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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.

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The Blog for Friday, October 14, 2005

Here It Comes

    After pandering to "Jeb!" for years - giving him a pass for his wingnut tendencies - the media now finds it
    inconceivable that Gov. Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner John Winn would allow Florida to be dragged into the ridiculous fight over whether intelligent design -- the latest incarnation of the biblical view of creation -- should be taught in science classes.

    But, sadly, Florida could be the next high-stakes battleground.
    "Stay the course". My goodness, that we will all be having bit parts in Florida's version of "Inherit the Wind" was perfectly "conceivable", and something Floridians should fully expect; what, with Florida's recent coup in selecting Ms. Yecke, the rejected Minnesota knuckle dragger, K-12 school chancellor in Florida.

    See also "Fla. education chief noncommittal on evolution" ("Education Commissioner John Winn responded this week to newspaper articles about teaching creationism and intelligent design by refusing to shut the door on the alternative theories to evolution, saying current curriculum neither includes nor excludes them.")

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