Don’t miss this excellent diary at DKos by writer davidkc concerning the crackup of the Florida Republican Party. Gov. Charlie Crist has now called for a federal investigation concerning allegations of financial improprieties by the Florida GOP during the tenure of former chair Jim Greer, who resigned in February.
It’s the usual GOP stuff: lavish spending, hush money, dirty tricks, those kinds of allegations. Several very handy and informative links in that DKos diary to Florida newspaper articles about all this, nice with coffee.
Why should we care about possible corruption among high ranking members of the Florida GOP, besides the sheer spectacle of even more Republicans being brought low by arrogance and greed? Don’t forget that our own Republican Attorney General, Rob McKenna, has signed on to the lawsuit to block health care reform brought by Florida AG Bill McCollum. Now McCollum has to investigate his party’s own scandal while he’s running for governor, with the Feds presumably watching over his shoulder. He was in a precarious political position anyhow, and now he’s walking on a razor on a tight rope.
Looks to me like McCollum has more important things to do than file frivolous lawsuits, and that Florida filing suit against reform was itself an orchestrated political hiss. Just sayin’.