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How novel! Another former journalist launches a political blog

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C’mon guys, leave the blogging to those of us working at home in our underwear.  Michael Bender notes that former Palm Beach Post political editor Brian E. Crowley has unveiled a new political blog in anticipation of Gov. Charlie Crist’s big announcement.

The Crowley Political Report debuts with an original sketch of Crist pulling a dead rabbit from his hat and a quick analysis of the expected announcement today that he’ll abandon the Republican Party and run for U.S. Senate as an independent.

From the blog:

By overplaying their hand the Bush-Thrasher-Rubio faction have allowed Crist to stay in the game until November. With a little finese they might have kept Crist in the GOP until after the April 30 deadline to qualify.

Now there is a real chance that Crist could pull this off. The legislature has handed him a number of populist issues – PSC, teachers, insurance, utilities – and Crist will do what he does best – “I’m the people’s governor.”

Crowley, a principal at ImMEDIAcy Public Relations, has advised several political candidates since leaving the Post in 2008.

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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