A Good Run Will Always Be Better Than A Bad Stand
With the majority of people’s attention on the apocalyptic oil gusher in the Gulf, many of us are forgettin’ there’s actually still some pretty big things happening right here in our own backyard. One of the big ones for us Floridians is the recent passage of SB 1143, the supposed “Reduction and Simplification of Healthcare” legislation that actually increases barriers for women in our state seeking abortions.
That bill is now sittin' on Governor Charlie Crist’s desk just a gnat’s whisker away from enactment. Well folks, now is the time where the rubber officially meets the road.
Although Crist has openly criticized the bill because it would essentially charge women for mandated pre-abortion ultrasounds, he has had it on his desk since Monday and has yet to veto the legislation.
Perhaps it’s time for us to put his new Independent affiliation to the test. Will he stand with us or continue to pander to Marco Rubio’s followers in an effort to gain the lead in the upcomin’ Senate race?
I personally think this could be the decidin’ moment for the exceedingly neat and tan Governor.
With Crist and Rubio currently neck-n-neck in the upcomin’ race, one can easily imagine the pickle that the standing governor now finds himself in. If he signs this legislation into law, he is sure to lose the votes of many Progressives, like myself, who have realized Dennis Meek "don’t stand a chance" at the polls come November. If Crist vetoes it, he can kiss all them “moral value party” voters goodbye.
So, what’s it gonna be? Will he use this moment to prove he’s truly no longer a line-toein’ Rightie or will he cave, in hopes to steal votes away from Florida’s Tea Party favorite? I say we help him just a teensy bit by reminding him which side he wants to be on come this fall.
In an effort to help our Governor make this dandy little decision, I ask each and every one of you to give Crist’s office a ring tomorrow at (850) 488-7146, or better yet send a fax to (850) 487-0801.
Let him know just how much this bill will effect your vote in November!
Tell Charlie that this is his opportunity to prove to the Left that he’s with us and remind him that no matter what, a good run will always be better than a bad stand.