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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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“Who is Sandra Gadsden?” was the invariable response I received last evening from each person I asked if they knew who Sandra Gadsden is. I was at a fundraising reception chock full of political operatives and their handsome wives.  Each of these people recognized the names of  Adam Smith or Aaron Sharockman or David DeCamp.  Some even recognized John Frank’s name.  But not one person — and this is a room full of people who make St. Petersburg move –…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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“Who is Sandra Gadsden?” was the invariable response I received last evening from each person I asked if they knew who Sandra Gadsden is. I was at a fundraising reception chock full of political operatives and their handsome wives.  Each of these people recognized the names of  Adam Smith or Aaron Sharockman or David DeCamp.  Some even recognized John Frank’s name.  But not one person — and this is a room full of people who make St. Petersburg move –…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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Surprise, the Times‘ editorial board likes Barack Obama’s nomination Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  No doubt this editorial was written by Robyn Blumner who, in Kagan, must see an ideological soul mate, in that is-she-straight-or-not sort of way. Sure to draw the ire of the freeloading public is a proposal, reported by David DeCamp, to charge $8 per car load to enter Fort DeSoto park, nationally popular for its beach.  It’s now free after paying a separate…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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Surprise, the Times‘ editorial board likes Barack Obama’s nomination Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  No doubt this editorial was written by Robyn Blumner who, in Kagan, must see an ideological soul mate, in that is-she-straight-or-not sort of way. Sure to draw the ire of the freeloading public is a proposal, reported by David DeCamp, to charge $8 per car load to enter Fort DeSoto park, nationally popular for its beach.  It’s now free after paying a separate…

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Amazing aerial videos from Hands Across the Sand at Fort DeSoto and St. Pete Beach

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These are awe-inspiring aerial videos taken by Dorian Photography. Some great on-the-ground video: Here is video from Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Scott Maddox:

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