He was the chair for the powerful reapportionment committee. You know, the one responsible for the legendary gerrymandering maps that give an overwhelming GOP edge to a state with more Democrats? (Also where he told black leaders who complained they were drawn unfairly that "Some people would complain if you hung them with a new rope".)
So powerful is he that he actually got donors to give tons of cash to his completely idiot son, soon after he finished college, so his fellow FL teabaggers could elect him to the state House. (Here's the dumb kid's mug shot).
Don Gaetz is what passes for leadership in the GOP.
Power abuses, insentive bigot, and slightly loony.
His top priority as incoming Senate prez seems to be a bill he has been touting, which is finally a
Expect a bill that shelters private property in Florida from takeover by a United Nations-led world government effort, Senate President-designate Don Gaetz said Tuesday.
And expect that bill to receive favorable support.
Appearing on Fort Walton radio station WFTW 1260 AM, Gaetz said he expected Florida lawmakers to introduce and approve a bill similar to Senate Bill 477 that has been approved by the Alabama Legislature.Yes, let's follow Alabama. That's a recipe for success.
Gee, if ONLY our Constiution provided some sort of protection against seizing private property, something like this:
Teabaggers who claim to be experts on the US Constitution must have skipped that over that one.
Private property shall not be taken for a public use, without just compensation.--5th amendment
So your state has birthers? I just wish our legislators where that grounded.