Tuesday, July 15, 2008

'Time magazine revisits Florida's problems'

Story here.

Nearly three decades after the magazine's Paradise Lost? cover story on South Florida's ills gave the peninsula an inferiority complex, Time is once again warning of impending disaster in the state.

Back then it was refugees, riots and crime. Now, it is . . . well, let Time tell it . . . .

Time article here. Gives Republicans a black eye, since they've been running the state for years and thus are responsible for its failings. Gov. Crist comes across as a light-weight. (Whether he is or not, I don't know. I know nothing about him except that he just flip-flopped on off-shore drilling and that he may be a closet case. Needless to say, I didn't vote for him.)

Former Senator and Governor (Dem.) Bob Graham comes across as the wise elder statesman. "This may be our tipping point," he says.

The Republican Party denies reality and is very good at getting people to vote against their own self-interest. If that continues, a good chunk of Florida will be under water in a relatively short period of time.

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