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In pep talks to parties, Weatherford and Thurston prepare for clashes ahead

The Buzz - 11/20/2012
The day before he takes over the reins of the Florida House, incoming Speaker Will Weatherford told fellow Republican colleagues Monday to hold strong to what they believe is true.  "Fear is sometimes masked as partisanship, sometimes it's masked as politics, but political fear, fear of what someone will do if you vote a particular way, what someone will say, what a lobbyist will say, fear is what's broken Washington D.C.," Weatherford told the 76-member Republican caucus, just moments after it unanimously nominated him for the speaker's job. "Fear is what has put America where it is today. We will not lead with fear."

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