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Miamians are stupid.
But in the audience was Miami Today reporter Scott Blake.
Blake whipped out his notebook and started writing down what Samson told the group.
And then Blake went back to his office and wrote a story.
Reflecting on the controversy surrounding the Miami Marlins' new baseball stadium and parking complex, team President David Samson on Tuesday had some colorful and critical words for elected officials, pundits and even Miamians as a whole.Here are a few more quotes from Samson's speech:
"I don't have to hold back now that the stadium is built — not that I ever have," Mr. Samson said while addressing a group of about 75 people who came to hear him speak at a Beacon Council breakfast meeting.
He called politicians "not the intellectual cream of the crop," adding about the entire population, "We're not the smartest people in Miami. If you're in this room, you're instantly in the top 1%."
On Tallahassee politicians: "I went to Tallahassee. I don't know what they do up there. There are so many special interests. You walk through the building, and they're watching "Family Feud.'"Read the entire Miami Today story by clicking here.
On Marlins stadium opponent Norman Braman: "I don't see Norman Braman trying to fix anything. If he has the time and money, let's see [him] run for public office. He should stop saying how bad it is, and start trying to make a difference."
Samson tells CBS4 his remarks were taken out of context.
H/T Tim Elfrink.