Clearly the new regime at the Florida Democratic Party learned nothing from the chorus of boos that Debbie Wasserman Schultz received at the DNC convention.
The resounding chants of "shame" spewed at the disgraced former DNC chairwoman, forced to resign in infamy, hasn't convinced the failing party that putting the most divisive figure in recent Florida Democratic political history on stage at its biggest fundraising event will be a big mistake.
Whose idea is this? Wasserman Schultz's?
Is she still pulling the strings in the party? If the new chair, Stephen Bittel, thinks this is a great idea, then perhaps his judgment has to be seriously questioned.
We already are questioning Sally Boynton Brown, given her "issues" faux pas, so it very well could have come from her, but I doubt it. After all, what does she really know about Florida?
After only being in her position for a month, the president of the FDP ended up being the star of a GOP fundraising email and commercial.
Wherever the idea to feature Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the biggest fundraiser for the Democratic Party came from, it is bad.
The party is clearly trying to help Debbie redeem herself, to its detriment.
The last fundraising report was underwhelming. Who is going to want to give to a party with the face of a pending DNC lawsuit up on the stage looking back at them?
Let's be honest. Debbie Wasserman Schultz makes Democrats want to vomit, not vote.
There is already an establishment/progressive divide.
Having Debbie Wasserman Schultz onstage is only going to widen that divide.
It shows that nothing in the FDP has changed.
The relationship between Stephen Bittel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz trumps any chance the florida Democratic Party has of mending the rift between progressives and the establishment.
She made him her DNC finance co-chair, and I guess he is utilizing his new-found chairmanship to shove her down our throats.
I hope Wasserman Schultz gets booed.
I hope the chants of "shame" return.
I hope Tim Canova decides to run against her again.
Rumor has it that he will be officially announcing this week.
It looks like Debate-Dodging Debbie will once again have the protection of the party.
She's going to need it.
Leslie Wimes, a Sunshine State News columnist, is founder and president of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com. Follow Leslie on Twitter: @womenonthemove1