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Cretul honored in House ceremony

The “accidental” (or providential, according to Adam Hasner) speaker was honored in the House today. Larry Cretul, of Ocala, took over just before session last year ex-Speaker Ray Sansom stepped down.

“Your leadership last session literally kept the wheels from coming off the bus,” said Rep. Dean Cannon, who is in line to be speaker next year.

(Sansom seems to have been air-brushed out of the House; the line of portraits above the floor skips directly from Marco Rubio to Cretul.)

In a 10-minute speech that focused mainly on thanking family, staffers and fellow legislators, Cretul said, “We Have done the best we could to restore public trust and the faith of the Florida House.” He also implored members to change the culture where “integrity, character and principles have become less important than bringing home the bacon.”

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