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Sunrise Looks Brighter After Electoral Overhaul

My apologies for the commenting problems; they seem to be continuing this morning. I have no idea why some of the comments have gone through while most don't. The tech folks at NT headquarters worked on it yesterday, and we'll see if they can finally get it working when they get up this morning (they're in Phoenix).

For the first time ever, I used the Facebook page to communicate about the Pulp. I only linked the page here one time, but if there's ever a major malfunction, it's the only back-up plan we have. Just a small fraction of readers are on there now, so if you haven't yet, click here and friend that baby up.

(As I'm writing this, two people have managed to get through, but the thing is still blocking most commenters.)

You know, with all the talk about Ken Keechl losing his seat, we've neglected to talk about another once golden-seeming mayor in Broward County -- Roger Wishner of Sunrise. On Election Day, Wishner lost his second election in three months, and he'll be leaving the City Hall building in March.

Like Keechl, Wishner lost support among the informed voters after he made a lot of dubious decisions. He took lobbyists' cash and backed the monstrous Everglades Corporate Park to be built on the west side of the Sawgrass Expressway, and when he tried to bring in an unpopular dump (imagine that) for a friend, it blew up in his face.  

And just like Keechl, Wishner didn't go down without a ridiculous and unfair attack ad on his opponent, Larry Sofield, that may have backfired. See it inside.