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Welcome To Florida Politics

Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Monday, October 25, 2004

"Well, I'm back." (With apologies to JRR Tolkien.)

    First of all, I want to thank all the friends - most of whom I didn't even know existed - who wrote (both Blogger and me) with their concerns when "Florida Politics" mysteriously disappeared and was replaced by a right wing site. Your kind words of support and concern meant (and mean) a lot to me.

    What a strange trip it has been. I apparently was "blogjacked", and thus was unable to post while another "Flapolitics" site took over the URL; I still am unsure precisely how it happened, and it may very well have been innocent (who knows?). In any event, I was advised only today by Blogger support that "The other blog's publishing address has been changed - it is no longer being published at your sub-domain." When I get a little time, I'll explain what happened (as near as I can figure it).

    So, I'm back (for whatever that's worth.)

    During my involuntary hiatus, I took the opportunity to get involved in the Kerry Edwards campaign; real involved. I have been putting in 12 hours a day for the past 2 weeks, doing some very interesting work. As a result, I suspect my return to blogging may be a bit gradual, though I will attempt to post each day. Please bear with me.

    It certainly will take a long time to reestablish my readership (if I ever do); it particularly unfortunate that my site was wiped out just as the election was heating up, and there was a lot of site traffic. Whatever.

    A final note, I have lost the original html, links, artwork, archives, etc. Although I may be able to restore some or all of it, except the archives (I think I have a copy of the site somewhere on my hard drive), I am going to have to use a (boring) template in the interim; I'll try to spiff it up after the election.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Contact: Flagov@lycos.com

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