Rick Scott Sure Gets You Riled Up (Misleading Supreme Court Judges Doesn't Hurt)

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It would appear that when a suspected fraudster gets elected governor and then uses questionable methods to achieve goals that he won't explain to anyone -- the man even refuses to use email so we won't know what he's thinking -- the public actually still cares. When Rick Scott does something funky, it seems to touch a nerve.

Perhaps that explains the interest in our post on Sunday about Rick Scott's counsel, Charles Trippe, defending his boss' high-speed rail rejection before the Florida Supreme Court with the help of some heavily fudged numbers.

The post has gotten hundreds of Facebook shares and
22 comments. The comments mostly express a feeling that whatever crookery goes on in Scott's lower ranks (it was his chief counsel who offered the number-fudging mea culpa, remember), it's endemic to what's going on at the top.

One comment was a pitch-perfect parody of a paranoid Tea Party nutjob, but we're hesitant to repost it due to a somewhat tasteless Korean War reference. More indicative of the general response was this comment by Phil Ryan, in response to our question on whether Charles Trippe, the chief counsel, should keep his job:

Of course he deserves to keep his job. When you have rotten fruit at the top, it is only fitting that those below you stink to high heaven as well. Scott bought his way to the governorship and will now spend the next four years trying to enact legislation which will directly pay back the money he spent on getting elected. I've said it before and I'll say it again: A man who takes the Fifth Amendment some 72 times to avoid getting indicted belongs in the big house, not the state house. He is a blight and an embarrassment to this State -- as are the 50 percent of voters in this state who voted for him -- because it is clear they would vote for a potted plant if it had an (R) after it. With apologies to potted plants.

Scott spent $73 million of his own money to win 48.87 percent of the vote in November.


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Donna Bird
Donna Bird

sounds like a regular politician, always a liar. Liar liar your togue is on fire. and this is not the end. more to come as Rick Scott and his staff cant tell the difference what is right and what is wrong. they just know how to lie and how to steal

Bap1346
Bap1346

More Rick Scott bashing. He was smart to turn down that rail money. Even if it everything went well and the federal government did give him the money like they said what would have happened? At best a lot more people would use it and not drive around in their American bought cars. That just means that the demand for gasoline and American cars goes down and that's bad for the American companies that employee a lot of people to build big cars and to drive the oil trucks. Think of how many people would lose their jobs if they built that giant rail system and then had to run it for years. Maybe Rick Scott just wants to protect American interests. Did you think of that? People just like to hate on Rick Scott because he's balding.

Stan
Stan

Baggers are pure filth.

steve
steve

When Governor Scott was CEO of the company that was committing fraud against the government, he either had to know or he didn't. If he knew, it's bad. If he didn't know, and didn't know that a large percent of the companies profits were from fraud, it's worse! Either way, all the millions he was paid from profits via fraud, and every bit of the millions he has made from those fraudulent profits, he should pay back to the taxpayer!

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