Move over Senator Marco Rubio!
Step aside Congressman Allen West!
Make room for another shining Republican star on the ascent in the Florida sky, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
While it was Congressman Allen West who ended up making national headlines with his brief remarks this past Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale at the Broward County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner — with a message that, while fighting on the “ideological battlefield” for control of the nation’s political landscape conservatives “must be like sharks that smell blood in the water, you must attack,” — it was Attorney General Bondi’s speech that kept the packed ballroom audience spellbound.
Ms. Bondi was the opening speaker and for at least 30 minutes spoke with passion and eloquence about the many difficult battles confronting her office in a state as complex and crime-ridden as Florida.
Bondi regaled the audience with exciting tales of hunting down and closing illegal pill-mills and wrestling with the big bad EPA. She also railed against President Obama and his Justice Department, and then captured everyone’s attention with her eyewitness account from the front row of the mother of all Supreme Court battles, Obama Care, in which she is the lead attorney general.
This is a gift Bondi inherited from the previous Florida attorney general, Bill McCollum, when she won the office in November 2010 (her first elected post) and continued Florida’s fight against Obama Care that could end up paying her huge national political dividends.