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Rod Smith got a standing ovation at a Democratic dinner Friday at Tallahassee's Silver Slipper for a speech laced with barbs at Republicans, including how the party handled Terri Schiavo. "One party last year said we ought to intervene in the life of Terri Schiavo after 19 courts had ruled on it," Smith said, voice rising. "But the Florida Senate and my party said, 'No we don't belong in that!' "

Well, sort of. The man who so glowingly introduced Smith at the dinner, state Sen. Al Lawson of Tallahassee, voted with the Republicans on Schiavo.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:04pm]


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