Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Our digest of, and commentary on today's Florida political news and punditry follow.

Jebbie dancing around gay adoption issue

"Did Jeb Bush oppose same-sex marriage and gays adopting when he was Florida’s governor?" More: "Republican leaders silent as gay marriages become legal in Florida."

"A simple message"

"Rick Scott will take center stage in his inaugural on Tuesday with a simple message: conservative governance can work." "Rick Scott Gives GOP an Economic Game Plan in Inaugural Address." See also "Scott will use inaugural address to promote Florida as tax haven."

"Florida's impoverished children need Legislative champions"

The Miami Herald editors think "Florida's impoverished children need Legislative champions on both sides of the aisle - again." "A sick situation."

"Florida political factchecks"

"The torrent of many of the distortions and half-truths in the state’s top election battles this year had roots in South Florida." "Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and other local politicians lead South Florida political factchecks."

Surge of GOP voters

"Coast Guard reports surge in Cubans trying to reach Florida."

Wingers in a dither

"Leaders of the Florida Republican Party that supported the state’s 2008 ban on gay marriage were mostly silent Monday as throngs cheered South Florida couples given the right to wed." "Republican leaders silent as gay marriages become legal in Florida." See also "On gay marriage, Jeb Bush ready to move on."