Will anyone get a word in edgewise at tonight's birthday dinner for Tony DeSisto?

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Happy birthday to Tony DeSisto, the former candidate for Tampa City Council who finished a surprising third in last year’s elections.

The joke of that qualifier is that I always introduce Tony as “the former City Council candidate who finished a surprising third” — the joke being whether finishing third out of five candidates was surprisingly good or surprisingly bad.

Regardless, Tony is one of best guys I know — he’s no Alan Suskey, of course — if for no other reason than his appreciation for HBO’s Game of Thrones and The Wire.  Also, like me, Tony ‘out-kicked his coverage’ when he married his wonderful wife, Courtney.

Tonight, a handful of us will celebrate Tony’s birthday over dinner, prompting me to wonder with Jamie Grant, Jordan Raynor and myself, among others, at the table, will anyone get a word in edgewise?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.