The Florida House of Representatives today met for 49 minutes and then adjourned without even considering whether to give voters the chance to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment against oil drilling.
The vote was 44 Democrats in favor of letting voters decide and all 67 Republicans against it.
That's helpful, in a way. Now, it will be easy to tell whom to vote for. If you see a Florida Republican office holder you know he is for oil spills and against democracy. The party-line vote made it simple as that.
Although the state Senate remains in session as this is written, by adjourning House Republicans made sure voters will not have a chance to vote on the issue in November.