But that was hard to do when Judge Ursula Ungaro was first put on the bench by Republican Gov. Bob Martinez — and then later promoted by Republican President George H.W. Bush.
So now everyone in Riyadh is wondering how they can justify spending even more of the people's money against them.
Said a spokeswoman for Cannon: "Speaker Cannon is in the process of reviewing the judge's order and determining whether further action is appropriate."
Allow me to help you, Mr. Speaker: It's not appropriate. It never was.
You were wrong to fight Fair Districts in the first place. You were wrong to try to overturn your constituents' vote.
And you set new standards for wrong when you decided to use taxpayer money — in a cash-strapped state, no less — to further your political goals.
You don't have to agree with the overwhelming majority — 63 percent — of Floridians who supported this ballot measure. But as long as you're a leader in this country, you should respect them.
The last word
Before Monday's GOP debate, the Democrats' national leader, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, offered a "prebuttal" … which has to be the most annoying word — and concept — in all of American politics. The fact that it's now standard procedure for both parties to rebut what they think someone else will say before they actually say it speaks volumes about the current level of discourse in this country.
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