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For all the infotainment and amusement to be found withing the high-profile races for US Senate and House seats, nothing beats some good old-fashioned asshattery from local political candidates. Like Greg Brown, a primary candidate for a house seat in Florida's District 1, who was caught along with his wife on a hidden infrared video camera as the two stole (or just "took down," depending on whose story you go with) a bunch of his opponent's yard signs.
The video shows District 1 candidate Greg Brown and his wife, Jennifer, removing Doug Broxson's campaign signs. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether a crime was committed.
campaign shenanigans happened Saturday night when Broxson's son, Jason
Broxson, hid an infrared video camera, often used by hunters to track
game, in some bushes at state roads 87 and 89, north of Milton. Minutes
after the camera was deployed, the Browns happened by and removed the
signs. Jason Broxson [the candidate's son] hid in some bushes and watched as the couple took
we just got lucky that he happened to show up right then," said Kevin
Brown, Broxson's campaign manager. "Lord only knows the odds of that." Kevin
Brown, who is not related to Greg Brown, said the camera was set up
because Broxson was having problems with his signs being stolen and
When contacted by phone Monday afternoon, Greg Brown said he and his
wife did nothing wrong by removing Broxson's signs from property owned
by a Brown campaign supporter. He
said he saw his opponent's signs on a vacant lot owned by Don Dewrell,
69, of Holt after leaving a political rally in Jay on Saturday night.
He said he and Dewrell previously agreed that he'd be the only District
1 candidate allowed to put signs on the property.
Brown told the reporter he didn't do anything wrong, and maybe that's true in a legal sense. But he sure looks like a schmuck in the video. And when he admonishes his wife for leaving fingerprints on a sign she left on the ground, that seems to suggest he did, at the time, think this may not be exactly legal.
Whether or not Brown and his wife broke any laws, you have to wonder, people of Florida's House District 1, if this is the guy you want to be your next state representative. Watch and decide. Meanwhile, the rest of us can watch and either laugh of just roll our eyes.
To read Ron Fournier and some of the other Associated press political writers out of Washington DC is to know that these days the AP is tacking right. That's one of the things that makes this so funny...
"Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released," she wrote on her Facebook page.
"They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are
repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and
afterwards. We've heard 11 writers are engaged in this opposition
research, er, "fact checking" research!"
Even funnier: the book isn't officially released until tomorrow, but over at Amazon, it's already in the bargain bin for $9.00 (You Save:
(69%). Before it's actually released. Before it's fucking released. HA!
Incidentally, this is the same book that had El Rushbo lauding it as one of the "most substantive books" on policy he'd ever read. Seriously, Boss, you need to get yourself a library card and do a little more book learnin'.
The bargain bin! Before it's released! Really. Best that she stick to Facebook.
LAS VEGAS — O. J. Simpson was found guilty late Friday on all 12 counts stemming from a confrontation in a hotel room last year, including armed robbery and kidnapping.
The verdict, which comes 13 years to the day after Mr. Simpson was acquitted in the highly publicized murders of his ex-wife and her friend, concluded a four-week trial that many have seen as a proxy for those unsatisfied by that 1995 outcome.
Mr. Simpson now faces 15 years to life for the kidnapping charge as well as a minimum of at least an additional 10 years in prison on the other charges. His attorney, Yale Galanter, said he would appeal.
After the verdicts were read, the judge revoked the bail for Mr. Simpson, a Heisman Trophy winner and an inductee in the National Football Hall of Fame. As his sister, Carmelita, wept and fainted in the front row, he was led away in handcuffs. Mr. Simpson is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 5. [emphasis mine]
Makes me think of Al Capone. For all the horrific crimes he was responsible for, they got him on tax evasion.
No bail, and likely not the funds for an appeal. Karma? Maybe. Justice? Yes.