Saturday, June 24, 2006

Welcome State of Sunshine

Jim Johnson is one of the best commenters on this blog. He has started if own weblog called The State of Sunshine. He's off to a good start. His post on the county mayor petition is worth checking out. I have doubts about the legality of the petition's wording.


BALLOT TITLE: REPLACING THE CURRENT APPOINTED ADMINISTRATOR WITH A NONPARTISAN ELECTED COUNTY MAYOR.


If you remember, the Florida Supreme Court did not believe that the redistricting panel would be nonpartisan. I doubt anyone who follows politics for more than five seconds believes that a Mayor would fit the nonpartisan description. The truth is Hillsborough County has such a horrible commission is because voters put up would Ronda Storms' Ann Coulter shtick and Tom Scott's silly turf battles with City Council over Central Park. When Joe Redner looks like a possible voice of reason for the commision - it is easy to see how an ex-professional wrestler becomes a Commissioner.

1 Comments:

At June 24, 2006 12:35 PM , Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanks for the kudos, Mike. I enjoy reading your posts here at Pushing Rope as well.

____________________

My views on our local leaders - and to some extent our state and national policymakers as well - boils down to a line that Jeremy Shaap said during the 1994 baseball strike:

"Doing what is right, is not always popular. Doing what is popular, is not always right."

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home