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Mel Martinez to resign at the end of the month

Good riddance, Señor Amnesty.  Leave the pesos on the dresser on your way out for the screwjob you did to the party and the state.  Story here.

Looks like Gov. Crist will appoint a replacement (probably another RINO) to hold the spot until Crist wins it next year.  And make no mistake, Crist WILL win the seat next year.  Whether I like it or not, he’ll win the primary, if for no other reason than name recognition and funding.  Then he’ll beat either of the two black militants (be it embarrassments Corrine Brown or Kendrick Meek) considered Dem frontrunners in the general election.  Considering he’s a liberal Republican who loves himself some B.O., it won’t alter the makeup of the Senate in that regard.

August 7, 2009 Posted by | Charlie Crist, Florida, Mel Martinez | 4 Comments

Mel Martinez won’t run again in 2010

Hallelujah!  From The Hill:

Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2010, passing on what looked to be one of the most difficult reelection battles in the country.

Martinez, 62, has been saying for weeks that he intended to run again but would wait until January to make an announcement. Instead, he announced less than a month after the 2008 elections that he is passing on another term.

Democrats are searching for a candidate in the race. Among those being mentioned at this early stage are Reps. Allen Boyd, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ron Klein, Robert Wexler and Kathy Castor, as well as state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.

Bob Wexler?  Dude’s crazier than an Islamofascist at an S.I. Swimsuit Edition photoshoot!

I was dreading Senor Mel’s re-election, since I knew I wasn’t going to be voting for him.  His unwavering position on amnesty for criminal aliens was enough to turn me away from him.  This ought to give the GOP time to find a suitable candidate (though never underestimate the ability of the GOP to screw something up).  Maybe Gov. Crist, who I’d rather have out of our state and in D.C., would be an option.

Adios, Senor Mel Amnesty!  Don’t let la puerta hit you on the way out!

December 2, 2008 Posted by | Florida, illegal immigration, Mel Martinez | 5 Comments

Martinez stepping downs as RNC chair

Finally some good news for the GOP.  From Hot Air:

Sometime early next year, ostensibly so that he can pass the baton to whoever ends up as the GOP nominee but probably because his position on the issue for which he’s most famous doesn’t exactly set the grassroots scurrying for their checkbooks. His approval rating in Florida, incidentally, went from 50% in January down the toilet to 38% in July. I wonder why.

Exit question: Replacements? Hotline says SC GOP chair Katon Dawson is angling for the job but South Carolina’s already as red as they come. The party needs a capable manager with enough personal appeal to fundraise effectively and who hails from the midwest or northeast to add a little national flavor to the GOP’s image. I know just the guy — but unfortunately he’s otherwise occupied at the moment. 

I lamented when Martinez was selected that the party had lost its damned mind.  Perhaps with Mel’s approval ratings in the toilet, the party figured it might be a better idea to pick someone who’s at least more popular than a root canal.

October 4, 2007 Posted by | illegal immigration, Mel Martinez | 4 Comments

Recall Mel Martinez?

Michelle Malkin brought this to my attention:

So, Sen. Mel Martinez is mad about the failure of shamnesty. He is challenging opponents to act:

The chairman of the Republican Party on Friday lambasted Democrats and Republicans who helped kill an immigration bill in the Senate and challenged them to come up with a solution beyond “just build a fence along the border.”

“The voices of negativity now have a responsibility to come up with an answer, ” RNC Chairman and U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez said.

“How will you fix the situation to make peoples’ lives better? How will you continue to grow the economy? How will we bring people out of the shadows for our national security and for the sake of being a country that is just?” he demanded.

Attention, Floridians who want to act by replacing pro-shamnesty politicians with pro-enforcement lawmakers who keep their word: There’s a petition recall Mel Martinez here. The sponsors explain:

The site was launched June 18th 2007 by central Florida IT Tech Mr. Dewey Wallace to protest what he views as a reversal of Senator Martinez’s campaign promises of no Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants. The website has a secure SSL page designed to gather signatures in an attempt to make a legal recall via special election of the Senator.

Even though the stated goal of to gather enough registered Florida voters to recall the Senator, Mr. Wallace readily admits that it is going to be an uphill battle as over 514,000 signatures are required, and no national recall has ever succeeded. However seeing this as an opportunity to set a new legal precedent, Mr. Wallace states is moving forward with an optimistic eye on success.

I urge my Floridian guests to sign the petition to recall this wolf in sheep’s clothing. Between his flip-flop on amnesty and his standing in the way of energy independence, this no-good RINO needs to go.

“Don’t worry, Mel. If anyone knows how to revive a seemingly dead political career, it’s me.”

June 30, 2007 Posted by | illegal immigration, Mel Martinez | 1 Comment