Sticky: The Political Lessons of Rick Scott
Thank you, Rick Scott.
I know, I know.
You’re thinking something along the lines of: “WHAAAAT!???!”
But it occured to me, after the latest scandalous stories about Scott and his health care company, Solantic, that Scott is merely the symptom of much deeper problems.
And in that regard, he’s a morality tale in the flesh for Floridians. An educational opportunity for those of us who worry about the future of our state. And after his unrelenting attack on public education, we should try to squeeze something out of him for the sake of education.
Who could’ve known, Before Scott (BS), that in Florida it’s not illegal or unethical for the governor to have a $62 million stake in a company that does sizable business with the state government he oversees?
Who knew that unlike other states and the federal government, all you have to do is simply transfer that stake to your wife? The same wife with whom you share a house (or houses) and bank accounts. And — poof — just like legal magic, it’s as if the $62 million didn’t exist. Except, of course, for that lovely windfall. Is this a great state, or what?
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