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Scott's agenda: swing to right



Rick Scott's improbable journey from political unknown to Florida governor took just seven months. Keeping his many promises will take much longer.

"I think what people expect is, they expect me to do what I said," Scott says. "I'm willing to upset the applecart and say we've got to do business differently here now, and I think that's not the easiest thing to do."

By labeling himself "the jobs governor," Scott carries the burden of reviving Florida's economy. He wants to be held accountable and he senses political traps ahead. After all, he has lived in the private sector, is unfamiliar with how the state Capitol works and has no experience at political leadership.

How effectively he uses the bully pulpit of governor will shape his success. (story here)

[Last modified: Sunday, November 7, 2010 2:54pm]


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