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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.

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 Thursday, December 08, 2005

"Jeb!"'s Holiday Card

    Don't lose too much sleep over this:
    Like his brother's Christmas cards, Gov. Jeb Bush's holiday card skirts the word Christmas, instead wishing its recipients "every happiness for this season and throughout the coming year."

    The card, paid for by the Republican Party of Florida, features a Belleview 10th grader's depiction of children 'watering and nurturing the 'tree of peace."

    It came as a bit of a letdown to Orlando's Matt Staver, president of the Liberty Counsel, which is among the religious groups seeking to put the "Merry Christmas" back into Christmas.

    "I certainly am disappointed that the president and the governor can't acknowledge the national holiday that we're celebrating,'' Staver said. ``Just to generalize the holiday is a little distressing."
    "Gov. Bush's card also omits Christmas".

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