Congratulations to my friend Jamie Beckett for his election to the Winter Haven City Commission. Jamie is an intellectually honest libertarian, and I can’t wait to see how his big picture approach to government meshes with the actual business of running a city. In any event, Jamie won’t be another yes-man or woman to the petty imperialism of Winter Haven City Manager David Greene, the most anti-democratic, untransparent local-level public official I’ve ever seen. He’s the Dick Cheney of small cities. Good for Winter Haven citizens for bringing a skeptic in the fold.