Chock full o’donuts with Scottby Dara Kam | October 29th, 2010
Ever punctual, Rick Scott’s bus tour was running so ahead of schedule after a donut breakfast that his caravan had plenty of time to make two unscheduled visits to two more diners before making a fourth planned stop in Santa Rosa Beach.
Scott met with several hundred supporters at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Panama City and made brief stops at a Waffle House and Mike’s Diner before meeting with the Ft. Walton Chamber of Commerce in Walton County.
The rail-thin Scott, who looks as though he never ate one of the fried pastries in his life, then stopped for lunch at the Donut Hole in Santa Rosa Beach.
There, Scott’s crackerjack advance team met with a situation that put their planning skills to the test.
News of a hostage situation and police shooting in Pensacola, where Scott was heading, caused some quick recalculation. Local officials have shut down I-10 where Scott’s convoy was scheduled to travel. Check back later to see if the detour caused a delay.