Crist Decision Sets Off Odd Chain Reaction

      You’ll remember that disgraced former County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion 
 
    was removed from office by Governor Charlie Crist for all sorts of devilish behavior. 
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       Crist’s gubernatorial duties then called for him to appoint a replacement to fill the empty seat, and community activists have been quite angry that Crist was stalling in choosing the Broward County District 9 fill- in Commissioner.  

     Crist had a problem. In a nearly all black, democratic district, Crist needed to find a black republican! 

     Crist got creative. He chose a black republican that lived elsewhere, even though the law called for the seat to be filled with a resident of District 9. Crist chose Dania Beach Commissioner Al Jones.

                                                                            
                                                                         
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                                                                                             ( who lived elsewhere)
     
     That action set off an unbelievable chain reaction over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Seeing that the residency rules had apparently been suspended by the Governor, pols began to move!

      Former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis announced his candidacy for Mayor of Wilton Manors, even though he lives in Fort Lauderdale.

      On the heels of the Trantalis announcement, former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Cindi Hutchinson,  not to be outdone, and looking for a new opportunity, threw her hat in the ring for Mayor of Tallahassee. Hutchinson says she will move there “soon”!. 

     
     And in the oddest of announcements,  City Manager George Gretsas, still smarting from last week’s Fort Lauderdale City Commision decision, threw himself a fundraiser for the position of Mayor of White Plains, New York, “just to hedge my bets”,. he opined ! 

     ….  Some suggest that Governor Crist should run for Governor of Alaska!  … and move there today!    ……   Tim