``It appears that Smith did a vetting of Lisa Epstein that was about as half-ass as the one John McCain's people did when he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.  I can understand that Smith may have some type of personal relationship Epstein but it's unprofessional to cross that line when you're in the public eye.  I know because I have friends in politics and I juggle with that decision every election cycle.   At the end of the day, I have to think about who I endorse very carefully. I have friends I will not endorse because I don't feel they understand mortgage lending or because I know an endorsement may hurt my business or industry. The simple fact is Lisa Epstein has no business running for Palm Beach County Clerk because she is not qualified.  She is an unemployed oncology nurse with no background in the law, mortgage finance or even public administration.''

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