Founding Father John Adams, upon his election as George Washington’s vice president, wrote to a friend, “My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”
He could just as easily have been talking about the job of Florida’s lieutenant governor. The post has been vacant since March 2013, when Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned over a scandal involving her consulting company and a company under investigation for gambling racketeering. On Monday, eight months after the job became open a second would-be appointee declined to take it.
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