Irresponsible Behavior (and Omission)

Sunday, August 1, 2010
Yesterday, The St. Petersburg Times ran a profile piece on Jeff Greene, the billionaire real estate investor running against U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate seat in Florida.

In a section that focuses on the adventures on-board his yacht, Summerwind, the following statement jumps out from one of the former deckhands:

"Mr. Greene's yacht is known to be a party yacht. When it went to Cuba, everybody talked about the vomit caked all over the sides from all the partying going on."

Naturally, this raises questions about whether those traveling on the yacht had proper licenses from the Treasury Department, and whether the yacht itself had permission from the U.S. Coast Guard, for travel to Cuba.

Travel to Cuba is legal for a host of humanitarian reasons, but drunken party-runs is certainly not one of them.

Today, The Miami Herald reproduced the St. Petersburg Times' profile piece on Jeff Greene, yet omitted the paragraph on the trip to Cuba.

Why? Not sure, but it seems irresponsible as well.