Kevin King, passed over by Fla. Dems, can't help but swing at the pitches

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The best advice I can give a political opponent of mine is to not engage with me.

Just don’t.  You can’t beat someone who buys ink by the terabyte.

Fortunately for me and this blog, not enough of my targets listen to me. Just ask Deveron Gibbons or Karen Thurman or a certain shock jock that will go nameless.

Or Kevin King. But if you do ask him about this blog, you better duck, because he’s likely to lose his sh*t, like he did this morning after reading this post about how he was passed over for a position within the Florida Democratic Party. In the post, I reported how King, in typical Kevin King fashion, sent a rather harsh e-mail to the FDP’s executive director Scott Arceneaux and incoming House Minority Leader Perry Thurston in which he lets them know that, actually, he is the smartest guy in whatever room he’s in.

Since I wrote that post, Kevin has been calling that person and calling this person, blaming this consultant and operative for leaking his ridiculous letter.  This, in turn, has stirred up a hornet’s nest as Arceneaux and Co. has called this person and that person to ask them if they are, in fact, the leak.

My source on this is, as is most often the case, not who you think it is. Besides, it could be anyone who doesn’t like Kevin King. Good luck trying to narrow down that list.

The reality is it doesn’t matter who leaked this letter to me. What matters is that King wrote the darn e-mail. What matters is that since it was discovered King wrote a decidedly rude e-mail to the party’s leadership, he has falsely accused others of being my source.

What matters is that King is a whiner. What matters is that King can’t help but swing at the pitches.

He’d have been better off just to ignore me.

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.