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Ramsey McLaughlin puts Wags to bed at Tiger Bay

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How boring was Pinellas DEC Chair Ramsey McLaughlin’s speech to Tiger Bay this afternoon? Well, first of all, he answered none of the hot-button questions asked of him by his introductory speaker Jerri Evans. Instead he gave a rather academic speech on how to win an election. McLaughlin’s remarks were in stark contrast to previous appearances by PCREC Chair Tony DiMatteo, who seemed to relish speaking in the Tiger’s Den. To the best question of the day, one posed by Tami Simms, who asked if McLaughlin would take advantage of being able to serve as an ex-officio board member of Tiger Bay, he declined, saying he was too busy to do so. What??? I’m still ready to give McLaughlin a chance, but he needs to show us something soon.

McLaughlin’s speech today was pretty boring. How boring? It actually put mayoral candidate Scott Wagman to sleep. Through no fault of his own, Wagman kept nodding off. Now, don’t freak out, Scott. Remember, if you win this election, you’ll have plenty of meetings that will put you to sleep.

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