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Fake Kentucky candidate speaks the truth in jest

Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Gil Fulbright says he doesn't care about voters unless they're a donor or "can write a fat check."

He ends each of his commercials (see them at honestgil.com) with the phrase, "For the right price, I'll approve any message."

It's pretty funny stuff, but the message behind the commercials is quite serious. Represent.Us is a nonpartisan group seeking to end the "legalized corruption" of politics and the satirical ads from its fake candidate may be the best weapon — because under Fulbright's quips lie a sobering honesty that resonates right here in Florida. Go to Represent.Us. …

He could do it for political reasons, or he could do it just because it's the right thing to do, but President Barack Obama needs to issue an executive order that would call for a suspension and review of the Food and Drug Administration's regulations that have the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. fearing for its very existence. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Midwives Help People Out. …

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority kicks off a series of interactive telephone town hall meetings Thursday about the county's transit future. If you're like me and believe Greenlight Pinellas is the most important regional transportation initiative in a generation, weigh in. Go to www.GreenlightPinellas.com for the call-in information. …

Religious Community Services officially celebrates the opening of a new domestic violence outreach center in Clearwater Thursday, and I wish they invited NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league needs to respond to the Ray Rice controversy with action, not words.

That's all I'm saying.

Fake Kentucky candidate speaks the truth in jest 07/27/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:50pm]

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