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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Ggggreeer Winner of the week: Jim Greer. Ridiculed as a blustery buffoon by critics, the former state GOP Chairman managed to outsmart a former House Speaker, John Thrasher, and two incoming legislative leaders, Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos, and convince them to sign a potentially illegal severance package.

Loser of the week: Charlie Crist. First he failed to take knock down MarcoCrist4 Rubio in a televised debate and then he stood by a supporters bigoted comments about Rubio. Finally the governor lost his anti-corruption cred with revelations his hand-picked party chairman and close advisor Jim Greer, is facing a criminal inquiry into his actions at the GOP. Runners up: John Thrasher, Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos. If they had the judgement to sign a possibly unethical severance package for Greer, what kind of judgement should we expect as they run Florida's legislature? Runner up II: Kendrick Meek. His toes may look divine, but it's hard to campaign as Mr. Common Man/former state trooper when you're getting pedicures.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:26am]


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