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Rick Scott to Freshmen: Be bold, eat oysters

by John Kennedy | February 23rd, 2011

Less than two months into his term as chief executive, Gov. Rick Scott sought out some fellow freshmen Wednesday — inviting the House’s newbies to the Governor’s Mansion for an evening cocktail party and a pep talk.

“Be bold,” Scott said. “If we do the right thing, we can change the country. Everbody will have to compete with Florida.”

Scott repeated his campaign mantra — “whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, the issue is the same: It’s all about jobs.”

But Scott also said there were signs that the economy was improving.

“I don’t know if you guys are seeing it, but there’s momentum all across the state right now,” said Scott, who freestyled for about 10 minutes to the group of 40 lawmakers. “I was in Apalachicola today eating oysters and stopped at  a restaurant and they can’t get enough employees right now.”

“If you travel around the state, people are getting back to work,” he concluded.

Scott earlier in the day also spoke briefly by phone with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose pension overhaul and bid to end collective bargaining for public employees has spawned days of protests and a walkout by Senate Democrats.

“I talked to him about how he’s doing, I’m sure it’s tough,” said Scott, who plans to leave Thursday this weekend’s Republican Governors Association meeting.

 ”He’s not going to be able to come,” Scott said of his Badger State bro.

8 Responses to “Rick Scott to Freshmen: Be bold, eat oysters”

  1. Educator Says:

    What does that idiot have to do with anyone getting back to work? In less than 2 months he has done nothing but spread his Tea Party Nazi propaganda!

  2. Native Says:

    @ Educator! Go Home! Back to your sec8 housingthat the terrorist Barack Dumb A** ODummy supplies for you!! LIMIE!

  3. Alistair Says:

    Native…you call the President a terrorist? Really? People like you are tearing this country apart. Would you call your president a terrorist to his face? No, you wouldn’t.

  4. mike Says:

    Eat oysters. Give me a break. Scott is deluional and probably on drugs. @Educator- I love your posts, insightful and intereasting. Thanks from a real native.

  5. Ken Albin Says:

    Scott’s having a cocktail party while as a retired teacher I am eating peas and a sandwich for dinner. When I think of Scott I think of Marie Antoinette saying, “Let them eat cake.”(and then I throw up from thinking about him).

  6. Jay Says:

    Governor Scott has now been tied with a national republican agenda to crush the middle class. These republicans are evil, hypocrits, greedy, and liars. The tea party people have been used like a door mat to push their agenda. This folks is about class warfare. The wealthy taking from hard working middle class and poor. Its disgusting.

  7. John Says:

    All you liberals like to do is complain, complain, complain! Quite blaming everyone else for your problems! Scott will do a great job for this state, along with Rubio.

  8. em Says:

    so let them eat cake is now “let them eat oysters.” scott believes a family can subsist on a restaurant workers salary in this state or anywhere in the US. guess he’d forgotten his time in “public housing.”

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