Best Of 2006

Best Media Hog: Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair

Best Media Hog

Whether it is battling the insidious flag-burning problem (we can hardly turn the corner without seeing someone torch Old Glory, after all) or proselytizing to save Christian holidays, pro wrestler turned right-wing politician Brian Blair loves his face time. The religious holiday wrangle he worked with the Hillsborough School Board landed him two coveted appearances on The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, during which Blair let Bill know he doesn’t have any anger for those who disagree with him: “Well, I don’t hold grudges from day-to-day. You can’t really hold office if you do that. I certainly know who to talk to and who not to talk to.”