Lobbyist Is Florida’s Senator Pro Tem
The 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.