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Sue Carlton column: Gov. Rick Scott at last passes a hearing test



Times columnist Sue Carlton on the governor's decision last week to scrap a plan to add RV-camping to Honeymoon Island:

For awhile there, it seemed like Gov. Rick Scott's first term in office was going to be like watching him take a hearing test at the doctor's office and fail it repeatedly.

He would be the guy in the headphones waiting to raise his hand when he heard something, and We The People would be on the other side, steadily cranking up the dial.

Would the grousing about his treatment of state employees reach his ears? Would he hear the outrage over turning his nose up at federal money for rail and the jobs that came with it?

Nope, don't hear a thing so far...

Okay, then how about people who protested a blatant move to make it harder for folks to vote?

Still nada.

What about rock-bottom poll numbers making him one of the least popular governors in the land?

Anyone got a magazine? This is getting boring...

So it would go, for four long years, 'til the citizens had the volume about equal to pressing your ear to an amp at a Motley Crue concert, the governor buffing his nails and stifling a yawn.

Until Honeymoon Island. Until people rose up righteous to object to a money-making plan to add campsites and RV spaces, plus all the necessary roads, hook-ups and such, at the lovely, unspoiled state park.

Entire column here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:26pm]


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