Gov. Crist Welcomes Back FBK
For the first time in 19 years, Gov. Charlie Crist welcomed Florida Blue Key to the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee.
He also declared March 31, 2009 to be Florida Blue Key Day. From 800 miles away, I feel personally insulted.
And what was the point of busing some 60 college students to Tallahassee?
Aron Weingard, president of FBK, said he wanted to show students the rich tradition Blue Key has and show them the importance of the investment in higher education.
That “rich tradition” is a quaint way to describe a good ol’ boy network that apparently remains quite strong – with over 50 legislators holding degrees from the University of Florida (and more than a few of them were Keys or were given honorary taps since their time at UF).
It’s great to see FBK trying to reentrench itself in Florida, by dominating among Republican politicians from UF like they used to among Democrats when the Dems were dominant in the state. But do we really have to have our noses rubbed in it and given these platitudinous excuses for why FBK was up there?