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The case against Jeb Bush, the force behind SB 6

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While the future of the state’s education system hangs in the balance, let’s take a closer look at the real force behind the Florida Senate’s drive to pass SB 6, Jeb Bush (“I talked to Jeb this morning,” Thrasher said Thursday, still celebrating passage of the tenure bill, albeit on a close 21-17 vote. “He was very pleased with what we did. Very pleased.”) The chattering class – typified in this case by one Scott Maxwell – continue to propagate…

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Carl Hiaasen on Charlie Crist

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Ah, Charlie, we hardly knew ye. The lad was but a bronze blur, streaking across the bright Tallahassee firmament . . . OK, streaking isn’t exactly the right word. What Charlie did was more like scooting or possibly darting, as in darting from one job to the next — state senator, deputy secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, education commissioner, attorney general, then governor. It seems like barely 30 months ago that he took office as Florida’s…

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