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Could Charlie Crist announce veto in Jeb Bush’s backyard?

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From the Palm Beach Post: A week really is a lifetime in Florida politics right now.

But as of this moment, tentative plans are for Gov. Charlie Crist to be in Miami on Friday when the clock runs out on his deliberations over the controversial teacher merit pay bill that lawmakers delivered to him Friday.

Crist is certainly capable of announcing his decision at any point before then, but how memorable would it be if he waited to veto the bill until he arrived in the hometown of Jeb Bush (and Marco Rubio, for that matter), who has been pushing for the legislation and against Crist’s Senate campaign for some time?

Then again, maybe Bush and Rubio would attend the bill signing if Crist goes that route…

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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