Best Of 2018

Best blondes don’t have more fun: PAM BONDI GREETED BY PROTESTORS OUTSIDE TAMPA THEATRE

Apparently not everyone wants to be her neighbor. This past June, Florida AG Bondi headed to the historic Tampa Theatre to see the new Mister Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, only to be greeted by protesters demanding answers about her stances on healthcare and immigration. A brief confrontation before the movie apparently resulted in her calling the cops, who escorted her out of the theater past a larger throng. Bondi’s tepid response lamented the differences between the world Mister Rogers tried to inspire and the partisan vitriol of the real one, lumping herself in with the other politicos approached by citizens in public over the summer — politicos who seem not to understand what the “public” part of “public servant” means. —SH