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Sticking up for stickers



Anybody noticing the bad name bumper stickers are getting in Florida lately?

"The loophole that he talks about because it fits on a bumper sticker," Rod Smith said of Jim Davis' jab at an insurance bill passed last year. Smith also dismissed America's wet foot/dry foot policy as a “bumper sticker, not an immigration policy.’’ Then there was Tom Gallagher Tuesday night scoffing at Charlie Crist’s “bumper sticker answers.’’

Well, there’s one candidate who’s standing up for bumper stickers in a big way: Charlie Crist. “Somebody has to,’’ he explained. In Deltona today: “You have a bumper sticker on your car yet? No? What’s up with that?’’ In Viera: “Here, take two stickers. You must have a friend who could use one.’’

Most everywhere he tells people that someone once told him each bumper sticker swings seven votes – and even if it’s half-true that’s a great thing. Turns out, though, his mom refused to put one on her car for fear it couldn’t peel off. “With George (LeMieux’s) permission, we spent a little extra money and got the thick vinyl kind.’’

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


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