On the road with Scott: boots, black tie and elephants and a ‘former’ Senate prez?by Dara Kam | October 29th, 2010
Judging from the decorations, President Obama was more of a trick than a treat at the eighth annual “Black Tie and Blue Jeans” barbecue where Rick Scott and his family made their first appearance at the end of a wearying day on the road.
Scott got his hair cut, passed out pizza and posed for tons of pictures before winding down his third full day on a statewide sweep by slipping into a pair of faded jeans and a tuxedo shirt.
Among those in attendance: House Speaker Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater, the North Palm Beach Republican who’s also on the Nov. 2 ballot in his statewide bid for chief financial officer.
Atwater’s successor, Senate President-designate Mike Haridopolos, has apparently been quite effective at taking over the reins of the chamber: Atwater was introduced at the event as the “former Senate president.”
Atwater’s reign doesn’t officially end until after the election next week.