On May 5, Marc Caputo penned an autopsy on the failed Miami Dolphins stadium bill and owner Stephen Ross’ foibles and tantrums, and included a line that became all the more relevant today: “If Ross wants another shot, he needs to apologize to Weatherford and the House.”
But apologize Ross won’t.
Instead, he’s putting cash behind his derisions, creating a political action committee to aid Rick Scott’s reelection and “go after incumbents” throughout Florida with a “nonpartisan” focus on primaries around the state (subtext: Weatherford).
Ross foreshadowed this when he sent out a threatening statement suggesting that the decision to can stadium upgrade subsidies would “follow Speaker Weatherford for years to come” and laid down that he would be looking to play “an important role in fixing the dysfunction in Tallahassee…”
This didn’t faze Weatherford — at least when he spoke with Caputo; nor did it do anything but install greater contempt among his Miami allies such as Sen. Anitere Flories, who responded: “Well, there are other billionaires.”