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What’s on Kendrick Meek’s iPod?

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A few more tidbits from my recent interview with Congressman Kendrick Meek…

Of course I asked him all of the tough questions, like, “Aren’t you insane to give up a safe seat in the U.S. Congress and a position on the all-powerful Ways and Means Committee to run for the U.S. Senate against (no offense to the increasingly exciting Marco Rubio) a governor with a supersonic approval rating?”

To whit, he provided a great answer about how he has never, in his years of public service, ever done the easier thing. For example, he didn’t have to sit-in to protest Jeb Bush’s effort to dismantle the state’s affirmative action program.

Alright, Congressman Meek, you never take the easy way out. How ’bout a few easy questions:

What’s on Meek’s iPod: “Kanye West. And loootttsss of Jill Scott.”

When you’re not busy fixing the health care system, what do you watch on TV, even if it’s on Hulu? “The Office. That show is too funny.”

And then I asked him the most important question of the interview, my litmus test: Do you watch The Wire? Meek gave me a look that would have intimidated even Clay Davis, as if I were ridiculous for having even asked one of the pre-eminent African-American politicians if he watches the television program known for its Dickensian portrayal of urban life. He answered “Of course,” but what I think what he really wanted to say was:

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.

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