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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



ileana.jpgWinner of the week: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The Miami area congresswoman is the new chairwoman of House Foreign Affairs committee - the only woman to lead a major House committee.  Runner up: Gary Fineout: The veteran capitol reporter's incessant, querying of Gov. Charlie Crist about pardoning Jim Morrison finally paid off.


Loser of the week: Anita Bryant. anitab.jpgThe former beauty queen, orange juice hawker, and anti gay rights crusader helped lead the charge for authorities to charge Doors singer Jim Morrison with indecent exposure after a 1969 Miami concert. Last week, nearly four decades after Morrison’s death and three decades after Bryant’s career fizzled, the Florida Cabinet pardoned Morrison.

[Last modified: Monday, December 13, 2010 9:57am]


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