Updated: 8:00 AM ET August 27, 2009
Florida's Next Senator
By Roger Stone
Florida Governor Charlie Crist?s short-list for appointment to the US Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez seems to be getting longer not shorter. Crist added old-timers Lou Frey, an Orlando Congressman a hundred years ago and Bill Young the dean of the Florida delegation to Congress to his list this week. Can former Governor Claude Kirk be far behind? Instead of a lobbyist or in the case of George LeMieux, a lobbyist who calls himself a consultant and doesn?t register, why not appoint some one with no clients in Tallahassee. Fort Lauderdale Lawyer Scott Rothstein has a distinguished legal record, has been a key supporter of Governor Crist and John McCain, has un unmatched record of philanthropic activities and would bring an unconventional style of getting things done to Washington. Add Rothstein to the short list.