What a difference a day makes.
Two more sources call back, Rick Scott doesnt and all of a sudden I realize the turncoat-governor rumors may not be so far-fetched.
I hope I'm proven wrong; time will tell.
Scott who convinced us after the election hes the anti-regulation governor apparently opposes a smart, carefully crafted bill aimed at stopping the costliest, most oppressive regulation of all: the EPA's numeric nutrient criteria, scheduled to go into effect in March 2012.
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."
-- Mark Twain
Did the great American author and humorist have a premonition? Did he meet W.C. Gentry in some futuristic dream?
You have to wonder how Mark Twain would categorize Gentry, the Duval County School Board chairman who last week told district parents and taxpayers that the school system can't afford to educate their kids.
It is $97 million over budget.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Hero
No wonder Gov. Rick Scott spends so much time in Miami. Why wouldn't he want the state to spend $77 million to dredge a deeper Port of Miami? For a governor who promised 700,000 jobs in seven years, Miami is Paradise Found. It's a spark waiting for tinder.
Especially since last week when U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio upped Miami's stakes.
A year ago Charlie Crist was a Republican, Marco Rubio was lying in the weeds in Miami and Bill McCollum was so far ahead in the governor's race he struck a pose and fell asleep.
What fun 2010 was. Sunshine State News came along at just the right time.
We had no idea last March that a staunchly conservative, anti-establishment revolution was about to turn Florida government upside down.
We certainly fit right in -- if not in the Capitol press corps, at least in the temper and tumult of the day.
Tallahassee or Washington, they both share the same nutty, inside-the-Beltway-logic:
When you're in a hole, keep digging.
The country is flat broke. It's borrowing money -- make that more money -- to pay for President Barack Obama's sea-to-shining-sea, high-speed rail fantasy. Just because the money "is out there anyway," just because if Florida doesn't take it someone else will, does that mean the governor and the principled leadership in the Florida Legislature should help him keep digging America in deeper?
For the first time in years, the South Florida Water Management District has a chance to get a grip on reality, and what does it do? Whine like a spoiled brat.