Friday, November 24, 2006

He's very sorry that he's a big ol' racist.

Ralph Arza, the disgraced former congressman, wants everyone to know he's sorry that he's a racist. Okay, maybe that's not how he put it in a letter he wrote recently to his district apologizing for the actions that brought on his resignation.

According to the Miami Herald Arza wrote,
''I want to personally apologize for my regrettable actions. This has been hard on my family and friends, and I hope you can forgive me for the things that have happened.''
You'll remember that last month Arza got in trouble for leaving a message on the phone of Rep. Gus Barreiro that was filled with racial slurs and profanity.

How about this? If Barreiro forgives him someday in the future then maybe, just maybe, the rest of us will come around.

Or not.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Chairman of the losing team

Look who's hanging out with the President now.

Florida Senator Mel Martinez is on tap to be the new Chairman of the RNC. Which is sad news for the current chairman, Ken Mehlman, who will leave the post in January, according to the Washington Post.

The Times article said that Martinez allegedly beat out Michael Steele of Maryland who "expressed interest in the job." But with Florida's electoral votes always up as a top prize in presidential elections, it doesn't take a genius to figure out who would get the job.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Okay, so maybe it's not really breaking news anymore...

Breaking News: That dude with white hair wins Florida gubernatorial.

What? Both major candidates had white hair?

Then the one that doesn't hang out with Castro and whose empty chair isn't trying to buy 2 for 1 drinks at a local restaurant.

Crist, seen here hugging his mother, beat Jim Davis with 53% of the vote, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

And in other election news, it's a sad night for the Katherine Harris supporter.

Who will win? Evil or the lesser evil?

Happy Election Day! It's the political person's Super Bowl without the halftime show or the million dollar commercials. Which is a good thing, because the last thing we need is Clay Shaw doing a musical number during a Burger King commercial. Although, that can't be worse than the Charlie Crist commercial with Jim Davis' empty chair rolling all over the place.

Since the candidates don't stop campaigning until the polls close, the story that Crist snubbed President Bush is making the rounds.

The Sun-Sentinel said "[Crist] was skipping a rally [in Pensacola] because he needed to spend his final day of campaigning elsewhere in the state, including vote-rich South Florida."

Crist can deny it, but the snub is understandable. If Bush's approval rating was my golf score...well, it would give the illusion that I knew how to play golf.

Meanwhile, Davis' empty chair was last seen at an Applebee's in Boca Raton.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Vote "Yes" to end political ads.

There's only three more days left until election day and candidates are busy getting as much support as they possibly can. These next three days could really be summed up as the candidates last pathetic attempts at winning.

The Sun-Sentinel reported on some of the ongoing "war of words" that are going on between Charlie Crist and Jim Davis. Of course taxes are a major issue, with Crist saying, "You want your taxes lower, vote for Charlie. Higher taxes, vote for Jim."

Very clever. Or not.

At the very least, by November 8 this will be over and everything will go back to normal.

And by normal, I mean watching as the election winners do randomly dumb things.