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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Goes to Alabama Governor Bob Riley who is calling for a nationwide boycott of Aruba. All because of the disapearance and probable murder of Alabama resident Natalee Holloway.

Other the the Plame/Miller/Libby story, I've felt the coverage of Ms. Holloway to be the most overblown the year. I'm sorry for Beth Holloway-Twitty and can only imagine what she's going through but Gov. Riley's action is obvious pandering. One murder is a tragedy, but how many take place in your state Governor? Has there ever been an unsolved murder case involving a tourist?(Does anyone go to Alabama on vacation?) Will you call for a boycott of Los Angeles if a Alabama resident was killed there while visiting?

Sorry but I think Governor Riley's call for a boycott is overblown. For that Alabama's Governor is today's Knucklehead of the Day.

Open Post- Don Surber and Political Teen

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Gov. Bob Riley called for a nationwide travel boycott of Aruba on Tuesday on behalf of a missing Alabama teenager's family, who accuse the island's government of not fully cooperating with the investigation into her disappearance.

Riley asked his fellow governors to join him in urging the boycott of Aruba, where 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was last seen on May 30.

"There are no other alternatives to get Aruban authorities to take this as seriously as they should," Riley said.

Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway-Twitty, joined Riley at the Alabama Capitol for the boycott announcement. She contends Aruban authorities have failed to adequately investigate the possible murder of her daughter, who was with a Dutch teenager and two Surinamese brothers on the night she disappeared.

The young men were held for a time but have been released.

Aruba Police Chief Gerald Dompig said later Tuesday the investigation into Holloway's disappearance is not complete, and that authorities want to interview other American teenagers who were on the high school graduation trip with Holloway.

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