More on Mel Martinez and Staffers
Via Blogswarm, From the October 3, 2004 Miami Herald (available on Lexis.com). It's not a real conversation, it's an imagined one by a columnist, but it shows Mel Martinez' reputation for blaming staffers for his own deeds. Read it all, it's worth it.
Then there is this editorial that appeared right after Martinez won, showing that his blaming of staff is a running joke in Florida.
"When challenged, Martinez was too eager to assign blame to his staff or to groups he said he couldn't control. As a senator, he will need an office and a staff that speaks with the measured and centrist tone he says will be his own. He can't pretend to be above it all if the people he employs are not."
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