Jim Greer, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, has fired the first round in the state’s next Gubernatorial race (whether that be 2010 or 2014). Actually, the Democratic Party of Florida fired the first round last week when they attacked Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum for awarding a no-bid $1.4 million contract to his former campaign consultants to produce a television ad for the web. The Democratic Party took it one step further by revealing that $550 of that $1.4 million was spent on make-up for the Attorney General.
Jim Greer has decided to lay the blame at the feet of Florida’s CFO, Alex Sink. (It is presumed that Sink and McCollum would be front-runners for their party’s nomination if Crist does not run for re-election in 2010.) Calling it a “partisan witch hunt,” Greer claims that Sink and the Democrats are attempting to destroy the credibility of Bill McCollum. And, in keeping with politics’ version of Godwin’s Law, Greer lamented the harm being caused to “Florida’s children” by the criticism on McCollum.
Politics is such an honorable sport.