The word you are looking for, Senator Haridopolos, to describe Dean Cannon is 'frenemy'

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, you can read them all on the face of Senator Mike Haridopolos in this picture taken by the St. Petersburg Times.

“To end this way, is a major disappointment to me personally and my fellow Senators are heartbroken by it,” he said.

Haridopolos said that, in the final hours of the legislative session, Cannon only reached out to him late in the evening and wanted the Senate to pass bills that the Senate president never realized were a priority. Haridopolos refused to say what bills Cannon wanted passed, though some say one piece of legislation related to how judicial nominating commissions are formed.

But, Haridopolos said, he and Cannon remain friends.

Actually, the word you are looking for, Senator Haridopolos, is a ‘frenemy’ – “aportmanteau of “friend” and “enemy” that can refer to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a partner who is simultaneously acompetitor andrival.”

Sound like anyone you know, Mike?

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