Crist is taking wrong approach challenging Obama's spending policies

Gov. Charlie Crist must think people have poor memories.

In his latest radio spot, he challenges President Barack Obama's spending policies as if that were some other governor sitting in Fort Myers with Obama last February touting the stimulus package that eventually netted the state $5.6 billion in federal funds.

Why not a more honest message about doing whatever is necessary to help Florida? Or simply do more to help the state? That's the best campaign approach. …

Is it just me, or does someone else think the White House's vilifying of Fox News is like trying to put out a fire with kerosene? …

The local sports world has proved to be fertile ground for bright young professionals. Now people have an excellent opportunity to learn more at Friday morning's Sports Leadership Summit at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

The panel discussion features Rays president Matt Silverman, Bucs GM Mark Dominik, Rowdies owner Andrew Nestor, Tampa Bay Sports Commission executive director Rob Higgins and Lightning player Steven Stamkos.

Tickets are $10 or the donation of a gently used piece of sports equipment. To register, click on the event listing at emergetampa bay.org. …

Seen on a bumper sticker Don't Make Me Use UPPERCASE. …

A reader fretting about missing work because of jury duty — in this economy — wrote asking why juries can't be composed of those receiving unemployment benefits. There might be a reason, but it's a worthy question. …

I dropped off my 15-year-old son at his friend's quinceanera Saturday night and I was a little jealous. I never got to go to one when I was 15.

That's all I'm saying.

Crist is taking wrong approach challenging Obama's spending policies 10/25/09 [Last modified: Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:38pm]

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