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Bailey-Gate takes an ominous turn (updated)

Jan 20, 2015

By Dan

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).

The Florida Cabinet Needs to Reconsider Bailey Firing

Jan 15, 2015

By Dan

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.

We fell short.

Nov 5, 2014

By Dan

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.

Dad turns 95!

Sep 28, 2014

By Dan

I am proud of him because he was a devoted husband, a great dad, and sweet grandfather. In his public life, he always looked out for the little guy and was never afraid to pick a fight with a more powerful adversary over a principle in which he believed.


Aug 27, 2014

By Dan

The lesson of this primary is that Rick Scott has a formidable task. He has to persuade people to disregard their existing impressions of Charlie, while at the same time convincing them to set aside their dim impressions of him. It's not easy as last night's returns proved. When it's time to vote, people tend to trust their guts. They trust what they know.

Just ask Reagan the rescue dog if you can trust Rick Scott's election eve promises.

Aug 21, 2014

By Dan

Just ask the labrador retriever, Reagan, if you can trust Rick Scott's election eve promises. Remember, the dog Scott "rescued" right before his last election? Scott adopted him, and even had an online naming contest to make sure animal lovers who voted knew Rick Scott loves puppies.
After election, the dog disappeared. It took the media two years to get Scott to admit he secretly "turned" the dog back in just weeks after he was elected
If Reagan is alive, I'm pretty sure he has a dim view of Rick Scott's election eve promises.

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