It wasn't too busy out there in the South Florida blogosphere today, readers. I have a good Sift for you this evening, nonetheless. Enjoy.
A- You gotta love how many Republicans are afraid own up to voting for Rick Scott...over at The Reid Report.
There was little agreement, and the debate was testy at times. But when it came to the state’s deeply unpopular governor, Robaina and Gimenez were of one accord. Asked by Defede who they supported in the 2010 governor’s race, both men answered “Bill McCollum.” McCollum had been the front-runner, and the choice of the state’s GOP establishment, before Rick Scott beat him in a surprise primary finish. But when pressed by Defede about who they supported in the general election, only Robaina answered “Rick Scott,” but he quickly qualified it by stating that he is unhappy with the governor’s performance. Gimenez demurred, saying he supported no one in the general election. When asked later by a caller who he voted for, Gimenez said he voted for Democrat Alex Sink, though he said he didn’t publicly support her candidacy.B- A prosecutor and a defense attorney make their cases in the Weinergate brouhaha at Justice Building Blog.
For the Defense:C- Southern District of Florida Blog points out the advantages of the latest Apple application.
The prosecutor is an idiot. Weiner did not break the law. He does not need to resign. He will have a chance to explain his conduct to his constituents in the next election and they can decide if he is fit to represent them. Morally questionable behavior? Weiner didn't cheat on his wife. He flirted, electronically. If we asked every elected official who flirted, or who for that matter cheated on their spouse, Washington would be an empty city.
You know who should resign? Senator David Viiter of Louisiana. Vitter's name was found on two madams' lists. Vitter engaged in prostitution, a violation of the state laws of Louisiana. And yet this criminal was re-elected by his constituents who may be the only idiots dumber than the prosecution in this case.
D- Random Pixels scores a trifecta with three quotes related to the Memorial Day shootings on South Beach.
E- More summer food and wine specials are proffered at South Florida Food and Wine.
F- Beached Miami does another video but is it as good as Exxotica? You decide.
G- Babalu [via Twitter] launches an expletive-laced tirade on the Miami Herald because the Herald made the mistake of asking someone else for permission to reprint something from Babalu. Are we still in 6th grade, folks, and is there anyone else who recalls the Herald endorsing Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American hardliner, for the U.S. Senate?