Rick Scott's Inauguration Festivities Begin

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Two days of events celebrating the inauguration of Republican Rick Scott as Florida's 45th governor began with a breakfast honoring two women who will also take office Tuesday.

Scott praised Jennifer Carroll, who will become Florida's first
black lieutenant governor and the first woman elected to the
position, and Republican Pam Bondi, who will become the first woman to serve as Florida's attorney general.

During Monday's breakfast, Scott said he wants Florida to be a
place where everyone can succeed regardless of race or gender.

Other events scheduled Monday will honor Scott's wife, Ann, and
members of the military.

Scott, the 58-year-old Naples businessman, spent tens of
millions of dollars of his own money to win November's election.


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  • by To Silver on Jan 4, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    Let them live in tents to they can add to the burden on government (welfare, food stamps, unemployment and others)? Real smart. It is in style to be anti-government but these people do not realize how much we depend on services provided by the government and I do not mean welfare and the like.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    Silver, Not even our unemployed live in tents. Why do you seem to hate State Workers (including the Governor).
  • by Silver Location: Seattle on Jan 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM
    The Tea Party is in charge all of the fraud and corruption will end now. No more unions only minimum wages for all government employees. Take their pensions and let them live in tents.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    worried in tallahassee, These parties are not paid for with taxpayer money. The schools problem is not all money.
  • by Tlh on Jan 3, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    Was Toni Jennings time in office not counted as a woman as the LG? I cannot remember her tenure or how she started- did she come in when Brogan left? Was that Jeb's 1st term or 2nd?
  • by worried in tallahassee Location: tallahassee on Jan 3, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    I hope Mr. Scott can do the job. What I want to know who is paying for all this parting because our schools need this money a lot more.
  • by Where is Harry? on Jan 3, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    Where is Harry Potter when you need him? Seems Voldemort has taken over and there is no stopping him.
  • by Rich Location: Branford, Fl. on Jan 3, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    A dishonest business man who garnered less than 50% of the vote. Who spent 50 million of his own money to run for Governor and hasn't even lived here ten years. One look at his backers tells the whole story. this guy ran as an outsider and brings nothing but retreads to head up his office. Florida like the rest of the country placed in office anyone but a Democrat. We will pay a steep price for this hatred.
  • by maria Location: fl on Jan 3, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    I'm hoping and Praying the Rick will be an effective governor and do good for Fl
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