Rick Scott's High-Flying Attack

By: Troy Kinsey Email
By: Troy Kinsey Email

Tallahassee, FL - "From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much!"
You might think of Rick Scott as the *atypical* politician. He's never run for office before, and he doesn't much care for the trappings of power.
At least not if you believe his new ad taking aim at his Democratic opponent, Alex Sink.
"She billed the taxpayers for over 400 thousand dollars of private plane use..."
Not just any private plane, but these two aircraft, fully funded by you, the taxpayer. During her first two years as state CFO, Sink was a frequent flier. As recently as a year-and-a-half ago, the state airplane hangar was buzzing with politicians, jetting off to Tampa, Orlando, Miami and beyond.
But now, it's become a virtual ghost town, a symbol of what many argue is government waste, not to mention a hot-button campaign issue.
Scott is now promising to put the state planes on the auction block if he's elected governor.
Scott says, "Are we doing things in state government that we don't need to be doing?"
Still, attacking Sink over the state plane is an easy one Scott because he has access to *his own* private plane. State leaders have to be able to get around quickly, and until now most have come from humble means.
Sink is hoping voters can understand the difference. Sink says, "As they've already been telling me, they have serious questions about Rick Scott, about his honesty, his integrity, where he came from."
But, in the end, many voters may not care... seeing the state planes and the leaders who once used them on the taxpayer's dime.

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  • by Dude Location: Tallahassee on Oct 12, 2010 at 01:45 PM
    Remember that ad when Sink said she was tired of the negative ads? The one with two men portraying AG McCollum and Mr. Scott. Then she attacks Scott and Scott fires back and the childish games are between them...Bud Chiles says he's staying out of this LOL!
  • by Sick of all the lies Location: fla on Oct 12, 2010 at 06:33 AM
  • by Jim Location: North Florida on Oct 10, 2010 at 01:24 PM
    Scott is nothing but a crook who should be locked behind bars with all the crooks that he will let out if he becomes governor. Someone who pleads the 5th 75 times in his own disposition is not honest. You wanna talk someone spending your tax dollars he will not spend it he will just steal them.
  • by ApacheeTomcat Location: perry fl 32347 on Oct 10, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    It is plan to see,scott the crook,has only a few things in mind,if he gets elected,first,clear his name in all the scandlous things he has done,second,look out ,for the rich,& become more famous in the wrong ways.Why would anyone want to be governor who has spent millions and has millions when the governors'jobs pays so little?WHY?
  • by James Location: Tallahassee on Oct 9, 2010 at 11:21 PM
    Sink has cut many jobs while employed in the private sector as has Scott.But if elected Scott plans to make prison employees take a pay cut and release some inmates, I don't feel safe with his future plans do you?
  • by Minnie H Location: Crawfordville, FL on Oct 9, 2010 at 08:01 PM
    I'm going to vote for him. I am kind of excited to see a governor impeached!!!
  • by humantrick Location: North Florida on Oct 9, 2010 at 06:22 PM
    "Tax and spend" beats "Steal and spend" any day!
  • by tax payer Location: leon on Oct 9, 2010 at 03:32 PM
    they all ack like little children. and this is the people that is going to tell the american people what to do.backstabbing is good. that way you can see their true colors. and they are ugly. if scott is elected i say that we hold him to his word about selling the airplane. they are all theivs in one way or the other.
  • by Anon on Oct 9, 2010 at 12:48 PM
    ...at least Scott stands by Arizona's immigration law.
  • by no crooks please Location: tallahassee on Oct 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    eturnage,.....I couldn't have said it any better!
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