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Scott gets evening speaking slot at convention

by John Kennedy | August 20th, 2012

Gov. Rick Scott is slated to be among the first speakers on the opening night of next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, the party announced Monday.

The convention schedule remains mostly a secret. But GOP Chairman Reince Priebus did unveil the lineup for next Monday’s kickoff, built around the theme “we can do better” and a focus on job creation.

Scott, the self-styled ‘get-to-work’ governor, is penciled-in to speak shortly after 7:45 p.m., coming on after House Speaker John Boehner. The early evening speakers include tea party favorites, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Senate contender Ted Cruz, leading up to Ann Romney, wife of soon-to-be nominee Mitt Romney.

“Americans know we can do better than joblessness, poverty and debt,” Priebus said. “This convention will present our vision for a brighter, better future and it will lay out an optimistic, achievable plan to make it happen.”

Scott should be ready for his almost prime time moment. He told reporters earlier this month he planned to stick to his political playbook.

“What I’m going to talk about is pretty much what I do every day and what I ran on,” Scott said after a Cabinet meeting. “It’s how do we get our state back to work.”

 

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13 Responses to “Scott gets evening speaking slot at convention”

  1. howie Says:

    “self styled’??? …by that you mean he isn’t a liberal sheepie..

  2. Dee Says:

    Come on Republican’s unleash all of your crazies this year. Don’t forget Todd Akin. He stands up well with all the right wing nuts. He has the same agenda as Paul Ryan. Bring it on, You bettcha!

  3. Dee Says:

    Except Rich Scott you haven’t gotten the state back to work. Where are those 700,000 jobs you promised?????

  4. howie Says:

    Todd Akin is a jerk but Bill Maher and Al Sharpton are bigger jerks.

  5. Repubtallygirl Says:

    @Dee So by your logic, equating a whole party and/or person by the misdeeds of one individual, Barak Obama believes it is OK for a Democratic Congressman to have oral sex with a 17 yr old boy at a rest stop??

    A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid.

    Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn’t been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn’t be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker’s Craigslist ad for “no strings attached” sex.

    Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the two had oral sex, according to the reports.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/21/minnesota-lawmaker-urged-to-step-aside-after-rest-stop-liaison-with-17-year-old/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz24BL3tvuq

  6. Repubtallygirl Says:

    Dee Says: August 21st, 2012 at 5:59 am
    Except Rich Scott you haven’t gotten the state back to work. Where are those 700,000 jobs you promised?????

    Governor Scott campaigned on 700,000 jobs in seven years. Do you need a refresher course in math? You must be a public employee.

  7. Dee Says:

    Repubtallygirl. So far there haven’t been any. He fires then re-hires the same people back to look like he has actually done something. I call it creative math something he picked up from the Bush brothers. What is Scott waiting for year 7!

  8. Dee Says:

    Also Repugtallygirl The majority of Repugs believe what Atkin has said incuding Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan just stated in a different way. Why do you want Democrats to stay out of your business (having guns so you all can stand your ground and kill people) But for a woman who has the right to choose for herself what she wants to do with her body that is wrong. Why is that white bread men’s business or yours?

  9. Dee Says:

    And Repugtallygirl. Akin is just stating the Republican agenda which will be so noted at the “convention” of Rethugs. If, in fact, your above statement is true he should be removed from office. It isn’t a policy of either party to support any sexual acts like that. SO SHAME ON YOU! So typical of your ilk to compare something that has nothing to do with the other.

  10. Herman Says:

    hyt Dee..but you support mass murdering abortionists killing women before they are even born since Planned Parenthood allows gender based abortion. Don’t want a girl…kill her.

  11. Repubtallygirl Says:

    @dee – Where is your proof that Gov.Scott fires people and then ‘rehires’ them?
    From Aug 17:

    TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott was in Tampa on Friday morning, trumpeting the opening of a new facility for a business that aims to add 300 jobs in Florida over the next three years.

    He stood alongside Steve Haslam, CEO of StreetLinks Lender Solutions, an Indiana-based appraisal-management company, and discussed why businesses such as StreetLinks were flocking to Florida.
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/workinglife/gov-rick-scott-lauds-opening-of-tampa-business-creation-of-300-jobs-as/1246345

    So, he fired them before hiring them??

  12. Repubtallygirl Says:

    @Dee – don’t know what “Republicans” are liking Paul Ryan to Akin. Congressman Ryan has called for him to step down.

    Where is the outrage over the Democrat Congressman having sex with a 17 yr old boy in a rest stop?? Or is that OK with you?

  13. Repubtallygirl Says:

    Dee Says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 5:42 am
    Also Repugtallygirl
    Why do you want Democrats to stay out of your business (having guns so you all can stand your ground and kill people) But for a woman who has the right to choose for herself what she wants to do with her body that is wrong. Why is that white bread men’s business or yours?

    I really don’t understand this babble. You must have been educated in the public school system.

    Guns? Its called the 2nd Amd and yes, I always carry. Why? Because of the New Black Panther Party publicly calling for the killing of white people and bombing of nurseries where they what to ‘kill all the white babies’.

    And as far as your ‘white man’ comment, I am considered a minority and do not understand your racism.

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