Renee Lee, Kevin White, Victor Crist: no “there,” there.

Here we are, one of the largest counties in the state with a $2.5+ BILLION dollar budget and we can’t muster up enough support to fire people who have demonstrated a lack of ethics, who appear to have flat-out lied, and have certainly

By Chris Ingram

I’m not passing judgement on the Hillsborough County Commission, but I’ve got to tell you, if the bozos on this commission don’t step up to the plate and demand the resignation of county attorney Renee Lee (or fire her), they need to head to Tampa General and ask for a spine and brain implant. Mark Sharpe excluded of course…

I mean seriously folks, how ugly and costly does it have to get before the commissioners recognize it’s bad, gotten worse, and ain’t getting any better? Over the last year, Renee Lee, Pat Bean and Kevin White have made Hillsborough County the laughing stock of Florida with their antics.

The tail is definetly wagging the dog.

Here we are, one of the largest counties in the state with a $2.5+ BILLION dollar budget and we can’t muster up enough support to fire people who have demonstrated a lack of ethics, who appear to have flat-out lied, and have certainly demonstrated poor judgment.

But for whatever reason, with the exception of the aforementioned Commissioner Sharpe, the rest of the commission lacks the will/spine/fortitude to do what is necessary and what is right to rid us of this problem.

Yet if these same bozos on the commission were in Congress they would have no problem calling for Bill Clinton’s resignation for…well you know what he did; but somehow they can’t conjure up the stones to do what’s right even when the wrongs are far more serious than fooling around with an ugly-ass intern.

I mean, look at what we’re dealing with here folks. Mr. “no stones” Victor Crist for one — a member of the BOCC — this is a guy who was born to be a career politician. He sponsored the $48 million “Taj Mahal” courthouse and endorsed Michael Ciftci (Michael who? Squirrel Poop. Oh! Okay, I know who you mean. Wait! He endorsed him???)  for Tampa City Council for crying out loud. This is not a rocket scientist we’re dealing with here. Don’t scratch your head too much wondering why Victor Crist can’t seem to figure out how to “do right” — it just isn’t in his bones — and you can tell this by shaking his hand. Ever touched a dead body? — there’s nothing there. And that’s Victor Crist — intellectually, ethically, and physically — he’s a stone cold loser.

Hopefully you now understand people like Renee Lee aren’t the whole problem. People like “no stones” Crist are also to blame. Worst part is we elected this loser — Lee was appointed. So ultimately voters are responsible for the entire mess.

So since the BOCC can’t tell right from wrong, I call on Hillsborough voters to contact their county commissioners and tell them to stand up for what’s right, and tell Renee Lee not to let the door hit her on the a** on the way out.

You can contact your commisioners through the BOCC’s website here: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/bocc/

And be sure to read Mike Deeson’s (the muckraker from channel 10) latest report on the whole Renee Lee/Kevin White fiasco by clicking here.

 

Join the Facebook page “Fire Renee Lee” by clicking here.

 

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him atChris@IrreverentView.com.

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9 thoughts on “Renee Lee, Kevin White, Victor Crist: no “there,” there.”

  1. According to the “Fire Renee Lee” Facebook page, since Sharpe, Hagan, & Beckner signed on it looks like only one moe vote is needed to do what should have been done a long time ago.

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  2. KUDOS to Mark Sharpe for bringing this up at the workshop yesteraday instead of waiting til next week’s mtg. But I don’t know what the huge Board discussion was yesterday, with all the foot dragging — It is pretty simple: The facts that we know are more than enough for them to fire her. YES…she has that iron clad sweetheart contract that THEY approved which states that if they fire her for any other reason than her being convicted of a crime, then she gets over 200K severance. But so what. Fire her anyway and then let her sue to get it, if she has the gall. And then we can hash it all out it in open court. (Using some of STAFF lawyers instead of paying an outside attorney as we are now doing!) Cut our losses here. FIRE HER NOW. THEY ARE HER BOSSES AND SHE IS THEIR EMPLOYEE. (actually OUR employee). She has screwed up over and over. AND IN THE FUTURE…NO MORE OF THESE CRAZY CONTRACTS!!! Bean and Lee have disgraced this county. Enough already.
    COMMISSIONERS! DO YOUR DUTY!

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  3. KUDOS to Mark Sharpe for bringing this up at the workshop yesterday instead of waiting until next week’s mtg. But I don’t know what the huge Board discussion and hand-wringing and foot dragging was all about. It’s pretty simple: The facts that we know are more than enough for them to fire her. No need to drag this out with the bar or anything else. I feel sure some private citizen will make a bar complaint.

    YES…she has that iron clad sweetheart contract that THEY, BOCC, approved which states that if they fire her for any other reason than her being convicted of a crime, then she gets over 200K severance. But so what. Fire her anyway and then let her sue to get it, if she has the gall. And then we can hash it all out it in open court. (Using some of the STAFF lawyers instead of paying an outside attorney as we are now doing!) Cut our losses here. FIRE HER NOW. THEY ARE HER BOSSES AND SHE IS THEIR EMPLOYEE. (actually OUR employee). She has screwed up over and over. AND IN THE FUTURE…NO MORE OF THESE CRAZY CONTRACTS!!! Bean and Lee have disgraced this county. Enough already.

    COMMISSIONERS! DO YOUR DUTY!

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  4. I have to tell you that I sat at a table with Victor Crist a few years ago at a Tampa Republican meeting and very much enjoyed him. Fast forward to last week. I sat, again, at a table with him at a different event. There were a lot of Republicans from Tallahassee there. He could not of been more arrogant and negative about some elected officials from his own party. My opinion of him has gone down the drain. Toilet, that is.

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  5. We’ll she got axed! I remember when she got the job . . . lots of people were telling me “What a mistake that is!” Took long enough for everyone to figure that out.

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