Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has been named “Loser of the Year” by the Tampa Bay Times. Calling her a modern day Anita Bryant, The Times summed up Bondi’s year like this:
“It’s hard to imagine how someone who won re-election so handily (rival George Sheldon could not afford a single TV ad) could emerge from 2014 more wounded and diminished as our Republican attorney general. Put aside the unseemly junkets funded by groups seeking to influence her. Bondi’s clumsy communication skills and relentless defense of Florida’s gay marriage ban have made her a modern-day Anita Bryant. Antagonizing Florida’s gay voters over same-sex marriage and Hispanic voters over immigration reform ensures Bondi has a bright political future ahead of her — if she moves to Mississippi.”
It is unclear if Bondi intends to move to Mississippi, however, same-sex marriage will be recognized in Florida Jan. 6 in at least one county (Washington), officially, although legal experts continue to debate Tallahassee Judge Robert L. Hinkle’s decision to throw out Florida’s Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.