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Winner and loser of the week



Jeffatwater   Winner of the week: Jeff Atwater. The Republican senate president and chief financial officer rebuffed Gov. Crist’s talk of an October special session to hastily ratify the gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe and to open up Florida to offshore drilling. Complex issues requiring delberation, sure. But a cynic might suggest it also leaves issues on the table while campaign contributions continue to flow.

 Loser of the week: Cynthia Muir. As if the Public Service Commission couldn’t look any worse than it already does, spokeswoman Muir (already in the news for sharing her private BlackBerry messaging codes with utility officials) decides it’s a nifty idea to physically restrain a TV reporter who wanted to ask the commission chairman a question. Somebody needs a crash course in PR.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:17pm]


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