Where everybody knows your name … unless your name is Steve Perman

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Poor Steve Perman, he can’t seem to catch a break, not even from his own Supervisor of Elections.

Apparently Perman had an awkward exchange with his own Supervisor of Elections at a public meeting in his (new?) backyard.

BrowardBeat.com’s, Buddy Nevins reports this back-and-forth between Perman and Broward Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, during a public meeting in Coral Springs after someone had apparently asked about the HD 96 primary:

Snipes: “Kristin Jacobs and another candidate in that race.”

“That would be me,” injected former state Rep. Steve Perman, who was in the audience.

“That would be you. Tell me your name,” Snipes said.

“Steve Perman”

Snipes: “From Margate….”

“I live in Coral Springs actually.”

“Okay. Alright,” Snipes said.

While it is, as Nevins notes, perfectly understandable that the Supervisor of Elections would not know every single candidate, this is the guy who is involved in a lawsuit with her. Snipes surely has read the pleadings, has been debriefed on the pending case, and has had to contemplate how to handle this election. This is, after all, a former House member (albeit he ran in a different county, but still) who is running in a fairly high-profile local election.

But here’s the kicker.

While Nevins is having a bit of a go with Perman, a blog he posted on June 4th references, “Florida House candidate Dave Perman.”

Dave Perman?

(Nevins has corrected it on his site and it now reads “Steve”, but Sunshine State News is still posting the original malaprop.)

It’s understandable when voters don’t know your name, but man oh man, at this point you have to feel a little bit bad for Steve (that’s right, STEVE) Perman.

Seems like he could use a drink.

Or a song…

Everyone together on three…

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.

Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Some times you want to go…

Where everybody knows your name,

and they’re always glad you came.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.