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Gov. Rick Scott tells the nation how to govern

Gov. Rick Scott spends a month in elected office and he's already telling President Barack Obama and Congress how to govern. Wow.

We don't know the details of the state budget he will present today in Eustis, but we know one certainty: Rick Scott will love Rick Scott's budget. …

Kudos to GOP chairman Reince Priebus for cleaning house with the Republican National Convention staff and starting over. It's astounding that one of the former staffers planning an event that will largely take place in Tampa thought it wise to rent a 3,200-square-foot home in Treasure Island. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Carpe Chocolatum.

Prediction: the Yacht StarShip's deep-fried gulf shrimp and cheese-stuffed po'boy will be the food buzz of the Florida State Fair this year. …

The new Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Clearwater Beach could have celebrated its one-year anniversary last week with one of those grand parties full of shrimp cocktails and that already-famous crab cake from its Shore Restaurant, but instead it opted to donate $15,000 to the Homeless Emergency Project.

Now that's something really worth celebrating. …

After the insufferable weather all week in Dallas, I wonder how NFL pooh-bahs feel about bypassing Tampa Bay for the 2014 Super Bowl. With Indianapolis and New York among the cities hosting future bowls, our sunny paradise looks even better. …

Friends found me guilty of TUI Friday night. Yes, I texted under the influence. Next time, I won't just arrange for a ride home. I'm getting a designated texter.

That's all I'm saying.

Gov. Rick Scott tells the nation how to govern 02/06/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 6, 2011 5:36pm]
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