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Lobbyist Is Florida’s Senator Pro Tem

My GuvThe Miami Herald reports that Charlie Crist names ex-chief of staff George LeMieux to Senate seat

Gov. Charlie Crist chose his political shadow and former chief of staff, George LeMieux, to stand in as Florida’s U.S. senator until Crist can seek the seat himself in the 2010 election.

Crist has said that he wanted his appointment to have some time to get ready before Congress reconvenes on Sept. 8.

Mr. LeMieux has never been elected to office. He operates a ‘consulting” business assisting the Seminoles with their gaming interests, you know, like Jack Abramoff, among other things, I’m sure.

It’s so insightful of “Chuckles” to decide there was no need to appoint someone who has experience as a legislator to the Senate. George is a lobbyist, so he has passed a lot of legislation, and he’s wealthy, so he’ll be right at home in the Senate.

2 comments

1 Badtux { 08.28.09 at 12:54 pm }

That avatar has to be Mr. Orange Crist’s avatar, it looks just like him :). I wonder if he even knows how silly his “tan” makes him look, or is this just a bizarre promotion he does for the Florida citrus industry? :).

And yeah, George’ll fit right in at the millionaire boy’s club, though most Senators wait to become a lobbyist until *after* they retire (voluntarily or no)…

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2 Bryan { 08.28.09 at 2:18 pm }

Chuckles claims it is the result of his Greek ancestory, although I don’t remember anyone with the skin tones of a Valencia when I spent time in Glyfada outside of Athens.

No doubt he will become a Senate leader, as they are used to taking orders from lobbyists.