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Worst fashion trend of 2009: Political fundraisers who wear fedoras

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There is a highly entertaining page on Facebook called I HATE DOUCHEBAGS, which I urge you to visit often. I was scrolling through I HATE DOUCHEBAGS making sure no one put any pictures of me on there, especially from a few years ago when I was known for wearing pink polo shirts with the collar popped. As I was scrolling, I couldn’t help but think that, no matter what fuck-him-up-the-ass federal prison Scott Rothstein ends up in, he should forever be memorialized on I HATE DOUCHEBAGS. I mean, just look at this clown:

Listen, all of you aspiring candidates, the new first rule of politics is if someone wants to donate to your campaign and they are wearing a fedora, you need to, not just walk, but run away.

If I was a candidate and I saw someone who looked like that, I would think twice about taking their check. And to think US Senator George LeMieux wondered where Rothstein’s money came from, but didn’t want to “criticize” someone who was so generous should make you seriously question LeMieux’s judgment. Senator LeMieux, wasn’t your best friend like the Attorney General at the time you dealt with Rothstein? Couldn’t you drop a dime to Charlie and ask him to take a closer look at this pinstripped pimp. Didn’t you see any of the photos of Jack Abramoff and how creepy he looked in his frekin’ fedora.

As wide-open as South Florida may be, it ain’t Casablanca. So unless you’re Humphrey Bogart, leave the fedora at home. Otherwise, you look like a douchebag.

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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