Speaker Sansom Stepping Down

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)

Embattled Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom is stepping down from his post.

Republican Rep. Larry Cretul of Ocala will replace the Destin Republican in the "short term.'' That's according to Republican
Rep. William Snyder of Stuart.

Republican Rep. J.C. Planas of Miami was among those asking
Sansom to leave his job amid an avalanche of controversy over his
dealings with Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

Forty-six-year-old Sansom is facing investigations by a grand
jury and the state ethics commissioner after taking a $110,000-a-year job at the college the same day he became speaker.

Sansom spokeswoman Jill Chamberlin told reporters outside the
speaker's office she expects a statement later Friday.


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  • by 3x3 Location: Tally on Jan 31, 2009 at 06:36 PM
    Bill, U R 100% Right 2 the Tee
  • by GV Location: Ga on Jan 31, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    Bill,you are so right.100%
  • by Bill on Jan 31, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    He should do like so many of O'Bama's picks and say he done nothing wrong. They need to clean house on all sides. I'm so tired of the corruption today. Oh I forgot to pay my taxes for 4 years, Oh I didn't think it was wrong to channel millions and take a job, Oh I didn't really sell that seat in congress. Oh I didn't think New Orleans was going to flood, the government didn't come down here and tell me to evacuate my people that elected me and the Emergency Management guy. Let's all blame Bush and the ones before us. We are only dealing with the aftermath. We have a bunch of idiots running government and it has members from all sides and colors.
  • by 3x3 Location: tally on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM
    Now Everybody talking about the Democates taking money with this Stimulus Plan, NOW WHO'S TAKING THE PEOPLES MONEY????????????
  • by Robert Location: Obrien on Jan 30, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    And many conservative strategists thought this would "just blow over - he had support from the Governor",,, guess you were WRONG! Sanson can not claim he is innocent since the "pressure" was on the side of the truth.
  • by Max on Jan 30, 2009 at 09:58 AM
    when a citizen does it they do prison time. when a political figure does it they move to a new job and typically get promotions.
  • by c Location: ga on Jan 30, 2009 at 09:56 AM
    dang wheres my application!
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