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BEST BULLSHIT ARTIST: Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair

Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair

First it was his belief that he was justified in pushing county workers to clean up the lake next to his home — ahead of many, many other lakes that are polluted. Then it was his fight with a fellow commissioner who dared suggest the board might want to freeze their own salaries in the current budget crisis. Then it was his double-speak on the issue of wetlands protections, pretending to hug the envi-ronment while trying to gut laws and lay off regulators. “One thing I found in politics is there is no way that you can make everybody happy,” Blair said at a recent public meeting, “but if we find some type of compromise and we work together, we can do wonderful things for this community.” Yeah, we buy that.