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Daniel Ruth: Everett Rice is so far right he's wrong



Another sign of how much Republican politics have shifted in Florida in recent years: The campaign of former Pinellas County Sheriff Everett Rice to get his old job back. Rice -- long considered a moderate who also served one term in the Florida House from 2004-06 -- is embracing some of the more extreme voices of the party, as the Tampa Bay Times' Peter Jamison reported earlier this week.

Then on Friday, Tampa Bay Times' columnist Daniel Ruth weighed in: "The Barack Obama-Was-Born-in-Lower-Slabobia birth certificate canard has been discredited time and time again. But Rice mused the other day he still isn't sure the president is a U.S. citizen. He also said he is willing to consider the Agenda 21 one world government gibberish being promoted by a spittoon of unhinged crazy people. Earth to Everett: You're running for sheriff of Pinellas County, not Potemkin County..." Full column here.

[Last modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:42pm]


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