The Pollyanna Reports, II

 

Reason # i,517 to like the best Governor in America! Our Governor, Ron DeSantis, clearly in my totally non-objective and absolutely biased opinion, the best Governor, by far, in America, has very publicly fired one of George Soros’ hand-picked DA’s who decided what laws he would and would not enforce. And publicly announcing it the way he did is the best way to start getting all this woke [ ] under some kind of control and we can only hope that some of the other Republican governors will have the backbone DeSantis did in the way he handled this rogue “prosecutor” in Tampa. I started to use another anatomical reference but that would eliminate some other good governors such as the Governor of South Dakota.

Here is part of the Governor’s press release:

TAMPA, Fla.— Today, Governor Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren of the 13th Judicial Circuit due to neglect of duty. The Governor has the authority to suspend a state officer under Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The Governor has appointed Susan Lopez to serve as State Attorney for the period of suspension. She has most recently been serving as a Judge on the Hillsborough County Court. To view the order suspending Andrew Warren and appointing Susan Lopez, click here.

“State Attorneys have a duty to prosecute crimes as defined in Florida law, not to pick and choose which laws to enforce based on his personal agenda,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “It is my duty to hold Florida’s elected officials to the highest standards for the people of Florida. I have the utmost trust that Judge Susan Lopez will lead the office through this transition and faithfully uphold the rule of law.”

More specifics on the hubris displayed by this Soros-created monstrosity of a public official are spelled out in this article from Just the News:

In June of last year, Warren “signed a letter saying that he would not enforce any prohibitions on sex change operations for minors,” DeSantis said during the press conference; elsewhere, Warren also “signed a letter saying he would not enforce ANY laws relating to protecting the right to life in the state of Florida,” the governor added.

As a longtime actual trial lawyer, a phrase used to distinguish what we did from “billboard” and “TV” “lawyers, in a time long, long ago, I am continually astonished that a member of the Bar — ANY member of the Bar — would be arrogant enough to take it upon themselves to decide which laws they simply would not enforce. I knew, and dealt with, some very arrogant lawyers (and, sad to say, Judges), and some of my adversaries almost certainly applied that label to me from time to time. However, acknowledging the effect of the passage of (much) time, I do not recall any of them suggesting we should just ignore a law, any law, at any time. It seems that Mr. Warren, like so many far-leftists, learned nothing from the recall of the Marxist DA in San Francisco and what appears to be the coming recall of the nutcase DA in Los Angeles due to their picking and choosing what laws they would or would not enforce.

We thank our lucky stars every single day that we have a Governor with the strength to do what no other Governor, to my knowledge, has done, and we applaud him for taking this one small step in rescuing the Rule of Law from the woke mob of Social Justice warriors!

Thank you, Governor DeSantis!

And,

God Bless America!

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  1. Columbo Member
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    It’s the Year of the Governor! Flex those muscles Gov’s. It’s your Constitutional authority.

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  2. The Cynthonian Member
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    I read a follow-up story that reported that America’s Best Governor actually sent law enforcement officers to remove Warren from his office, and ensure he didn’t take any files, thumb drives, etc., with him.  That shows he’s serious.  I expect Warren will file a lawsuit and try to get his job back.   I hope he fails.

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  3. Jim George Member
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    The Cynthonian (View Comment):
    I hope he fails.

    He will! Unless, I guess, the case gets assigned to a “woke” Judge, and we all know there are many of those on the loose! Sad, but true. But from what I understand about the legal basis for the Governor’s action, it appears he is on rock-solid grounds. 

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  4. Columbo Member
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    Jim George (View Comment):

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):
    I hope he fails.

    He will! Unless, I guess, the case gets assigned to a “woke” Judge, and we all know there are many of those on the loose! Sad, but true. But from what I understand about the legal basis for the Governor’s action, it appears he is on rock-solid grounds.

    From the public statement by Governor De Santis:

    The Governor has the authority under the Florida Constitution to suspend state officials for reasons of misfeasance, malfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony. The Governor has further authority to fill that office by appointment for the duration of the suspension.

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  5. RyanFalcone Member
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    He’s easily the best Governor. I’m hoping that come November, other standard bearers will rise up and race him to the top of the mountain. We have a good one running here in PA. Exciting times!

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  6. Retail Lawyer Member
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    I think we just got used to this conduct by DAs.  I recall that Kamala refused to seek the death penalty, as a stated policy, while DA of San Francisco.  I don’t recall anybody objecting, except possibly a woman who’s family was killed by an illegal immigrant.  Worked for Kamala.

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