Craig Fugate: Yet another hurricane season was predicted to roar like a lion, but left quiet as a church mouse. Meanwhile, Fugate, who once managed Florida’s recovery from disastrous ‘canes and now quietly oversees FEMA, got a roaring attaboy Thursday from President Barack Obama. In an MSNBC interview, he cited Fugate as an example of good government that gets overlooked: “We got a guy … who has managed as many natural disasters over the last five years as just about anybody and has done a flawless job.” That excellence is a bright spot amid Washington’s stormy partisanship.
Willie Meggs: After telling reporters that FSU quarterback Jameis Winston won’t be charged with rape for a December 2012 incident, the Leon County state attorney slunk into frat-boy mode. Then the presser turned laugh-fest. Asked if a rape occurred, Meggs quipped, “Well, that’s kinda why we’re here.” Even without charges, respect for the alleged victim shouldn’t be missing. So unseemly was his act that even Luther Campbell of “Me So Horny” fame ripped the jocularity in a tweet: “please be respectful to the young lady.” Of minimizing a serious episode, we find Meggs guilty.