Carl Cameron who brought to our attention the Gucci shoes now explains that Thompson is unaware there is an issue about drilling in the Everglades in Florida. It is hard to fathom why Thompson wouldn’t get a briefing on say the top five issues in a state and be reasonably fluent on them as preparation for a visit with the Governor, whose endorsement may be the mostly eagerly coveted in the state. More coverage here to the same effect. The quote from Governor Crist, the type every campaign would dread: “I wasn’t completely overjoyed with the positions … but I think he’ll take some time to respond to them.” And this is how reputations for a poor work ethic and indifference to preparation get started and reinforced.
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