It's been 17 years since former Mayor Dick Greco named James E. Tokley as Tampa's Poet Laureate. Today, the Hillsborough County Commission approved Tokley as Hillsborough County's Official Poet Laureate.
"Some of the poems that he writes just grab you by the heart and you just can't turn loose when you hear him speak," said commissioner Les Miller.
Tokley told the commissioners of a recent conversation he had with Bay News 9's Dalia Dangerfield, when she asked him what he would say when he was presented with the new title.
It's easy to play armchair quarterback -- or, in the case of politics, armchair legislator.
But as Florida's 2013 lawmaking session gets under way Tuesday, we challenge you to navigate the ethical landmine of local and state politics. When is it okay to accept a campaign check? Is it cool to lobby on behalf of an old high school classmate? And what could go wrong over a harmless cup of coffee?