Best of the Blogs: What Else

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 2-15-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

It’s BaaaaAAAAACK! Contradictions, Clowns, Conflicts and All…Parent Trigger Returns
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
I’ve been wondering when we’d see this Vaudeville act again and whether or not it was going to be about stroking Jeb Bush’s ego.

Florida legislators seek cleaner image and better camouflage
By Daniel Tilson
West Palm Beach Liberal Examiner
Start spreading the news, for better and for worse. After years of being dogged by scandal, corruption, ethics violations, criminal investigations, indictments, overheated rhetoric and who knows what else, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) is trying to rehabilitate its tainted image – and reinforcing it at the same time.

Rubio’s ‘Shaky And Sweaty’ Performance Was the Worst GOP Rebuttal Since Gov. Jindal Channeled Kenneth the Page
By Jon Ponder
Pensito Review
In his rebuttal to Pres. Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio delivered the worst political performance on the national stage since, well, Oct. 3 — and the worst GOP rebuttal since Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal unintentionally imitated Kenneth the Page on “30 Rock” when he delivered the rebuttal to the president’s first address to Congress in February 2009.

Will charter school bill give away schools?
By Bruce Seaman
Daily Marion
The filing of PCB 13-01 (PCB=Proposed Committee Bill), a bill related to charter schools, would require a school district to hand over an educational building that had been used for K-12 purposes to a charter school … for free. How’s that for a sweet deal? But there is more.

What Marco Rubio Doesn’t Understand About Debt And The Economy
By Travis Waldron
Think Progress
While Rubio has been pitched as the “savior” and “new face” of the GOP, a preview of his speech gives the indication that he is just as disconnected from the current economic reality as the rest of his party.