Saturday, September 07, 2013

Bob Buckhorn's Hypocrisy on Pam Bondi

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is no fan of Charlie Crist. Part of Buckhorn's displeasure with Crist is that the former governor used to be a Republican.

"I'm frustrated that our bench is not deeper than it is, the fact that we could conceivably wind up with a candidate who one or two years ago was saying something entirely different than where he is today," Buckhorn said. "Clearly Rick Scott is vulnerable. I wish we had a pro-business Democrat, a centrist, because I think that person could win."

There are many Democrats that doubt Crist's loyalty to the party's core values. If Democratic values are so important to Buckhorn than why he is attending a fundraiser for Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi?

Among the members of the event's host committee are House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, and Sens. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, Tom Lee, R-Brandon, Wilton Simpson, R- Trilby, and Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Gore's death warrant is for the murder of Robyn Novick, whose nude body was found in March 1988 in a rural area of Miami-Dade.

You may notice that Buckhorn is the only Democrat listed as attending the fundraiser for Bondi. In what is now a PR disaster for Bondi, she had the execution of Marshall Lee Gore postponed so she could attend the fundraiser. Does Bondi even take her job seriously.

A spokeswoman for Bondi said Friday that the Sept. 10 fundraiser had been planned before the execution date was set. Scott had scheduled two earlier execution dates for Gore this summer, but both were scuttled because of legal battles about Gore's sanity. Gore was convicted of killing two women in 1988 in Miami-Dade and Columbia counties.

Bob Buckhorn has a problem with his party's likely gubernatorial nominee. Yet, Buckhorn has no problem helping a Republican Attorney General, who blows off her duties, to fundraise. Unbelievable.

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