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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 05:44 AM
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More craziness in Florida...former KKK Grand Dragon for mayor, etc.
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/03/fla-mayoral-candida...

From link:
As a general rule, nothing that happens in Florida should ever come as a surprise; you should just assume, for instance, that Sunshine State Republicans are freaking out about government-run septic tanks, and that, until proven otherwise, somewhere in Sarasota a police officer is declaring himself a sovereign nation. But ok, this isn't exactly ordinary:

70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he's a former member of Ku Klux Klan.

Rogers, who is currently a commissioner, spoke with 10 News Tuesday afternoon and says, "I'm not running for the Klan for Grand Dragon." That's because Rogers has already had that title.


If it weren't for the weather...<sigh>
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 05:50 AM
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1. Lake Wales?
possibly so. He has already won a seat on the commission.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 05:52 AM
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2. K&R-Might be the start of a long political career.....Oh, boy...nt
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:57 AM
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3. He wouldn't be the first former KKK member to go on to a successful political career...
Robert Byrd was in the KKK and was a lonstanding senator until only recently.
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cayanne Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:25 PM
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4. I have family there
I was born and raised in Bradenton, 11 miles north of Sarasota. My father is from Sarasota and I still have aunts and cousins living there. All are racist to the core and I have not spoken to them in years. Nor will I ever. Yes, one cousin is probably in the KKK as he admired them so much.
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