Carl Hiassen: 'Legislature is worst in modern times'; Daniel Ruth: Capital is 'a Baker Act convention'

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Just how poor is the media’s opinion of the Florida Legislature? For that answer look no further than the columns of the Miami Herald‘s Carl Hiassen and the St. Petersburg Times‘ Daniel Ruth:

From Hiassen:

“I once referred to a past Legislature as a festival of whores, which in retrospect was a vile insult to the world? oldest profession. Today? lackluster assemblage in Tallahassee is possibly the worst in modern times, and cannot fairly be compared to anything except a rodeo of phonies and pimps.”

From Ruth via Mary Ann Lindley:

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