Five Governors Who Are Worse Than Rick Scott
This month, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a hefty report on the worse governors in America. And yup, no news flash here, Rick Scott made the short list for the barrel's bottom.
CREW picked six governors as the worst of the worst, a distinction Scott shared with others like Georgia's Nathan Deal and Maine's Paul LePage. But as you look it over, you realize Scott's actually done the citizens of Florida a big solid during his first appearance at the plate. CREW dug in on policy decisions and conflicts of interest, but failed to consider name recognition. Nationally speaking, our gov's managed to stay pretty low-key compared to some of the other brand-name idiots out there. Rather than CREW's straight-faced approach, we've complied the real Who's Who.
5. Bobby Jindal -- Louisiana
Otherwise known to your average CNN-viewer as: The Republican's Great Non-White Hype.
There was a brief but high def moment back in 2009 when Jindal was the guy who would haul the GOP into the next century -- a young, capable moderate who didn't fit into the party's standard serving sizes: Southern red meat or tennis club WASP. But all that promised spoiled when Jindal bombed when tapped to deliver the party's response to Obama's first address to a joint session on Congress in 2009. And by bombed, we mean Jindal's chances were flattened like Dresden.