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Cabinet Meeting Back On



To those in Buzz land crushed that the Florida Cabinet had only two more meetings in its current incarnation (and we know you are few), rejoice! An embarassing "miscommunication" between the governor's and the attorney general's office has been resolved and the Oct. 31 meeting is back on.

Backstory: Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday told reporters he had cancelled the meeting, one of the last three before a new Cabinet takes office, because Attorney General Charlie Crist wanted to stay on the campaign trail before Nov. 7 election. But as Bush spoke to Buzz and other reporters, Crist was talking nearby to one from the Palm Beach Post, which Wednesday quoted Crist saying he had "no idea" why the meeting was cancelled by the governor.

Wednesday afternoon, Bush said the meeting was back on. "We did it in the primary, if you recall, and then I read in the paper that in fact that request didn't come in, there was a miscommunication. So heck, let's have it."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:52pm]


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