Robot Wars in Tallahassee
Republican Florida State Senator Paula Dockery from Lakeland was recently punished by Senate President Mike Haridopolos (not a made-up name) for NOT mindlessly following the Party Line.
It seems that Senator Dockery had committed the ultimate Republican sin of thinking for herself and wanting to do something about what she describes as a “culture of corruption” in the state government.
Whoa, no wonder she was sent to the back of the line, to stand in the corner with no committee chair to her name.
Haridopolos was quoted as mumbling something like “she was not a team player.”
Amazing no, coming from someone who “forgot” to list a personal house and his auxiliary 6-figure salary in his financing statement (a breach of ethics) and gave a committee chair to incoming Senator Jim Norman, who also failed to note on his financial report a half-million dollar house that a campaign contributor had “gifted” to his wife (another breach of ethics)?
Margo Channing (Bette Davis): “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen