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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting: Peter’s co-host, a woman every bit as accomplished as he is — his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. But the political talk is just a jumping off point to a wide-range of subject matter, from the latest in pop culture to some very strong opinions on family life and parenting. Listen in to hear how one political couple balances it all.

05/02/2019 | Episode 010 | 2:50:15

He Said, She Said: Dean Cannon & Steve Schale

Final days of Session with Dean Cannon; 'Biden for America' with Steve Schale; Anniversary of Charlie Crist's Independent Run; Disney cruising, Avengers & Game of Thrones

On this episode of He Said, She Said, Peter and Michelle prepare for the last week of session, fresh off of the weekend Disney Cruise. Before delving into the politics of the week, they talk Avengers, Game of Thrones, and Captain Minnie Mouse. Peter gives an update on the status of bills discussed on the podcast. They welcome former House Speaker Dean Cannon to the show to talk the final days of session, budget appropriations and Medicaid reform. Steve Schale, the founder of the Draft Joe Biden campaign talks Biden for America, authenticity and the Busy Bee Caucus. Michelle shares her own experiences with maternal mental health during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Peter blasts Cinco De Mayo.

Key Insights

  • Peter and Michelle talk about their weekend getaway Disney cruise with Ella Joyce. #SpoilerAlert: Peter talks Avengers End Game & Game of Thrones
  • They welcome former Speaker Dean Cannon to talk budget negotiations, security theater, and process.
  • Peter talks major moves in the legislature, what bills are alive and what's dead.
  • Alive & soon to be law: Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, Guardian Program, Preemption and the straw ban ban, Visit Florida. Dead: Bill to allow pharmacists to treat strep and the flu,
  • Cannon talks governing during the Great Recession, reforming Medicaid, and the importance of calling the question on the budget.
  • Cannon says the "forced discipline" of the recession changed the course of Florida and helped Florida recover faster than the rest of the nation.
  • Peter admits he has no idea what Medicaid reform happened during Cannon's tenure, despite nodding along with Cannon for years.
  • "The inefficiency that frustrated me in as a freshman senator, I appreciate as a citizen and the son of a cold war fighter pilot because efficiency in government produces tyranny ... That inefficiency is frustrating but its worth it because it prevents anyone from grabbing all of the power and taking over." - Former House Speaker Dean Cannon
  • Cannon talks House/Senate relations, the roles of each chamber, and admits he could have been nicer during his tenure.
  • Peter and Michelle welcome Steve Schale, the founder of the Draft Joe Biden for President movement.
  • They talk a Joe Biden candidacy, how Trump will react, and authenticity.
  • Busy Bee Caucus: Truck stop in Live Oak, FL. One hour drive from Schale's house to/from Tampa.
  • During 2014 caucus, new truck stop built on one side of the road called the Busy Bee. Schale stopped in when it was first completed, and was told how live changing this truck stop had been for the community.
  • Ever since then, encouraged political folks to go and support the truck stop. It has built its own small cult following.
  • Schale talks his favorite places in Florida, and his favorite destinations in St. Augustine.
  • Michelle on Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week: Check on the mothers in your life. Reach out to them.
  • Peter's hot take: Cinco De Mayo is the worst of cultural appropriation.

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Dean Cannon (left)

Steve Schale

 

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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one of which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting. Peter’s co-host is a woman every bit as accomplished as he is: his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. 


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