Joe Biden Visits Everglades, Stumps for Obama and Bill Nelson, Does Not Kill a Burmese Python
Michael E. Miller
It was an entrance worthy of Vladimir Putin.
Ostensibly, Biden's 10 minute speech was to tout his administration's efforts to restore the Everglades, in particular on-going construction to elevate the Tamiami Trail and improve water flow. But the broader objective of boosting fellow Democrats Nelson and Hastings and knocking Republicans was clear.
Triumvirate of Powdery Old Man Skin: Biden, Nelson, and Hastings
Michael E. Miller
"It has been this administration that has helped us get things moving," echoed Nelson. "And right here this bridge that's being built that'll let the water flow from the north into the Everglades national park. The proof's in the pudding."
Graham went so far as arguing that the 2011 Florida legislative session was "the most damning to the environment in 40 years." He called the conservative mantra that environmental regulations restrict job growth "a stupid argument." And he dismissed notions that today's event was purely political.
"I'd be happy if Mr. Romney wanted to come and have this type of event," he said. "I'll drive the boat."
If only Graham and Romney went around exterminating pythons together. That would be a bi-partisan job creation plan we could really support.
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