My Dad, Mandela and a lesson in leadership
Dec 7, 2013
Upon his election as Mayor, my Dad quickly decided to issue a Proclamation for Mandela. Given that the two major constituencies in his City were Cubans and Jews, he expected some blowback. Immediately, disapproving letters showed up in the newspaper followed by obscene shouts from passer-byers in public. The name-calling quickly progressed to threats.
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I'm for Charlie
Nov 4, 2013
As a state legislator and House Democratic Leader I saw Charlie Crist up close for nearly a decade. Frankly, I wanted to find things to criticize. He was a Republican after all. But early on and throughout his term as Florida's Attorney General and Governor, it became clear that he was a real moderate and a true bipartisan.
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This Day in Crist-ory
Oct 28, 2013
He told me he had seen the lines, heard of elderly Floridians fainting from the heat, and was horrified at the notion that any Floridian had to take a day off of work to vote. He wondered out loud how many Floridians just gave up and went home. Within minutes, and over the objection of his own staff, Charlie Crist signed Executive Order 08-217, extending the hours for early voting for all Floridians. More... ~ 6 Comments
Rick Scott's Weedy Retreat from Common Core
Sep 23, 2013
Under a theory that anything supported by the Obama Administration is a high crime, the Tea Party began a campaign against Common Core. So given the choice to fight for what he believed was best for the success of Florida's school children, or commence a weedy retreat from high standards, Rick Scott chose the low road.More... ~ 5 Comments
Scott's Revolving Door of Failure
Aug 8, 2013
If you ran a business and nearly every person you appointed to a critical position resigned under a cloud of incompetence or fraud at some point someone just might point out the failure is yours. Florida Governor Rick Scott is hoping no one notices that in just three short years he has compiled an unprecedented record of his top appointees being forced out or resigning due to a lack of ability, a lack of honesty, or both. More... ~ 34 Comments
When bureaucracies kill.
Aug 2, 2013
I don't believe Wilkins was callous or indifferent, just unqualified and misguided. He had very little background in child welfare and it was simply terrible judgment by Governor Scott to put someone so ill-prepared in charge of an agency where missteps result in the lost lives of innocent children.More... ~ 5 Comments
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