The B.S. meter broke trying to measure all of Jeff Atwater’s lies on this one…
By Chris Ingram
If you ever had any question about what is wrong with American politics, Jeff Atwater who is the Florida State Senate President and is a candidate for Chief Financial Officer should erase any doubt. This guy is so full of bull-sh*t and double-talk he ought to get an Academy Award.
His performance was captured on video by the Times/Herald — a link to the clip is shown at the end of the column.
With not exactly a straight-face (though he tries) Atwater claims: 1) That he doesn’t have and can’t get copies of his American Express card statements from when he had such a card provided by the Republican Party of Florida. 2) That he personally asked RPOF Chairman John “I’ll protect you” Thrasher (who is also a junior Senator in the Fla. State Senate and who in a roundabout way answers to Atwater) for the records, and that Thrasher told him “no.” 3) At one point when he confuses himself with his own B.S. he states “I am not the card” whatever that means. 4) He states if you “ask any member of the legislature who carries a company card with them whether they work for a law firm or whatever institution it is they work for, the statements go to the company” – implying people with corporate cards in business never see their cards – hu? I’ve had cards from employers before and I always got a copy and had to account for all my expenses. I guess the key qualifier here is “if you ask any member of the legislature,” because if you ask anybody else who ever had a corporate credit card they’d be soiling their pants if they made personal charges on their corporate cards instead of making ridiculous excuses about where the statements went. 5) Atwater claims he “never” got copies of the card statements.
This guy wants to be the Chief Financial Officer of Florida. I wouldn’t let him be the Treasurer of my little girl’s Brownie Troop.
Folks, Jeff Atwater is without a doubt lying and hiding something (with the help of his friend John Thasher). Mr. Atwater clearly has no respect for “what is right” and in fact has a sense of entitlement that exempts him from being accountable to anyone.
Politicians like Jeff Atwater who talk out of both sides of their mouths are bankrupting our state and our country – at the expense of the next generation who will be saddled with the debt and the problems people like this scumbag leave them with.
Would someone in the Republican Party of Florida please stand up and show some leadership?
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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@IrreverentView.com.
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