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Dan Gelber pines for Jeb Bush

Dan Gelber blogs mean stuff about Rick Scott:

Four words I never expected to say: I miss Jeb Bush.
Don’t misunderstand, I fought Jeb (and, I suspect, will again). But no matter how much I opposed his policies, I always believed Jeb possessed the requisite respect for our state and its people.
Sadly, I can’t say that about Rick Scott.
I have watched him carefully his first 6 months in office. At first I thought Governor Scott’s reptilian detachment from Florida was simply the product of being unaccustomed to the harsh glare of public life. But it became quickly apparent that it comes from something far more unsettling.
Rick Scott doesn’t seem to care about Florida.
His only interest seems to be pandering to a narrow swath of tea party supporters by nationalizing Florida politics. But Florida has unique challenges, and in the process of proving his tea party credentials, Governor Scott is ruining our state. Floridians barely elected him not because of who he was, but what he wasn’t (a Democrat). Now, like a bad sequel to the movie The Hangover, Floridians are retracing their steps to figure out how they woke up with a tiger in their bathroom and Lex Luther as governor. His approval rating is 29% and frankly that’s too generous....

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:42am]


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