Rick Scott was distant and detached from Florida government as scandals rocked Tallahassee last week. As Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times wrote yesterday, Tony Bennett’s resignation “is only the latest sign of turmoil in the Scott administration.” As scandal after scandal unfolds in Rick Scott’s administration, the Governor has shown an unwillingness and inability to lead. Small wonder that Floridians fundamentally do not trust this governor. Be sure to watch FDP’s web video about Rick Scott’s summer of scandal.
Winner and Loser of the Week
BY ADAM SMITH
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett’s resignation amid questions about whether he gamed the school grading system in Indiana for a generous donor is only the latest sign of turmoil in the Scott administration. Among the casualties of controversy or scandal over the past 15 months: Chief of Staff Steve MacNamara; Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson; Department of Economic Opportunity director Hunting Deutsch; Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll; Department of Children & Families secretary David Wilkins.
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