Franklin Sands: GOP pledges against offshore drilling "are written on toilet paper"

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“To me, the pledges that the Republicans have taken are written on toilet paper,” Sands said. “And we all know what you can do with toilet paper.”

Those are the immortal words of Democratic leader Franklin Sands, who, according to the Palm Beach Post, is seething that the chamber’s Republican majority appears to be on the verge of heading home without a vote on Gov. Charlie Crist’s constitutional amendment to ban offshore drilling.  Read the rest of the Post’s coverage here.

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