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Readers react: Matt Gaetz flirts with the idea of running for agriculture commissioner 

Hours before the presidential inauguration, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz sent social media aflutter by trolling toward the 2022 election cycle. Gaetz tweeted that he has no interest in challenging Sen. Marco Rubio and that the only statewide Florida office he'd consider seeking would be agriculture commissioner.

@Jeff Nolan We can do so much better than this self-serving performance artist.

@Dave Hardison I feel like anyone who is still encouraging violent overthrow of the government should have the decency to resign. He has free speech rights, so he can't be arrested, but at least we should ignore him.

@Jeff Dellinger Matt Gaetz is fucking garbage. He needs to go away. I'll support any opponent of his. A broken toaster. A rabid raccoon. An actual bag of garbage. Any opponent.

Last week we reported that Gov. Ron DeSantis had expressed disappointment that the Georgia elections swung the U.S. Senate to Democratic control. But he acknowledged the change could mean more federal aid for Florida, saying, "If they're going to send me money, we're happy to take it and we'll put it to good use. Probably beef up our budget reserves."

@Cari Wells Beef up budget reserves? It's supposed to be for relief of Floridians!

@Joe Llorens So, apparently there needs to be very clear language as to what that federal aid is to be used for so knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing governors like DeSantis don't just tuck it away. Lovely.

@Cindy Reed He has been holding back all federal funding from us! The unemployment website is still not working — I have 16 weeks of claims on hold while my status is Active/Regular. He is purposely holding funds that belong to unemployed Floridians!

@Stephanie Stevie Morgan You're gone soon too, Ronnie. You have zero credibility and now that your BFF has left the WH you'll need to actually pull your own weight.

On Jan. 21, we wrote about the end of an interactive era ("Disney pulled the plug on Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and nobody seemed to notice").

@Bobbi Bell Oh, we noticed! We're sad and angry at losing an activity that created a beautiful community of people that loved Disney and didn't need to detach retinas or lose lunch to have fun in the parks! ... We are disappointed that Disney removed a physically distanced, positive activity that engaged a unique and numerous demographic! Bad move.

@Eddie Jones More like who cares. Central Florida seems to be moving forward without Disney being fully open, which is great news. Perhaps local politicians will take notice and cease to bow down to them.



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