Throw the rascals out versus the status quo
By Chris Ingram
The St. Petersburg Times just reported that “Republican prosecutor Pam Bondi of Tampa jumped into the Republican race for attorney general today, saying she has the legal experience needed to be Florida’s top attorney.”
This is bad news for trial lawyer Jeff Kottkamp, who happens to be Florida’s Lieutenant Governor and a man who is best known for flying around the state to go to parties, fund raisers, and football games in state airplanes — and at taxpayer expense.
But it is great news for the voters of Florida and more specifically, Republican Primary voters. They will have the opportunity to send a message to Charlie Crist, state Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer, and the rest of the “leaders” of the party establishment that they’ve had enough. Enough double-talk. Enough pandering. And enough ignoring of the looming fiscal, transportation, education, and insurance crises of the state.
With U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio, guberbanatorial candidate Paula Dockery, and now Bondi for attorney general, next summer’s Primary Election will be about re-nominating the very people who got us into the mess we’re in and expecting them to now have ideas on how to get us out of it, versus starting with a new slate of leaders who have fresh ideas.
Personally I prefer the latter.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.com.