The Alex Sink bash of the day

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The Pushing Rope’s Michael Hussey and I don’t always agree, but one subject area we reach consensus on is our disdain for Alex Sink’s brand of politics, specifically her designs on running for Governor in 2014.  Michael and I both agree that one household only gets so many chances at winning the Governor’s mansion and the McBride-Sink ticket missed their opportunity — twice.

This week, Hussey noticed that Sink made comments on Facebook about Veterans Day which he does not believe ring true. Especially since they were posted after the holiday.

From Sink’s Facebook page:

Over the weekend Bill and I attended events at which our veterans were honored, and we were so inspired by the public’s support of our men and women currently in uniform, as well as the many Americans who have served our country and returned to civilian life. At the Florida Next Foundation we want to emphasize the importance of employers in our state understanding the valuable experiences our re turning veterans bring to the workplace…leadership, technical skills, communications, problem solving in crisis situations, hard work, and dedication to a mission. It might take a little extra effort to translate a veteran’s “resume” to a civilian job opening, but I’m sure it’s worth it! Would love to hear any experiences you have had with our American heroes!

From there, Hussey exposes Sink’s naked ambitions:

“Sink’s bogus think tank is nothing more than a way to keep her in the spotlight. This woman is is determined to run for Governor again. Yet unlike Charlie Crist, she did nothing to help President Obama win Florida. Sink’s 2010 campaign strategy was publicly dissing the President and blowing off the NAACP. Sink did everything she possibly could to offend blacks. …

 “I call bullshit on Sink’s claim on Florida First helping get veterans elected. I want Florida First to release the number of veterans they helped get jobs and the companies that hired them. I want to vet this. I find it offensive that Sink would use veterans to further her gubernatorial ambitions. News flash to Alex Sink: your party will not nominate you again.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.