Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rick Scott is awesome, according to Rick Scott

Shiny-pated confidence man
You just can't make this up.

Rick Scott is the con artist who managed to get himself elected governor of Florida. He is extremely unpopular, mostly because he savagely attacked working families in ways that enrich him and his corporate buddies.

He must have figured that fawning letters to the editors of Florida newspapers would repair some of the damage to his image. As the Huffington Post reports, "Rick Scott Would Like You To Sign A Letter He Wrote About How Awesome Rick Scott Is." Writes HuffPo,
Shiny-pated confidence man (wish we'd thought of that one) Rick Scott hasn't been too successful when it comes to getting Floridians to like him very much, mainly because his constituents have a growing awareness of the fact that he is a shady, itchy-palmed grifter. The May 25th Quinnipiac Poll found his popularity hitting new lows -- a 57% disapproval rating put Scott in the company of what the Miami Herald noted were America's "least-liked governors."
So you can go to Scott's website, sign your name and send a letter about Scott's awesomeness to a bunch of Florida newspapers.

We have a better idea. Send THIS letter to an editor of one of Florida's fine newspapers.
I voted against Rick Scott becuse he was CEO of a company that paid the largest fine in history -- $1.7 billion -- for defrauding Medicare. I was afraid Rick would continue looting the government if he became governor and that he would let his cronies in on the fun. Well, he sure did! Not only that, but he joined his fellow Governors Gone Wild in attacking working families and trying to turn Florida into a sump for the worst polluters, the flagrant monopolists, the most reactionary companies with the worst business practices and the least loyalty to America.

Rick immediately turned down $2.4 billion in federal money for high-speed rail that would have created 27,000 jobs. Then he cut $1.4 billion from public schools, killed the annual distribution of $26 million of food to starving Floridians and eliminated almost 4,500 jobs.

He really showed his true colors when he held a private budget-signing ceremony and ordered publicly funded state troopers to kick Democrats out of the event. He even tried to pass laws to destroy unions, which failed because so many Cuban-Americans remembered Fidel Castro doing the same thing. Rick is the worst thing to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew.
Here are the links to some Florida newspapers so you can just send the letter with a few clicks:
Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/contact-us/
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-letterseditor,0,4294231.customform
Orlando Sentinel: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-letters-to-editor-form,0,2447169.customform
Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/submit_a_letter_to_the_editor
Tampa Tribune: http://www2.tbo.com/forms/submit-letter-editor/

P.S. While searching for the Tampa Tribune's online form we stumbled across this tremendous letter:

Rick Scott's new law requiring public-assistance beneficiaries be drug-tested takes effect in July. I think this is a swell idea, but it must begin at the very top. Our governor receives public assistance, too, when you consider all the perks that come with being governor, so he should be the first tested. Since a hair sample is out for obvious reasons, citizens should demand blood and urine, and maybe a slice of his liver. Only then will Floridians know exactly what this guy is taking.
Danielle Stutts