State Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, like his father before him, overcame great obstacles and showed great determination in escaping his mother’s womb. As a well-deserved reward for his self-made business acumen, the federal government will drop $89 million on him and his family.
I know next to nothing about the specifics of this deal. To save useful and important environmental property often requires showering money on the inheritance babies of the men who seized it 100 years ago when the getting was good. This may be a perfectly reasonable arrangement.
But I do find it amusing, as always, that conservatives continue to happily elect a guy who calls himself conservative, but inherited his money, won more of it in a lawsuit against his own family, and continually soaks the government for more while whining about stimulus. But Barack Obama’s a socialist. Anyway, la la la. Black people are racist.
One serious note: I wonder if this is a consolation prize suggesting that J.D. and company have given up the Heartland Parkway. The Blue Head is right smack in the middle of the proposed route.
I haven’t checked on the status of the Polk portion, known as the Central Polk Parkway, in a long time. Maybe Tom Palmer could oblige me and let me know where it stands. Or not.
Also, open question to GrayRobinson. You helped J.D. push for the Heartland Parkway. Did you guys put this deal together? If so, how much did you make off it?