Monday, June 05, 2006

Hiaasen's Florida

Just caught the rerun of Steve Kroft's 60 Minutes interview with Carl Hiaasen last evening. It's interesting that links to the transcript are turning up on several blogs today, as if it had been on for the first time. The interview was actually broadcast last year, a few months after the publication of Hiaasen's last novel, Skinny Dip. He's written a new one which will be out in the fall.

Transcript: Florida: A Paradise of Scandals.

Some reactions: Crooks and Liars (with lots in the comments); Political Animal (lots of comments here too.) More on Memeorandum.

From Political Animal:
I have this theory that almost all the bad things that happen in this country have an almost direct connection to Florida. The Elian Gonzalez controversy, the 2000 election debacle, the original anthrax letters, the flying lessons for the 9/11 terrorists, the Terri Schiavo matter, the Abramoff deals, the worst drivers in the country ... what else am I supposed to think?

Um...I think everyone in Florida has that theory (see comments, e.g.).


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