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Continuing Charm Offensive, Rick Scott On C-Span for 45 Minutes; Watch Video

| August 11, 2011

He's on.

Gov. Rick Scott pulled twin stunts on two successive days late last week, putting in an abbreviated doughnut-maker’s shift at Nicola’s Donuts and Bakery on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa one day, then dropping in on a television news crew’s morning chat show the next. Both stunts delivered the kind of gauzier camera time he’s been seeking since his poll ratings have been flirting with the gaudier side of the 20s.

Scott, the News Service of Florida points out, “has done either a radio or television interview, done an editorial board interview, or made himself available to some member of the print media nearly every week day for more than two weeks.” It’s part of his plan to seek rehabilitation for his image, prompting the Palm Beach Post to ask: “Is Rick Scott the most hated nice guy in Florida?”

At around 6 p.m. today, Scott tweeted: “I am going to be on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:15 a.m. to discuss Florida’s Balanced Budget. Tune in!” That tweet followed by a few hours his earlier tweet from the keys: “Fishing in Key West is great! Just caught a beautiful grouper.” Scott appears to be vacationing almost as often as Barack Obama.

Here’s the full appearance:

Scott’s approval rating did stitch up slightly in the latest poll, to 35 percent, but his disapproval rating remains high, at 57 percent, and 45 percent of Floridians personally dislike Scott.

Scott's groupies.

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9 Responses for “Continuing Charm Offensive, Rick Scott On C-Span for 45 Minutes; Watch Video”

  1. Pat says:


  2. Jojo says:

    The man bought his election and now wants to buy popularity.

  3. Jojo says:

    This thief is going to rape this State dry and then leave when he’s done pilfering the spoils of recouping his 75 million and more he spent getting elected. On the Ed Show last night, Ed called him the Dandy Man because his Administration pays $30. for the Family Health Plan while teachers and firemen pay anywhere from $400-to-$1,000. per month.

  4. Pat says:

    Rick Scott, what hypocrisy, a critic of the federal health care overhaul, is paying less than $400 a year to provide health insurance for himself and his wife.

    Scott is among nearly 32,000 people in state government who pay low health insurance premiums. Nearly all 160 state legislators are also enrolled in the program that cost just $30 a month for family coverage. What a hypocrite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. mara says:

    I don’t give a damn how many times he “pours on the charm”, Rick Scott is a FELON who bought and cheated his way into office.

    He’s doing the bidding of The Corporate–and he’s a flaming hypocrite, with his Tea Party-based bashing of Big Government while he and his wife take state sponsored insurance to the tune of 400 bucks a year–while other Florida residents go without.

    There’s not enough PR in this world to turn his “image” around. He is unworthy of elected office and I wish he could be recalled. Disgusting, disgusting excuse for a “man”….

  6. Kevin says:

    Mara sounds to me that you have bought into the propaganda by including the Tea party into your bashing of Scott. Actually you fail to provide any credible reasonings to support your impuning them.

  7. Jojo says:

    Kevin, Rick Scott is a good boy – vote for his Mother.

  8. mara says:

    LOL, Kevin! Thanks for your amusing response, but my “bashing” of Scott has nothing to do with propaganda, and everything to do with the knowledge of facts about the man’s past.

    Like these. Here’s some credible for you. The sources? Newsmax by way of the Miami Herald. It’s pretty bad when “both sides” come out against this crook and his slick-talking con-artist ways.

  9. The thing that makes me angriest about people like Gov. Rick Scott is they think the rest of us have memories as short as the news cycle. Well we don’t.

    I wish I could have said what I’d really wanted to say to him. But they’d have to bleep half and cut off the rest.

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