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John Romano column: What Rick Scott really said in that letter to Barack Obama



Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano imagines what Gov. Rick Scott was really thinking when we wrote to President Barack Obama this week. An excerpt of his column:

In my imagination, Scott sneaks in the kind of personal notations two colleagues might share.

Dear Mr. President:

On your March 29th visit to Miami, you highlighted the importance of transportation services to jobs and our nation's economy; yet, today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin to furlough 10 percent of the nation's air controllers because of sequestration …

(All right, don't get your shorts in a bunch. I am fully aware of the irony here, Mr. President. Two years ago, I killed a high speed rail plan between Tampa and Orlando that would have meant jobs, $2 billion in federal funds and increased transportation services across the state. Hey, we all have our bad days.)

These furloughs will have a devastating impact on Florida families by creating unnecessary delays that will impact Florida airports …

(As opposed to the totally necessary traffic delays on I-4. See? I beat you to the punch.)

[Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 7:27pm]


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