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Picking Sink Outta the Crowd



If Alex Sink keeps on her overcoat to ward of this morning's chill in Tallahassee, she won't be hard to see up on the rostrum today as she's awaiting being sworn into office.

Sink, the CFO-elect, and the only Democrat and woman in the incoming state Cabinet, showed up at this morning's inaugural breakfast in a cherry red long overcoat, easy to spot in a crowd of 1,000 mostly dark-suited folks.

Also sitting nearby on the floor of Gaither Gymnasium at FAMU: Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, Attorney General-elect Bill McCollum, the Florida Supreme Court justices, former U.S. Sen. Connie Mack, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, former Govs. Bob Martinez and Claude Kirk, Senate President Ken Pruitt, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and a slew of other legislators.

But St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, his wife Joyce and their two children didn't hang on the floor with other dignitaries. As they munched on their share of the complimentary breakfast of muffins, orange juice, apples, bananas and coffee, they sat in the bleachers.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:24pm]


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