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Sue Carlton column: Pam Bondi fumbles on gay marriage

Tampa Bay Times columnist Sue Carlton does not mince words in today's column on Attorney General Pam Bondi and her recent response defending Florida's ban on gay marriage. Here's an excerpt:

So yes, fallout was understandable. Bondi has enjoyed enormous hometown support — affection, even — particularly from the legal community where she was a longtime Tampa prosecutor. Though she did not seem particularly political to many here then, reaction to her conservative stances once she got to Tallahassee has often been: Oh, that's politics, not Pam.

Fighting Obamacare, even getting a killer's execution postponed to accommodate her own fundraiser — politics, not Pam Bondi.

Sure, there are plenty who see the world as the political Bondi does (and as does Gov. Rick Scott, with whom she is often in agreement). But this week on this issue, I hear people here sounding disappointed, even hurt.

Full column here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:19am]


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