[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Where Does Robert Wexler Live? (UPDATED)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Where Does Robert Wexler Live? (UPDATED)

It's been a couple of days since the story came out in prime time, but does anyone else find it a bit strange that a perusal of some of the bigger left-tilting South Florida political blogs found nary a mention of the burgeoning controversy involving Robert Wexler's Florida residency (or lack thereof)? Especially blogs specializing in comprehensive coverage of South Florida MSM and blogosphere news?

The Daily Pulp has the story. So do the Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post.

Perhaps they're waiting for the whole thing to blow over. Perhaps they don't think it's a big deal that Wexler doesn't live or own a home in the community he represents. Maybe they're right. But I wouldn't bet on it.

UPDATE 7/25 8:50AM...
Rick comes back with one Florida blog with a post on Wexler's residency, from Blast Off!. One local and/or regional blog that we know of thought it at least somewhat interesting to blog about.

As I mentioned in a comment to Rick at the first link, I wonder how many of these blogs, including Rick's, would have jumped on this story if you replaced Wexler with Ros-Lehtinen and Delray Beach with Miami. The answer's not hard to figure out, my friends.


Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

Rick? Post a negative story about a corrupt Democrat? Our Rick post a a story about a Democrat that may have defrauded the taxpayers? The same Rick that alters a screen-capture and passes it off as real to make a point? That Rick?

Keep dreamin'!

10:39 AM, July 25, 2008  
Blogger Robert said...

Keep dreamin'!

Suddenly, an Aerosmith song comes to mind.

12:15 PM, July 25, 2008  
Blogger Rick said...


Yes, Moneo, and you will be the first to post something negative about a corrupt Republican, of which the list is long. It truly is amazing how you guys have the nuts to call out someone for doing something you yourself would never dream of doing. But it happens day after day.

And, Moneo, if you actually believed that the screen capture was real after reading the inscription "Sticking our foot in our mouths every day" in the header, then, you know, what does that tell you?

By the way, there's more where that came from boys, so buckle up.


11:15 PM, July 25, 2008  
Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

Fuck you and your sod too. You're still nothing but an anonymous sock puppet.

2:38 PM, July 26, 2008  
Blogger machetico said...

Payasos con sombrero en:


Pase para que se ría.

11:31 PM, July 26, 2008  
Blogger Henry Louis Gomez said...

Wexler is nothing new. One of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's constituents in the 18th district is running against Mario Diaz-Balart in the 25th district.

4:13 PM, July 27, 2008  
Blogger Henry Louis Gomez said...

Oh, at least Joedilocks lives in the right state.

4:14 PM, July 27, 2008  
Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

Robert and Henry, did you catch widdle Rick's threat? What's he gonna do? Lob sod and Starbucks mango/banana smoothies at us?

BTW, Rick, it's not whether we believed the screencap was real: your intent was to fool your readers into thinking it was real. You are the perfect lib after all.

4:44 PM, July 27, 2008  
Blogger Rick said...

"Robert and Henry, Robert and Henry, look at what Rick is saying!" Sheesh, you sound like my nephew 10 years ago, Moneo.

My "intent" was to fool my readers into thinking it was real...is that what you're saying? That's why I put the stupid caption in the header, right? If it doesn't have clowns and bright colors, Moneo, the humor goes over your head, I know.

To help you understand a little better, it's like your crappy little voice imitations on your radio programs...only an idiot would think they were real.

BTW, I'm anxiously waiting your next post where you tell us how much water we should have stored in our house for hurricane season, Chuckles. You make storm preparation a breeze.


9:26 PM, July 27, 2008  
Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

I know humor very well, Rick. I read your site. It's a laugh riot.

12:19 AM, July 28, 2008  
Blogger Sinfonian said...

One local and/or regional blog that we know of thought it at least somewhat interesting to blog about.

Well, it was interesting to me only to the extent that it shows the desperation of the right-wing, especially against someone as powerful and successful as Robert Wexler, who will win reelection in another resounding landslide.

As I said in my post, this is a non-story, and it would be if it were one of the Three Hyphenated Stooges (Ros-Lehtinen and the Diaz-Balart brothers), too. Unless they are close enough to their districts to commute (basically Maryland and Virginia), every member of Congress has a second home in the D.C. area, and many move their families there. It's ridiculous to suggest that Wexler's action is somehow unusual or worthy of a wingnut temper tantrum.

But desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess ...

8:13 AM, July 28, 2008  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I don't think the fact that Wexler isn't really a FL resident means much. Same is true for many other members of Congress. If Wexler's constituents don't like it they can vote him out.

OTOH, I remember Rick insisting it was entirely reasonable, not politically motivated harassment, when a Democratic prosecutor singled out Ann Coulter for investigation because she didn't change the address on her voter registration when she moved (within the same Congressional district). So Rick is consistent in his inconsistency.

8:33 AM, July 28, 2008  

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