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Maybe if Jamie Bennett made sure the park near his home was better taken care of, he would’ve done better than 6th place!

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Sure, Jamie Bennett had his problems running while running for Mayor of St. Petersburg, but maybe, just maybe, his problems began long before he became a a candidate. One of his constituents sent me these pictures, just more evidence that Bennett could barely handle serving on the City Council.

It reminds me of a story I heard about Howard Troxler. A while back, ol’ Trox calls Bennett after spotting a coyote in the neighborhood. About a week passes before Bennett calls Troxler back, but when he does, Bennett tells Troxler that he has checked with City Staff and they say, in fact, there are no coyotes in St. Pete. It’s in the spirit of that response that I wonder…

…if Jamie Bennett had done a better job…

…making sure Bay Vista Park, which is just three blocks from his home, was better taken care of…

…maybe, just maybe…

…Jamie Bennett would not have finished in sixth place in the election? P.S. I can’t wait for my deposition with the Florida Commission on Ethics next week!

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.

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