Many of us remember the absurdities of the 2000 election. Yes, the one the Democrats refused to accept. That one with pregnant chads, hanging chads, Seances with Ouija Boards to determine the "intentions" of voters and endless recounts.
At the time, the Broward Co. Supervisor of Elections was a nice old lady, Jane Carroll, who had led the office for 32 years and who, as she resigned as the umpteenth recount was about to begin, became the last Republican to head that office (and the only Republican member of the Canvassing Board). She just could not take it, anymore.
Dust - January - Face - Broward - County
After the dust settled, in January of 2001, a new face became Broward County's Supervisor of Elections. Miriam Oliphant. A lass with no experience, no abilities, and no intelligence, but with good connections in the Broward Co. Democratic Party. Her tenure was not long. After royally screwing the 2002 elections and months of pressure, Gov. Bush suspended and then removed her for "…grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence," not to mention going a cool million over budget and hiring a homeless man she met in a shelter where her sister lived.
I can only imagine Jane Carroll's mirth at seeing how some people were beginning to appreciate her work of three decades. As she stated at the time, though, she did not envy Oliphant. Not one bit.
Florida - Senate - Time - Firing - Margin…33-6
The Florida Senate took its time, and it finally confirmed her firing in 2005, by a narrow margin…33-6. Miriam darling threatened fire and brimstone and Federal lawsuits alleging, you guessed it, racial discrimination but, alas, we are still waiting for her to file the announced lawsuit. Her friends eventually got her a job as a School Guidance Counselor, with a starting salary of $ 75,000 that sent many a teacher's head spinning. No bad for a girl with no...
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