When Bill McCollum opted to seek re-election for Florida Attorney General over throwing his hat in the ring for Senate, happiness pulsated with every beat of my heart.
"Our team has made great strides combating internet child predators, gangs and mortgage and Medicaid fraud, and in providing consumer protection. But there is more to do," he said. "Unless circumstances change it is my intention, at the appropriate time, to announce that I will be seeking re-election as Florida’s Attorney General.”
Certainly sounds like he'll run on his record.
Because I'll be right here waving the most current research that took a bite out of Bill McCollum's cyber politics.
Old Bill signed on as member of "a task force created by 49 state attorneys general to look into the problem of sexual solicitation of children online has concluded that there really is not a significant problem."
Turns out "Academics have identified a phenomenon that they call a “moral panic,” referring to situations in which the media and policymakers overreact to a perceive risk or threat that in fact is not as great it is popularly portrayed."
Policymakers like Bill.
Cyberbullying has been identified as a far more prevelant threat to minors.
Will Bill McCollum try to downplay his part in the creation of moral panic among Florida's parents? Most likely through the implementation of cyberbullying laws that I expect to sweep through the state legislature once they dig Florida out of the financial crater they've buried us all in.
And you know I'll be watching.
Read the research here.