Corrupt Florida Repubs Living Large on Public Education $$
Local folks in Florida, Republicans, of course, are showing thier corrupt colors. We're not surprised here at ASZ. I'm personally offended, though, because I used to work for the educational institution involved in the scandal, Brevard Community College.
It just isn't surprising that we find Republican corruption in Florida. It's a Republican hotbed, after all, the home of the President's brother Jeb. I'm sure, since I lived there until three years ago, that Republicans, especially on the state level, feel they can get away with anything. I'm just a little pissed off that this example of the Republican Culture of Corruption involves my former employer down there, Brevard Community College (BCC). I have a very soft spot in my heard for BCC. The students there are honest and hardworking and just not able to handle the financial burden of going to a four year college. Damn, I loved my students down there.
Anyway, it appears that Brevard Community College, probably at the mercy of state legislators for their funding, struck a deal with a Repbulican State Senator, Mike Haridopolos, to pay him for publishing a book. I'm guesing the book was of such poor quality that their investment in him, in the six figures, didn't pan out. I hope BCC comes out of this well, but if not, it is directly attributable to a Republican who cut a deal so he could feed at the trough of public funding. Typical, huh?
Here's some of the story from the Orlando Sentinel: