Let's interrupt this string of blogs about alleged corruption to un-allege some corruption. Specifically, Juice hereby calls for a period of media moderation following the binge of stories that would scandalize politicians for traveling.
This is the kind of rant that deserves a soundtrack and some video, and the relevant one here is from the opening minutes of Top Gun.
But now Kottkamp is being harassed for taking a police escort to a Kenny Loggins concert. We're supposed to be outraged about the taxpayer expense, but I'm just pissed about having a lieutenant governor with such atrocious musical tastes. And now Florida CFO is getting flak for a Monday trip to Tampa and an upcoming plane ride to the Palm Beaches in the same week.
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Yes, we want our public officials to be frugal. But if these are the most troubling things we can dig up on our politicians -- and I find that impossible to believe -- then I'm not sure it's worth wasting precious internet bandwidth and ink.