Gov. Rick Scott shopped, fished and supped on seafood during a two-day Panhandle swing to promote the region on the one-year anniversary of last year’s devastating Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.Scott stopped in C and G Sporting Goods in downtown Panama City to purchase a fishing license, peruse guns and get a hat for his collegial fishing tourney with fellow Cabinet members later in the day.
When told that Smith and Wesson has a new gun out called “The Governor,” Scott, surrounded by reporters and his ear-piece outfitted security detail, grinned.
“I’ve got FDLE,” said Scott, who already owns several guns. “I’ll be fine.”
The panel came to the Panhandle to advertise its beaches, fishing and emerald-green water.
“As everyone knows, we have pristine beaches. They are beautiful. We have great fishing, the best in the world, and it tastes great,” Scott said before climbing aboard a boat with “Bass 2 Billfish” host Peter Miller.
Scott will complete his cheerleading in Pensacola and Destin today.