This week has been PR gold for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and it’s only Wednesday.
The beginning of the week had the rumored Gubernatorial candidate coming to terms on renovations for the Citrus Bowl renovations with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs; A move that will keep the venue competitive for national events and temporarily halt questions over his ability to work with Jacobs and on Tuesday he showed his kinder and gentler side releasing two black swans into Lake Eola. A photo opportunity most politicians would shout for.
Two days, two wins.
The real credit goes to Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan who purchased the swans and has also sponsored the city’s growing Urban Chicken program that allows city residents the chance to house two “fowl” creatures (see what I did there?).
Perhaps Dyer could advise the Department of Veterans affairs and the contractors behind the delays of the Orlando VA Hospital. Today we’ve got more bad news over the finger pointing that has delayed the badly needed facility that has thousands of Veterans waiting.
In other more serious political news, we’ve got video content on poll closings in Osceola County, and poll numbers that have President Obama ahead in Florida over Mitt Romney on the eve of the controversial health care ruling.
These stories lead your Wednesday morning political headlines.
WESH 2: (VIDEO) Black swans released in Lake Eola
Orlando Sentinel: VA, contractor try to sort out Orlando hospital delay
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) Some question closing of polling places in Osceola County
CF News 13: Swing state poll shows support for Obama
WKMG Local 6: Seminole County to vote on property tax increase
WOFL Fox 35: (AP) Obama to host White House picnic for lawmakers
The two swans released on Tuesday should have more freedom than this one photographed last year.