Horror Novelist Stephen King Bashes Florida Governor Rick Scott

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sarasota, FL (AP) - Horror novel writer Stephen King is no fan of Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Speaking at a rally Tuesday in Sarasota against state budget cuts, King bashed Scott's leadership. King criticized Scott's rejection of federal dollars for a high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando.

"Maybe my next horror novel will star Rick Scott," King told the 200 people at the rally.

King also said that while he is wealthy and paying 28 percent tax, he said that someone in his tax bracket should be paying 50 percent.

King is a part-time resident of Casey Key, which is in Sarasota County.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    Boycotting the parade sounds good but remember he is a state official and the money made at the parade is local. I guess the confusion of boycott is do we want to allow are local economy to suffer. Why not go to the parade with your signs and open discontent for his ignorance. Boycott is okay if it affects the person that it is meant to, this will effect Tallahassee economy not Rick Scott. Make T-shirts, carry signs have speakers or if he does hand shakes just shake his and express your disgust to him. He is already bringing enough grief to Tallahassee (They have the most state workers that are most effected by his cuts)why stay away from a Tallahassee tradition. Rick Scott is a man that has nothing to loose don't let Tallahassee loose the revenue generated by the togetherness or our community Rick Scott just happens to be visiting HOPEFULLY for just 4 yrs.
  • by jm on Mar 12, 2011 at 05:36 PM
    RE: Allison Grand marshall - The dully elected Governor is always a great choice. Unlike this leftist city and county, the people of Florida voted for and approve of our Governor. I remember several years ago when the honored member of Springtime Tallahassee was the person elected to be Andrew Jackson (former General, territorial Governor, and President). I wonder if those protesters would have refused a $20 bill. Stephen King will never rival the real master of the horror story (long before modern word processing computers) Edgar Allen Poe.
  • by Deanne on Mar 12, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    Anyone that believes Scott isn't going to come out ahead personally by cutting "government," hasn't taken good look at what is going on. The work performed by State employees is done at a lower rate than it could be performed by the private sector. The problem with the pension isn't State employees. It's lumping the teachers, etc. in the plan. If the work is outsourced, you can bet your bottom dollar you're going to be paying more...MUCH more!
  • by RetiredMarine Location: Tallahassee on Mar 12, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    Jerry, hard to believe your a veteran. After watching the PBA try to strongarm voters to vote for Alex Sink I do believe your a Cop. And a whiney one at that. Time to trim the fat big guy. If your like most badge thumpers you could cut more than a few donuts off your diet and benefit from it...Keep cutting Governor until we aren't in the red....
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Mar 12, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    Another Hollywood type. Does well. Accumilates wealth. All of a sudden they develope an inordinate amount of wisdom. Wealth used as a soapbox. He is nothing more than you or I. Another citizen with an opinion. Without his wealth he would not be heard. Just like you or I.
  • by Allison on Mar 12, 2011 at 05:24 AM
    My question is WHY did the officials over Springtime Tallahassee choose Scott to be Grand Marshall KNOWING he is showing total disdain for Tallahassee, our workers, and our culture? Staying home? You betcha!!!
  • by Ben on Mar 11, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    Our grandchildren won't have to worry about living in debt in Florida ... There won't be a Florida when Scott's finished. These four years can't go by fast enough!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    Shaella, I would be overjoyed to only pay 5% of my income in tax, and I live paycheck to paycheck.
  • by Simple Man Location: Wakulla on Mar 11, 2011 at 03:39 PM
    Punish the rich. Reward the lazy. Punish the rich. Reward the lazy. ACORN won the White House. Not Florida. Scott is only cleaning up the damage of the last 5 gutless Governors.... We love you Gov. Scott. Thank you for not leaving our unborn grandchildren in debt.
  • by Shaella on Mar 11, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    Stephen King is absolutely right.Those with higher incomes SHOULD be paying higher taxes. In fact, every citizen should have to pay 5% based on their income. Way to man up, Mr.King!
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