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Scott won’t attend Rick Perry prayer rally – in person

by Dara Kam | July 30th, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott won’t be in Houston next week for Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s prayer event but Florida’s executive-in-chief will make an appearance – on tape.

Scott told reporters on Saturday that he’ll virtually show up for his top rival Perry, who’s considering a bid for president in an already-crowded GOP field.

“I’m not going. I’m sending a short video, just a two or three minute video,” Scott said, adding that he met with Perry within the past two weeks. “I think he thinks it’s going to be a good event so good for him.”

On Thursday, a federal judge issued a ruling giving Perry the go-ahead to participate in The Response, a day of prayer and fasting at Houston’s Reliant Stadium on Saturday. A group of atheists had sued Perry, arguing that the event violated the separation of church and state, but the judge threw out the case, ruling that the group had no standing.

Perry invited other Republican governors, including Scott, to join him in the prayer day but thus far appears to be going solo.

Scott frequently looks to Lone Star state policies as a guide for what Florida should be doing to limit business regulation and encourage job growth. Recently, Scott put his rival on notice after Chief Executive magazine ranked Texas first and Florida third in the nation for doing business.

Scott stopped short of endorsing Perry for president but elaborated on who he thinks will win not only the GOP primary but the general election. His description outlines a candidate who sounds a lot Florida’s self-proclaimed jobs governor, who campaigned on a pledge of bringing 700,000 jobs to the Sunshine State and whose middle name could be construed “jobs, jobs, jobs.”

The winner “is going to be the person that has the right blueprint for jobs,” Scott said. “I think that’s the biggest issue that we’re dealing with today in our country. So whoever can explain to the American public that they have the right plan for jobs, that’s who’s going to win the race.”

And how should presidential hopefuls go about winning?

“Explain how they’re going to get the country back to work,” he said. “It’s who’s got the right plan for jobs.”

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9 Responses to “Scott won’t attend Rick Perry prayer rally – in person”

  1. Read Says:

    Continuing the YELLOWDOG JOURNALISM of GOV Rick Scott… they are in know way ‘rivals’ of any kind!

    How about ‘kindred sprits’??

    At least to the extent both Republican Governors were elected to keep their Super Majority Republican State GOVT from screwing up …

    … as BARAMA has done the nation with his ‘radical transformation’… ie Generational Poverty NannyState Welfare Income/ Wealth Redistribution!!

    To adapt an old TV comedy skit…

    &&& If it weren’t for YELLOWDOG JOURNALISM the PB ComPost would have no journalism at all…

  2. Read Says:

    GOVT’s only BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS:

    1. FLAT Tax to eliminate IRS, FIT and FICA …

    … so that every citizen in the US shares the burden… as does every other nation on earth currently [can you say VAT]!

    2. Corporate FLAT Tax Rate of NTE 20%…

    … to make the US competitive INternationally with Ireland at 14% rather than only Japan being higher…

    … and to really, really, really, actually, actually, actually eliminate ‘loopholes’…

    … and that 25-30% of business that is now Black Market… evaded ALL tax!

    Simple solution!

    APPLE now has more ‘cash reserves’ than DC??

  3. Tea Lady Says:

    Mr. Scott said: The winner “is going to be the person that has the right blueprint for jobs.”

    Mr. Scott really knows his stuff. It’s about bringing job and therefore prosperity to all Floridians!

    Good thinking, Mr. Scott! That’s why we elected you! =)

  4. TERESA COOK Says:

    I AM LOOKING OVER EVERY DETAIL OF THIS SO CALLED PROPOSAL FOR JOB GROWTH AND CREATION, HOW IN THE H DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS DO GOVE RICK SCOTT THINKS OF CREATING 700,000 JOBS WHEN HE IS CLOSING DOWN PRISONS ACROSS THE STATE. HE DIFFENITELY DONT HAVE THE BLUE PRINT. HIGH SCHOOL BOLONY, I TOOK DEBATE AND PASSED IT WITH FLYING COLORS, SCOTT IS JUST CREATING A HEADACHE AROUND FLA .IRELAND IS CREATING JOBS ,EXPLORING MINERALS IF YOU THINK IM TELLING YOU A FIB ,JUST DO THE RESEARCH, ON RARE EARTH MINERALS AND MINNING.

  5. TERESA COOK Says:

    MAYBE IF HE STARTS PRAYING NOW HE CAN ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS FOR TRESSPASSING AGAINST ALL OF THE THOUSAND PUBLIC SERVANTS THAT HE HAS CROSSED.

  6. Harry Houdini Says:

    Teresa, it would help your cause if you knew how to spell. Just a suggestion. Edit your material before you submit.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    It’s amazing that there are any people who still don’t see how damaging this Scott guy is, but, you were gullible enough to vote for him in the first place so I guess it should be no surprise. He REALLY doesn’t have your best interest at heart. It’s all about the money for him and his cronies.

  8. npgator Says:

    These slanted attacks against the convervatives has become very stale.

  9. Joe Says:

    The Bush tax cuts were extended, where are the jobs???????

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