At long last and three years overdue, Gov. Charlie Crist replaced his buddy Jim Smith on the Florida State University Board of Trustees. Smith overstayed his four year term -- and sidestepped a 2005 state law prohibiting lobbyists from serving as university trustees -- because Crist didn't bother to name a successor.
But in a press release issued after 6 p.m. Friday, Crist's office made the change, appointing another Crist buddy and FSU classmate Brent W. Sembler, the son of former U.S. Ambassador Mel Sembler.