Gonzalo Sanabria quit his Miami Expressway Authority Board post, he said in protest. Probably he was just sick of doing it, but the protest part is what got my attention. According to the Tampa Bay Times:
Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, announced Thursday he was resigning from his appointed post to protest the “disparaging and disrespectful” treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign.
“Since he has been treated in such a disparaging and disrespectful manner by your [campaign] staff and ignored in his advice, it is obvious that there is a great deal of dysfunction and disconnection of which I want to have no part nor can I render my support any longer as you are governing from a weak and flawed platform,” Sanabria wrote in an email he sent to Scott’s staff.
More tellling, Sanabria wrote:
“The Hispanic Community of South Florida is a key component of this great State’s vibrant socio-political fabric and treating us as you have is a grave mistake as it pains me to tell you what you will find out to the chagrin of us loyal Republicans,” wrote Sanabria. “Good Luck Governor, I’m not a fan any longer.”
Does this mean he will vote for Crist? Does it mean he won't vote (that is likely as there is history of Sanabria not voting)? Republicans rarely air their dirty laundry in such a prominent way. I am enjoying it.
Anyway, this crack in the ranks of monied, Hispanic Republicans in the Governor's race is so satisfying to me. First Mike Fernandez now Sanabria, at least they get the disrespect by the young twits. It took Hispanic Republicans long enough but it is never too late. Come over to our side - Oh wait, I am a Republican. Go over to their side, after all Crist is only missing one letter to make him "holier than thou": "an H".
|Another scenario we haven't considered, Gonzalo Sanabria is trying to suck up to Mike Fernandez so he can get on the 'A' list party circuit. Politics be damned.|