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Watch George W. Bush wipe something icky off his hand onto Bill Clinton’s shirt

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Still not ready for prime time… In the video, we have two former presidents in Haiti working what is essentially a rope line, shaking hands with local residents. Behind the presidents but out of view are Secret Service personnel and staffers, at least some of whom are equipped — as they are for every similar situation — with wipes, disinfectant soap and hand lotion. In the video, we see George W. Bush, the blue-blood from the “let them eat cake”…

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Thank you, Chris Dodd

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Sen. Chris Dodd’s sacrifice for his party appears to have paid off, big-time. There’s lots of meat in three new Quinnipiac polls for Democrats and the Obama administration to consider. In a nutshell, the polls show Chris Dodd did Democrats a huge favor by bowing out of the Connecticut Senate race, which now appears to be completely out of reach for Republicans, and they show that while voters like Barack Obama much more than they did George W. Bush (who…

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Karl Rove to speak at Sarasota GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

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The man George W. Bush affectionately – I think – nicked named “Turd Blossom,” will be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24. Bush may have kidded Karl Rove incessantly with the nickname – a Texan saying that refers to a type of flower that grows in pastures from, well, you know … – but Bush also owes Rove for devising the “strategery” that took Bush from the owner’s box at Texas…

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Karl Rove to speak at Sarasota GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

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The man George W. Bush affectionately – I think – nicked named “Turd Blossom,” will be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24. Bush may have kidded Karl Rove incessantly with the nickname – a Texan saying that refers to a type of flower that grows in pastures from, well, you know … – but Bush also owes Rove for devising the “strategery” that took Bush from the owner’s box at Texas…

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Scott Wagman pulls a John McCain by playing Van Halen’s ‘Right Now’ in campaign video

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I did not think the voters of St. Petersburg would see a candidate as gauche as Deveron Gibbons, who has the temerity to send out a mail-piece which cribs from Lawton Chiles’ 1990 campaign at the same time it shows a picture of Gibbons next to Charlie Crist, but Scott Wagman’s recent antics almost take the cake for flat-out gumption. Put aside my complaints about his advertising on Google without the proper disclaimer, but you can’t look past him putting…

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Wayne Garcia: Charlie Crist from green to ‘gutless’?

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A must-read from Creative Loafing’s Wayne Garcia: It was zenith of his 2007 pledge to turn Florida green, lower emissions and grow a biofuel industry. Last year, he laid out a $200 million investment in his green vision. But today, as Crist is all but a lame duck governor running for the U.S. Senate, very few of those hopes and promises have come true. Blame the knuckle-draggers in the Legislature. Blame the recession. Or, if you are like some environmentalists…

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SPT’s Tim Nickens takes it to Charlie Crist

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Tim Nickens has written a column blasting Charlie Crist. Here’s an early preview: Gov. Charlie Crist’s political radar went haywire last week when he decided to become the governor who killed growth management in Florida… But the governor’s political instincts failed him last week when he signed into law a bill that guts growth management and sets this state back decades. Judging from letters to the editor and political blogs, it’s not just environmental groups and local governments that are…

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