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Scott celebrity star power – his mom

by Dara Kam | October 27th, 2010

Esther Scott with a Rick Scott supporter in Okeechobee

Folks throughout the small towns GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott is visiting on a week-long sweep of the state before election day are lining up to have their picture taken with the celebrity.

Not Scott. His mother, Esther, who’s visage has become familiar to Floridians on a television ad in which she assures voters that her son is a good boy.

Scott’s usual introduction of his mother runs along the lines of what he told a crowd at a pancake breakfast at his first stop this morning in Okeechobee.

“On those commercials she seems really nice,” Scott said. “She wasn’t. There was a reason I joined the military so young.”

“I’m just really glad my mom didn’t get on the ballot. I don’t think I’d win. I think she’d win,” Scott joked with the crowd at his next stop in Lake Placid.

Esther Scott is greeted wherever she goes, including at a pit stop on the turnpike where travelers posed for pictures with the 82-year-old great-grandmother.

Scott’s schedule today includes visits to Lakeland and Daytona Beach, where he’ll be joined by U.S. Sen. John Thune, the Republican who defeated former Sen. Tom Daschle and who’s rumored to be a possible presidential candidate in 2012. Scott will also be fundraising in Miami this evening.

Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Alex Sink will attend early vote rallies in Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Orlando.

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8 Responses to “Scott celebrity star power – his mom”

  1. JKM Says:

    In his commercial she says they lived in public housing. Scott wants mandatory drug testing for folks receiving welfare. How would he have felt if Mama Scott was forced by a gov’t agency to pee in a cup to get a roof over her head?
    Republicans – LESS GOVT! (unless it deals with your pee, uterus, bedroom activity, religion etc. etc. ).

  2. Fred Says:

    I’m sure Momma Scott would have peed in that cup to help feed her family!

  3. A T Says:

    why should my paycheck’s tax dollars pay for a drug addicts groceries? i have kept my job and work drug free. drug testing these users and takers is more than a great idea.

  4. Large Peter Says:

    so the emotionless robot brings his family into the campaign at the last minute to show his “human side”?

    evil Scott only wants to screw the people, like he screwed the country with his Healthcare company.

    this loser must pack his bags and GO!!!

  5. Esther's POV Says:

    I am so proud of my son for Defrauding Florida Taxpayers and Medicare of over 5 billion dollars and getting away with it. Sure a lot of that money could have gone to REAL sick people who could have used it, but he made lots of money and was only fined 1.7 billion dollars. Ricky is so good at getting away with things I could never tell when he was lying when he was growing up. He always seemed to be such a good boy.

  6. Esther's POV Says:

    @AT October 27th, 2010 at 11:33 am
    yeah that wont create a whole bureaucratic nightmare that costs a fortune, way to support small government.

  7. Unreal Says:

    It is amazing how some of you think. Rick Scott may be a lying scumbag, but it doesn’t mean that ideas about reforming ineffective government programs are bad. Drug testing for welfare AND unemployment checks should be mandatory. Unemployment isn’t your money it is a tax like everything else.
    All government agencies need to go to a debit card system of dispersing money to people in need. The card would have restrictions.
    No cash withdrawals. NO Alcohol or Cigarette purchases with the money. They can buy whatever food they need and pay utility bills or other household items, but not luxuries, and certainly regular random drug testing should be mandatory.
    While it may cost money to institute the program, it would cut down on the fraud.
    Stop being so partisan that you can’t see a good idea for government no matter who it comes from.
    FYI i didn’t vote for Scott. I voted for that liar Sink.

  8. LAKERS WIN Says:

    In his commercial she says they lived in public housing. Scott wants mandatory drug testing for folks receiving welfare. How would he have felt if Mama Scott was forced by a gov’t agency to pee in a cup to get a roof over her head?
    Republicans – LESS GOVT! (unless it deals with your pee, uterus, bedroom activity, religion etc. etc. ).

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