New Governor May Face Culture Shock

By: AP
By: AP


Florida's new governor may be headed for a case of culture shock when he tries to deal with the state's Legislature.

As a corporate chief executive officer, Rick Scott never before
had to worry about sharing power with 160 independent-minded
partners, but that's part of his new job description.

The Legislature is the state's board of directors while the
governor is its CEO, says lobbyist and former state Sen. Ken
Plante. He says that unlike a corporation, though, the governor
doesn't have much influence with the board nor is he a member.

As a Republican, Scott will have the advantage of a
GOP-controlled Legislature, but there remain natural institutional
tensions between governors and lawmakers unfamiliar to a corporate

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  • by Eyes wide open on Nov 10, 2010 at 04:05 AM
    Drunk cow, can I just make this point. Most of us had job a those 16 years. It only under this anti capitalist administatation that, that we don't now.
  • by Eyes wide open on Nov 9, 2010 at 04:20 PM
    Miss Goodfellow(and the drunk cow,) I am not such a close minded “biggot” that I think everybody in the world is for capitalism, just because I am. There are a lot of people who hate it. His preacher /advisor is one of them, I don’t think there is a conspiracy. There is no conspiracy. He has been telling you since day one of his plans for change. It is definitely something he did not hide He has all but been screaming it, you just have not been listening. Because you, not me, are the close minded bigot that thinks everyone is for Capitalism just because you are. You better wake up. Not everybody in the world feels about capitalism the way we do. He grew up in Indonesia Was immersed in that culture, and was educated there...You are the one that doesn't think any of that could possible have influence his beliefs to be something different then one you believe.
  • by Eye wide open. on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:08 AM
    Robin, nobody that bright, with that amount of education truly believes that massive spending is the answer to getting out of a financial crisis. Nobody that self aware and self driven, aligns himself with a man who preaches disdain for Capitalist and who calls out for the destruction of their economy without sharing some of the same sentiments. Now you can keep being Naïve if you want to be. But I am telling you they have no intention of letting Capitalism continue. There is a lot of people in the eastern world that view capitalism as a materialistic, self center driven society and it is not so far fetch to believe there is a possibility they would enlist a candidate to run for office in effort to implement change. It is a lot harder to believe that they would not.
  • by Drinky Crow on Nov 9, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    @Daniel; LMAO!! "KKK Liberals?" Ah, the "L word" rears its head. This, folks, is what passes for logic on Planet Wingnut; if you disagree with the Republican'ts, you are labeled a liberal. First time I've heard the term KKK liberal though. Just to set the record straight, Sparky, I am a Libertarian with a capital L. I haven't voted for a Republican or a Democrat in years as I think that you are all sorry excuses for Americans. The Democrats want to give everything away, and the Republicans are all about keeping power, and to hell with leadership or caring about what is best for all Americans. Rick Scott will be a disaster, and I will be very surprised if he completes his first term without an indictment. BTW, 48% of registered voters bothered to vote, and Scott won with 49% of that. The people spoke? Hardly.
  • by Daniel on Nov 9, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    Woe is the state of Florida. Boo hoo hoo... It looks really bad doesn't it? At least according to the AP and other left-leaning media spittoons. Look, Scott will make an excellent governor, so stop worrying. He knows more about what needs to be done in Florida than practically any preceding governor in Florida's history. He knoows how to keep Florida out of the dreaded RED. I think all these complaining types reporting are just upset that the PEOPLE spoke, and that they feel a black lady should not have been elected Lieutenant Governor of the Great State of Florida. LG Jennifer Carroll has integrity, smarts, and great looks, and will make a great Governor as soon a Scott decides to move on or retire. You KKK liberals like Senator Robert Byrd (DEMOCRAT LEADER IN US SENATE -- FORMER KKK leader) need to get back to your local KKK meetings and get out of Florida's way to excellence!!!
  • by Drinky Crow on Nov 9, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    @ Eyes wide open; You, sir/madam, are a babbling conspiracy theory idiot. I seriously doubt that you even know the meaning of the terms in the Fox News talking points that you spewed forth. Here's a newsflash for those of you who are looking forward to the "change" that Rick Scott will bring to Florida; it is the Republican party that has been in control of the Florida Legislature for the past 16 years, and in the governor's mansion for 12 years. That's longer than the Dems have been in control of Congress, and it's longer than Obama has been POTUS, for those of you who can't add. It's the Republicans that were in charge of Florida as the burst of the housing market bubble started here. It is the Republicans that spent like drunken sailors when Florida had money in the bank. Change? Yeah, good luck with that.
  • by Robin Goodfellow on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:18 AM
    "Eyes wide open" - OPEN? WAY TOOOO long - you've become seriously mentally impaired. Are you really as stupid as the utter garbage you wrote would lead one to believe? BTW, "for Rick Scott" - Bush still gets the blame because his administration was the one that DID cause the current problems. By your logic, we can all stop blaming Bin Laden for implementing 9/11 now because someone is tired of hearing the truth. The pure bigotry the two of you display is appalling ...
  • by Eyes wide open on Nov 8, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    To R. Fibbs, I rather be led by him then a Muslim who is pretending to be a Christian, while he is deliberately bankrupting the society so he can implement a plan to change the society from Capitalism to Marxism, Impose Sharia Law and in slave all those in the society who refuse to denounce Christianity.
  • by R. Fibbs on Nov 8, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    "a proven crook leading a bunch of other crooks"...its the Chicago way.
  • by For Rick Scott on Nov 8, 2010 at 03:34 PM
    What ever his mistakes were in the past, it is very evident he has learned from them and he is not making them anymore. He has grown into a better financial manager because of them. I am all for this guy. I think he story is remarkable. He came made from nothing, was a millionaire by his mid thirty’s, lost it all and came back. He ran the race for governor in his state and won. Even those that didn’t vote for him can’t deny that is a pretty remarkable story. Much more so then the 1st black president being 2 years into his presidency still blaming the former president for all his woes.
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