South Florida Gadflies Learning to Swarm
Riviera Beach's most persistent activist, Fane Lozman, has joined with newspaper publisher John Beatty in filing for a recall effort against the city's five council members. The recall is a typical tool for gadflies, but what makes this one ominous is that it's attracted participation from gadflies with no stake in Riviera Beach politics.
It may not be long, then, before gadflies in West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Lake Worth and Cooper City decide they want the strength that comes in numbers, not to mention the value of other gadflies' experience in making life miserable for certain public officials.
It's no secret that the folks at MAOS (aka me) are HUGE FANS of civic activist (and general irritant to the politician) Fane Lozman. I like the guy's style -- outrageous, no holds barred, take no prisoner, damn the devil at any cost. That is so right in my wheelhouse.Go Fane! Go Fane! Go Fane!
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