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Troxler: The boos for Gov. Rick Scott are loud, but hardly unanimous



Howard Troxler: To recap the criticism of recent days: Our new governor is, let's see, an idiot, an ideologue, a reactionary, a Luddite, a fool and a raving lunatic.

All of this because Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in "free" and "federal" money to build high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando. Apparently this is just not done. Democrats and some Republicans among Florida's elected class immediately set out to do an end run around Scott to get the dough anyway.

Now look, I am as much a train-lovin', money-blowin' guy as anybody.

But the boo-bird chorus was way over the top, and there are plenty of Floridians who didn't get quoted last week who are content with Scott's decision. Neither are they all idiots, ideologues, reactionaries, Luddites, fools and raving lunatics. (rest of column here)

[Last modified: Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:11pm]


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