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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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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 Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Game Over Man

    "AP tally: Obama effectively clinches nomination". More: "Fla. superdelegate commits to Obama".

    The Miami Herald editorial board: "Democrats -- What took you so long?". The South Florida Sun-Sentinel editorial board: "Democratic Party came up with good compromise". See also "Florida chose to ignore the primary concerns" and "Many S. Fla. Democrats still unhappy about delegates".

    Daniel Ruth:
    As a Solomon-esque display of even-handedness, a pursed-lipped clutch of Democratic National Committee clipboards have managed to split a very, very ugly baby.

    Over the weekend, the DNC rules panel, otherwise known as the Future Condo Association Presidents-In-Waiting, restored a portion of the exiled Florida and Michigan representations, allowing each state's delegates to have half a vote at the party's nominating convention this summer.

    As well, the respective delegations must keep their hedges trimmed to no more than two feet, get rid of the yard gnomes and repaint their homes a uniform Stepford beige.
    "Common Sense Was The Loser In DNC Ruling".

    The Maitland housewife speaks: "Flori-duh's dimwitted Democrats make McCain look like big winner". Surely this Jebbite will give the GOPers the same treatment? After all, "State Republicans also bugged by primary woes".

    The Orlando Sentinel editorial board thinks it is a Dem problem: ""Our position: The Democratic Party has an irrational system of choosing nominee.

    The St. Petersburg Times editorial board: "Overhaul primary calendar for 2012".

    Bushco: "a shameful legacy of deceit "

    The St. Petersburg Times editorial board: "Few will be surprised to discover that President Bush and his minions distorted or suppressed science to serve their political and ideological purposes. Along the way they also stained an agency that is responsible for some of the most important scientific discoveries of recent times. What a shameful legacy of deceit." "Science subverted by politics".

    "State should document health insurance experiment"

    The Daytona Beach News-Journal editorial board: "Crist and the Legislature have asked Floridians to take a giant leap of faith, abandoning comprehensive policies for the new low-budget ones. No one seems to know exactly what the new policies will cover. The law spells out two tiers of policies: One (which must retail for less than $150 a month) will offer minimal coverage. The other, which is likely to be far more expensive, expands to include 'catastrophic' costs including hospitalization." "A blind leap".


    "Statewide budget cuts hit home Monday as circuit court officials announced how they trimmed more than $766,000 in salary costs: Eliminate 16 positions." "2 courts purge total of 27 jobs".

    Back at the ranch: "Salary is a concern for Florida Supreme Court justices".

    Schiavo II?

    "A Florida woman put on a feeding tube after she had a stroke is at the center of a court case that is eerily similar to the lengthy legal dispute over whether Terri Schiavo should be kept alive." "Family fight over feeding tube reminiscent of Schiavo case".

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