It does not look like the Schorsch v. Smith rivalry will be abating anytime soon…
Adam is out today with a new Florida Insiders Poll asking about Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Smith asked 121 politicos to weigh in, everyone from Brian Ballard to Ashley Walker … seemingly everyone but me.
Smith also recently stopped responding to my weekly inquiry about who he was having appear on the “Political Connections” TV program. I include this information in Friday’s edition of Sunburn as a way to promote smart political discourse. Unfortunately, Adam can’t be bothered to respond to my emails.
Up until two months ago, I was part of Smith’s Florida Insiders circle, but then Smith bizarrely and mistakenly accused me of leaking a story to another reporter as some sort of way of preempting him. This is also when I wrote about some of the criticisms I was hearing about Smith’s inexplicably biased coverage of David Jolly’s campaign.
I guess as retaliation for those posts, Smith has chosen to ignore me.
At this point, when I see Adam, I am reminded of this section from a Stephen Crane poem:
In the desertI saw a creature, naked, bestial,Who, squatting upon the ground,Held his heart in his hands,And ate of it.I said, “Is it good, friend?”“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered.