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Crist Yanks 283 Bush Appointees



Gov. Charlie Crist just announced he was withdrewing all pending nominations to state boards by former Gov. Jeb Bush, a whopping 283 names, including the much-watched nominations of Phil Handy and T. Willard Fair to the state Board of Education. Also yanked were Public Services Commissioner who were installed Tuesday, Ken Littlefield and Isilio Arriaga.

Looks like Crist wasn't discriminatory, he also yanked big financial backer Debbie Sembler from the University of South Florida Board of Trustees, wife of St. Petersburg developer Brent Sembler.

To read the laundry list: Download Memorandum.doc

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:25pm]


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