Mitch Perry Report 8.29.11

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Hello again everybody. Happy Monday and all that, as we begin the last week of August, and move into what has historically been the most dangerous month for hurricanes in Florida, September.

But while you were worrying about your friends and neighbors to the north, or just going out and having fun of your own this weekend, we're back to work today here in Florida political land, which means it's all about the redistricting meetings that will take place in the Bay area over the next couple of days, beginning late this afternoon in Tampa.

This past Saturday night we attended a gathering of local and other Republicans, a night that commemorates the official one year and counting time clock for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. CL attended, and we got the opportunity to speak with former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who is somehow convinced that that the American public wants him to become our next president.

Although many of the other Sunday public affairs programs went wall to wall with (somewhat excessive) Irene coverage, Fox News Sunday did get a chance to sneak Ron Paul onto their program, where he promptly said if he were in charge he'd get rid of FEMA, the federal govt. agency that is responsible for the clean-up of this most recent storm.

And lastly, local Tampa attorney Chris Griffin got a promotion late last week in his new position with the NCAA Infraction committee, which means he'll be a busy guy soon.

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