Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

Quotes from Esteemed Florida Legislators

Its been an interesting week in Tallahassee and nothing illustrates that better than these enlightening quotes from our elected officials.  We truly strive for the best and brightest in Florida politicians, don’t we?

First up, State Senator Larcinia Bullard (D-Miami)…  Sen. Bullard, during a discussion on legislation that would ban bestiality (yes, it’s still legal in Florida) was apparently curious about the mention of the word “animal husbandry.”  “People are taking these animals as their husbands? … So that maybe was the reason the lady was so upset about that monkey?” Bullard asked, referring to a Connecticut woman mauled by a pet chimpanzee. Doh!

Next up, State Senator Ronda Storms (R-Tampa).  During a discussion about a constitutional amendment that would eliminate public financing of elections in Florida, Sen. Storms seemed incapable of keeping the debate focused on Florida law and Florida circumstances.  Sen. Storms earned a reprimand from the Committee Chair after refusing to refer to Barack Obama as “President,” instead consistently referring to him as “Senator Obama” or “Candidate Obama.”  The reprimand was issued after she launched a rather harsh verbal assault on the President.  Upset that fellow Senators asked her to stick to Florida issues, Sen. Storms responded that she “can completely understand they don’t want to talk about the messiah having a flaw but the messiah has a flaw.”

The final entry for the week is from State Senator Chris Smith (D-Palm Beach).  Visibly upset from Sen. Storm’s continued digs at the President (or “Candidate”, as Storms insisted on referring to him as), Sen. Smith turned to the Tampa Republican and said “Don’t pi** on me and tell me it’s raining. I know what you were doing and I called you on it,” leading to his own personal rebuke from the Committee Chair.

Ah, Florida politicians.  People that inspire.

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