Don't be a jerk.
May 1, 2015
Just because you have power doesn't mean you're incapable of a mistake. Don't be afraid to second-guess yourselves. Tallahassee can be a bubble. Your colleagues and the lobbying corps, consultants and assorted sycophants will all reaffirm your judgment until you are convinced everyone else is an idiot and you are the only one in the state perhaps the world that gets it.
Hubris is a weakness not an organizing principle.
Rubio & Bush Hometown Loves Obamacare
Apr 14, 2015
Interestingly, both men had jobs before they were seeking this one. When Jeb was Governor of Florida (and Marco the Speaker of the Florida House) they addressed health care and had opportunities to promote their solutions.More...
Please, let's leave this spotlight to Indiana!
Apr 3, 2015
It's almost like the Florida House became jealous that Indiana was getting too much national attention for its intolerance.More...
Bailey-Gate takes an ominous turn (updated)
Jan 20, 2015
That's not just bad optics. It's a federal crime to conspire to falsely deprive someone of their liberty under color of law (Title 18 USC 241). It's also a state crime to make false statements in criminal investigations, misuse an official position and act falsely under color of authority (F.S. Chapters 837, 838, 843). More...
The Florida Cabinet Needs to Reconsider Bailey Firing
Jan 15, 2015
Think about what will happen when one of Scott's staffers asks the next FDLE Commissioner or agent to do something inappropriate? Will they follow the law or will they not have enough guts to do the right thing at the expense of their job? For Bailey's replacement, the taint is too much as the public will understandably believe he got the job because he was loyal to the governor and his staff - rather than for his independence and fidelity to the law.More...
We fell short.
Nov 5, 2014
But it's pretty clear Democrats in Florida are star-crossed. Politically, we are two states. We win regularly in presidential years and lose miserably in off-year elections. It's almost like a cruel game - win and then lose. Win and then lose.More...
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