Winner and loser of the week
Winner of the week: George LeMieux. Charlie Crist's former chief of staff, deputy attorney general and campaign manager wound up on Crist's short list to replace Mel Martinez in the Senate, and increasingly a lot politicos see him as a favorite. But even if he doesn't get tapped, he'll benefit mightily (and maybe his law firm) from the business and political world being reminded how much Florida's most powerful figure thinks of him.
Loser of the Week: Ray Sansom. Put aside the criminal charges facing the former state House speaker and even the news that Sansom spent $173,000 on his state party credit card. What earns Sansom loser of the week were the horrifying revelations that while traveling in Europe, Sansom chose to eat at T.G.I. Fridays, the Spaghetti House and the Hard Rock Cafe. Maybe there's an insanity defense.