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Steve Corsetti, you have my apologies, but I have to endorse you — but first, another rant about Kathleen Ford

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In case any of you are wondering what political life would be like under a Kathleen Ford administration, this past week offered a glimpse of things to come. The debate over whether to vacate the sidewalk in front of BayWalk has nothing to do with Kathleen Ford. Not in the least. But an already fractious debate became more decisive the moment Ford announced she opposed the plan. Suddenly, lines were drawn and positions hardened. And this was an issue to…

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The vote to vacate the BayWalk sidewalk failed, not because of the protesters, but because of the St. Pete Chamber

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Much has already been written about the effort to vacate the sidewalk outside of BayWalk. St. Petersburg Times Editor of Editorials is already blaming the Gang of Four (Leslie Curran, Jeff Danner, Wengay Newton and Herb Polson for BayWalk’s impending demise: “When BayWalk is boarded up and completes its transformation from downtown St. Petersburg’s jewel to its biggest eyesore, we will know whom to blame. When Muvico closes and there is not a single movie theater in a city that…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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St. Petersburg Times – They put dagger into BayWalk – When BayWalk is boarded up and completes its transformation from downtown St. Petersburg’s jewel to its biggest eyesore, we will know whom to blame. When Muvico closes and there is not a single movie theater in a city that is supposed to be major league, we will know where to point the finger. And when that blight causes the windows in those shiny new condos to remain dark and other…

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Karl Nurse vs. The Tomato Cans

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Last Sunday, Bill Safire wrote in his “On Language” column about the use of “Straw Man” in political speechifying, in which you set someone up just to knock them down. Safire uses President Obama as an example when he says “I know some folks in Washington and on Wall Street are saying we should just focus on their problems.” Some folks, like those who are never named but are always wrongheaded extremists. Straw Men lurk everywhere in St. Petersburg politics.…

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