Congressman Adam Putnam's campaign for Florida agriculture commissioner merits notice

U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, who's bidding to become state agriculture commissioner, merits close attention.

While other Republicans, such as chief financial officer candidate Jeff Atwater, trot out the tired cliches of less government and lower taxes in their commercials, Putnam actually espouses a viable vision by touting renewable energy as one of the cornerstones of his plans.

Putnam faces a challenge from Democrat Scott Maddox, but if he wins, he perfectly positions himself to make a run for governor in 2014 or 2018.

Unless, of course, Tim Tebow comes back and runs. …

Kudos to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, which donated $30,000 to Meals On Wheels of Tampa to help the nonprofit with a new requirement for background screening. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: A Nation Of Sheep Will Beget A Government Of Wolves. …

Venerable warbler Slim Whitman, who once starred as a pitcher at Hillsborough High, is still going at age 86. He released a CD this summer, Twilight On The Trail. It sounds great. …

My friend's Facebook status read: I like it on the front seat of the car. A tad shocking, until learning the suggestive message comes from a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness. The message and similar put-ons refer to where women like to keep their handbags. …

Speaking of breast cancer awareness, Paddy Burke's — downtown St. Petersburg's Irish pub — holds a breast cancer fundraiser Oct. 23. WQYK's Dave McKay will lead a group of celebrity bartenders. …

My wife doesn't want to hear this, but I don't believe God created me to do yard work.

That's all I'm saying.

Congressman Adam Putnam's campaign for Florida agriculture commissioner merits notice 10/10/10 [Last modified: Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:18pm]

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