Monday, November 19, 2018

Quick Hits: Volume CLXXV

- This had to happen.

Florida's most embattled election official is resigning, effective January.

After drawing more criticism than anyone in the state during the -- at times -- messy recount that unfolded in Florida following Election Day, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Rick Scott.

"Although I have enjoyed this work tremendously over these many election cycles, both large and small, I am ready to pass the torch," Snipes wrote to Scott. She asked for her resignation to be effective Jan. 4, 2019.

Upon witnessing the stunning incompetence unfold in real time just days after Election Day, even the left-of-center editorial board at the Sun Sentinel conceded that Ms. Snipes had long overstayed her welcome.

Now that the outcomes are settled, Florida looks incredibly desirable for more than just retirees. I tell ya, if I wasn't so damn averse to insufferable humidity......

- It's been announced that the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, which occurs every April, will not be having a comedian perform at the 2019 gala.

Many would argue that there wasn't a comedian present at the 2018 affair either.

- Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas): The hero America needs but probably doesn't deserve.

Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.), one of three Democrats facing off with Crenshaw, argued on "Face the Nation" that Trump is "literally" attacking the press with his inflammatory rhetoric.

“I would argue that our president is consistently disruptive…and I would argue that he treats [the press] with disrespect,” she said.

Crenshaw (R-Texas), a former Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in a 2012 IED attack, quickly refuted Houlahan's remark.

"I've literally been attacked. Let's chose our words carefully," Crenshaw replied.

This appearance comes a week after he showed a tremendous amount of grace and dignity when accepting the apology of Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, who mocked Crenshaw's physical deformity a week prior.


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