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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wow! + Awkward! = FL State Supreme Court Judges' campaign finance chairs actually arguing cases before them! Justices laugh at your quaint notions of ethics & 'appearances'!


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Florida's Supreme Court Justices and their politically-connected friends laugh at your quaint notions of ethics and appearances -their very own campaign finance managers argue cases before them! 
Sure, in a state full of attorneys, the Supreme Court Justices aiming to be retained this year couldn't find one who wouldn't be appearing before them to head their merit retention committee? Really?

Folks, this is Florida, it's every man and woman for himself.


News-Press.com (Southwest Florida)
Florida Supreme Court battle brings campaign chairman before court
Written by, Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida
7:03 PM, Apr. 12, 2012
TALLAHASSEE - In late February, the committees spearheading campaigns for Florida Supreme Court Justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince held a fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
At the top of the invitation to the event were the names of some of the co-chairmen of each of the justices' campaigns, including former Justice Raoul Cantero, who heads up Pariente's "committee of responsible persons" -- essentially, the organization that will campaign to keep her when voters cast ballots in merit retention elections in November.
Read the rest of the post at: 
http://www.news-press.com/article/20120412/NEWS0107/120412035/Florida-Supreme-Court-battle-brings-campaign-chairman-before-court

Why am I not surprised that longtime blog nemesis and South Florida Silver Spoon Dan Gelber is quoted here, or that he actually says that he has no problem with how this (unethical on its face) behavior comes across to the general public?
Correct, experience.


Still, I guarantee you that within the next six months, one of Gelber's reporter friends at the Miami Herald will dutifully quote him saying something or another about some subject where part of his argument will be that "appearances" really matter.

Yes, just not when it comes to his particular goose and gander I guess.
But they do. 

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