Someone out there thinks this is a lot of fuss over the passing of an old guy who used to write stories about men and women punching each other and shooting rays out of their eyes. Maybe you had to be there.
The repackaged Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, is now pitching himself as an impassioned environmental crusader, a “Teddy Roosevelt conservationist.” It’s hard not to laugh at the Roosevelt line . . .
Like Afrikaners in apartheid South Africa, conservatives seek to enshrine minority rule, to ensure that, even as they decline as a percentage of the population, the forces of white patriarchy maintain their stranglehold on power.
Florida voters might remember how Gov. Scott and the Republican Legislature shrunk the Department of Environmental Regulation, pauperized and politicized the water management districts, and allow Big Sugar police its own polluting practices.