What a difference losing an election makes. Former U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw of Fort Lauderdale -- who lost his seat in the backlash that cost the GOP control of Congress in 2006 -- seems honored to be considered by Gov. Charlie Crist for appointment to the U.S. Senate. He even praises the other people on the shortlist.
In contrast, long-serving U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young of St. Petersburg shows up for his interview with Crist in sneakers and an untucked shirt and tells the governor no thanks in front of a media throng. Couldn't he have saved the governor the trip?