Skip to comments.Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew dies at 85
Posted on 03/13/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT by EveningStar
Reubin Askew, one of the most popular and effective governors in Florida history and a fiercely determined advocate for tax fairness, racial equality, managed growth and ethical government, died early Thursday in Tallahassee. He was 85.
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One of the worst governors the state of Florida ever had.
He was basically a clone of Jimmy Carter, maybe even worse.
He was a big supporter of forced busing.
Yeh tell me about it. I was living in FL during his reign.
That’s when I put my son in a private school.
Gov. Askew was a dedicated public servant who passed open government (sunshine) laws, which greatly cut down on corruption in Florida. Yes, he was for reapportionment even though it did not advantage his district, and he helped desegregate Florida socially and civilly.
He was also both an Army paratrooper and an Air Force intelligence officer.
On a personal note, he was a dear friend to my family, and greatly supported us with counsel and advice when my father (a state representative) died unexpectedly.
If one knew the man personally, then perhaps one would be more circumspect in offering up criticism of him at his death. He entered the public ring, and acquitted himself well. He was well honorable in life, and I would hope he’d be well honored in his death.
Peace be unto his family...
He was a total jackass. He ran as a conservative then governed as a radical liberal.
He pardoned two Black men who had murdered a filling station attendant. They became a civil rights cause despite being totally guilty. They were given 3 new trials and found guilty each time.
Since they could not get away with murder via the courts, Askew gave them a pardon then gave them a huge amount of taxpayer money. They were the Travon Martins of the day.
Any liberal cause, he supported.
Try reading “Invitation to a Lynching.” Or did both the US Supreme Court and the Pulitzer Committee get it wrong?
Good day to you.
I have no idea what “Inviatation to a Lynching” is about and don’t care.
As to the Supreme Court and Pulitzer Committee, they typically get most things wrong.
Google must be all broken up over this. Go ahead and type “Askew” into their search engine and see what happens. This is really bizarre!
Do you think the PTB at Google are behind the scenes manipulating the results? If so, the folks at Yahoo and Bing are too. The late governor is also showing up their pages.
What I’m saying is this, type “Askew” into the Google search engine and the whole page gets crooked. Are they trying to imply he was a crooked politician. Go ahead and try it. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
I’ll be damned! You’re absolutely right! It’s that way on both FF and IE.
Sorry for my other reply. :(
I just did a google search for “Askew”
And it tilts the damn page, nice joke.
Not on mine.
I did do a googlesearch for “asshairs stapled to his scalp” and it did bring up Joe Biden.
Weird. It does it for me. It jarred me, I thought “oh no WTF is wrong”. LOL.