Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mitch Perry Report 11.14.12- Tampa, the home to military groupies

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:12 AM

According to the NY Times, "officials familiar with the social dynamics at the upper echelons of the Central Command described Ms. (Jill) Kelley as wealthy socialite who knew 'almost ever' high-ranking officer serving in Tampa."

Fantastic. I'm curious as all those who hobnobbed with Ms. Kelley were aware that the South Tampa socialite and her husband are up to their assets in financial debt, as reported today in both the Tampa Bay Times & Tampa Tribune?

Apparently she's also not the "honorary Counsel General" that she described herself as when she dialed up a Tampa 9-1-1 operator the other day.

No doubt President Obama will be hit with questions about the whole Petraeus affair when he (finally) addresses questions from White House reporters in only the 16th press conference of his press conference. Benghazi and the fiscal cliff may come up as well.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to Tampa yesterday to champion an effort he has invested a lot of his time in during his term in the Obama Cabinet: getting laws passed to combat distracted driving, the term used for people calling or texting with the cellphones while they drive, which has led to thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of accidents since the devices have come into the mainstream of American life over the past 15 years.

And a new report lists Florida as fourth on a list of states with the most coal-fired generating capacity that should be considered for closure.
Yesterday Hillsborough County Democrat Alan Clendenin made it official - he's in the race to succeed Rod Smith as chair of the Florida Democratic party.

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