The Spring Breakers are gone, as are most Winter vacationers. The Snow Birds are heading north. As beach volunteers, my wife and I were routinely asked about the dirty water on Ft. Myers Beach by visitors. While the questions have diminished, the problem has not. It is only out of the spotlight, until the next major release of Lake “O” water. Our Florida State, Federal and – sadly, at least one local Lee County Commissioner have effectively dodged the bullet one more year by doing nothing substantive. As I read the pathetic full-page ads in the paper from the sugar growers I realize who controls our politicians; and, I am reminded of the comment made many years ago by Will Rogers: “Americans have the best politicians money can buy”.