere, even though thousands of people are involved and tens of millions of dollars.  But I've been told by other agencies, "this governor will never let anything happen to this company, and Pam Bondi must do what she is told."  I have no idea if that is true, but from the way this is going.......... see my website  to see who is (not) afraid of Pam Bondi.    http://www.kbhomesleak.com/whos-afraid-of-attorney-general-pam-bondi-not-kb-home/ 


KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

Heading into her 3rd marriage? How's that for stability? Please, someone find the dirt to dump this whack.

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marleneeboudreaux


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Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

It was all good, and I agreed with the article, and then became immediately turned off by the racism at the end. "Look at 'em. Like two white peas in a pod." Ask yourself this question, if it were two black peas in a pod, do think the article would've gotten past your editors? ...and why would your editors flag it? They're right for doing it, and they should've done their job here.

icculus17
icculus17 topcommenter

"Florida's marriage laws have a close, direct and rational relationship to society's legitimate interest in increasing the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family units."


and locking away their daddies and cutting food stamps is a great way to do this apparently

bostol2001
bostol2001

I just can't understand why a site that does such an outstanding job of reporting the egregious plundering of Fl citizens by the financial community prints this type of piece which oozes the petty bias and obvious disoriented political persuasions of a writer who specializes in such delusional fantasy. Biondi should be publicly chastised for her sorry leadership in cleaning up Florida's foreclosure fraud which would be in keeping with the value of this site, instead our time was wasted by unqualified commentary on the "virtues" of  topics such as this administration's tragic failures regarding its immigration policy and Obamacare.

janisl55
janisl55

Look at her background--deputy to Attila the Hun in Hillsborough State Attorney Ober for years.  This guy on the campaign trail in 2002 was spouting NRA "I love guns" BS.  She was chosen to be Scott's obedient enforcer in his raison d'etre for running for guvner in the first place:  killing "Obamacare" for his HCA cronies!  He and his familiar (Pam) spent millions of Floridians' public funds in their doomed RW corporatist crusade to reduce minority voter participation in FL, to despoil FL's environment by many schemes, to unconstitutionally divert public school funding, already a disgrace, to benefit FL corporations' tax liability and enrich for-profit charters and voucher mills--the list goes on and on!


The cherry-on-top was her hilarious "non-wedding" to which she flew half of Scott's administration to a Caribbean island to celebrate nuptials that never occurred!   Did somebody "forget" to finalize their divorce in advance of the ceremony?  Pam's not talking, but what a faux pas!


All of the half-dozen or more expensive lawsuits she and P. Rick filed against the federal government fell flat, of course!


Send this to every voter you know in FL.  They have a right to know what this disgrace has been up to for nearly 4 yrs.  Then, recommend that registered Dems vote for George Sheldon for Attorney General.  He has served honorably in several capacities at the state level in FL. 

Jonathan Whittaker
Jonathan Whittaker

I don't understand how backwards people keep getting elected. The general population can't be this stupid. Against legalized Marijuana Pam? Google Charlotte's Web Marijuana, read the CNN story, and then tell me if your child suffered that type of pain, you wouldn't do anything to help your child. This is just a ploy to keep money flowing to police depts. that stand to lose federal funding for the war on drugs if marijuana becomes legal. Kinda funny that Republicans and Libertarians whine and complain about the money the government uses, yet won't support initiatives like legalized marijuana to tax and save money for the state. And I won't even comment on the gay marriage thing because you will find yourself on the wrong side of history. It's just like the Civil Rights movement and what people do in their private lives is frankly none of your or my business. Why are you against people being happy? Pam Bondi is a great example of someone who doesn't listen to the people she serves, and just listens to the money. Another typical politician who is partly responsible for Americans distrust of politics and the huge division and hatred we see today in politics. Shame on her.

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

I would like to see an infographic illustrating the amount of money she has blown on lost cases that also shows the public opinion support %s of the those cases. 

Bad politician, but even worse attorney.

Jasmine Murias
Jasmine Murias

With a quick scroll I thought this was Britney Spears...

megahoboriffic
megahoboriffic

lotsa bullet points but you missed almost all  the most important probems, namely, that as attorney general, she doesn't do shit about florida's most pressing problems. for one she's allowed the foreclosure crisis to trudge on for years more without any more justice in the courts or the eviction processes, effecting countless millions. 

thelocalseth
thelocalseth

She's an absolute 10 an deserves to be re-elected just on those merits alone.

WakeUp
WakeUp

@thelocalseth A 10?  You need to get out more.  Check out RECENT photos of her.   Her face is fading fast.   


PLLLLEASE Florida, wise up and don't reelect her.

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