Another head-turning quote from Senator Jack Latvala

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In a meeting this afternoon of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, Senator Jack Latvala told Citizens Property Insurance chief Barry Gilway, before voting to approve his confirmation, that “those who work for me in my business know … attitude is about 80% of the game.”

This from the same lawmaker who last month delivered a profanity-laced tirade for filing a public records request he called a “fishing expedition.”

“I don’t like [expletive deleted] requests that waste my [expletive deleted] time,” said Latvala.

In this spirit, please allow me to share what Senator Latvala truly meant to say, “Those who (expletive deleted) work for me in my (bleeping) business know that @#^&! attitude is about 80 (expletive deleted) of the game.

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