Gov. Charlie Crist has officially put the kibosh on the idea of convening a special legislative session next week to debate placing a constitutional amendment banning offshore drilling on Florida ballots this November, but he further signaled his desire to call the session at some point.

In an appearance with the Miami Herald editorial board, he indicated the holdup is in the Florida House, not the Senate. According to The Buzz, Crist said, “[The House] pushed very hard previously to get drilling in the Gulf and maybe time will help bring them around to the view that isn’t such a wonderful idea given what has happened.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

In foreign policy speech, Santorum leans on exceptionalism to ‘reestablish America’s greatness’

Since his announcement of an exploratory committee for a possible 2012 GOP presidential campaign, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has been carving out a campaign platform that simultaneously paints President Barack Obama as a failed leader who has no faith in his nation while portraying himself as the hopeful successor whose belief in American exceptionalism will fix all the nation's economic and national security issues. “America, in a nutshell, is all about you, and you’re free,” Santorum said Thursday.