“Today is the end of politics as usual in Tallahassee.”
So said Gov.-elect Rick Scott in his victory speech, confirming a severe disconnection from reality.
He won’t change Tallahassee, but Tallahassee will change him.
Nobody who knows Florida believes that last Tuesday’s vote marks the end of politics as usual. It’s just another chapter of politics as always.
The Republicans have controlled the state Senate for 18 years, the state House for 14 years and the governor’s mansion for over a decade. The election changes absolutely nothing.
After his hairbreadth victory, Scott sunnily declared: “Florida is open for business.”
Is he kidding? Florida has always been open for business. Ask any lobbyist.