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Saint Petersblog named Best Local Blog, winner of 3 other Netroots awards

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Okay, so there are times when we say that we are grateful or humbled and we really don’t mean it.  Just watch any awards show and you’ll see what I am talking about; some movie star saying they are grateful for this or that, when you can see right into their eyes that they are thinking, “Now, I never have to kiss up to the director to get the part.” Occasionally, however, genuine gratitude and humility can be found.  Maybe…

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A memo to Kendrick Meek

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Kenneth Quinnell, the uber-smart new media director for the Kendrick Meek campaign, recently asked a few of us in the blogging community for feedback on “on the candidate, the campaign and our new media outreach efforts.” While I am sure Ken would have preferred for me to deliver my counsel privately, I wouldn’t tell him anything privately that I wouldn’t write on this blog.  So here goes: Dear Kenneth: Let me begin by commending you for continuing to reach out…

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Charlie Crist campaign scrubs ‘Pro-Life/Pro-Family’ web page as governor receives HB 1143

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On the same day that Gov. Charlie Crist received HB 1143, the controversial bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff tweeted that Crist’s campaign has taken down the page on his website dealing with “Pro-Life/Pro-Family” issues.

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Charlie Crist campaign scrubs ‘Pro-Life/Pro-Family’ web page as governor receives HB 1143

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On the same day that Gov. Charlie Crist received HB 1143, the controversial bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff tweeted that Crist’s campaign has taken down the page on his website dealing with “Pro-Life/Pro-Family” issues.

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George LeMieux votes to protect Wall Street days after fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists

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After Sen. George LeMieux voted against allowing debate on legislation aimed at ending bailouts and reining in Wall Street’s excesses tonight, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement. “Today, Sen. George LeMieux (R-Cronyism) voted to put Wall Street above Main Street by standing with his fellow Republicans in defending the status quo. Just days after holding a fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists, LeMieux sold-out Florida and proved once again that his political ambitions are more important to him than…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the US Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the U.S. Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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