From afar, the folks who make up the Miami-Dade County Commission appear to organize themselves along the lines of a high-school student body. There's Joe Martinez the jock; Katy Sorenson the "A" student, raising her hand to answer every question; Dennis Moss the earnest student government geek. And then there's Dorrin Rolle, the class clown. Consider his bid to become chair of the county commission on November 30.
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He may have started off flowery and verbose -- "Leaders are much like eagles, they don't flock. You find them one at a time" -- but soon was going for the easy laugh. "I'm proud and pleased and privileged to have my name be placed in nomination ... I offer my ability to fight the good fight, my capacity to bring about a consensus ... my sense of humor to disengage tension and bring about a sense of levity. And lastly and finally, my ability to amalgamate words and phenomalgate words that can sometimes boggle my own mind...
"As I close, I will simply leave you with the immortal words of the founders of Bartles & Jaymes: Thank you for your support."