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Florida Republicans at Odds With Their Leader
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Source: NY Times

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Rick Scott, the conservative Republican billionaire who plucked the governors job from the party establishment in November with $73 million of his own money and the backing of the Tea Party, vowed during his campaign to run the troubled state like a corporate chief executive (which he was) and not a politician (which he proudly says he is not).

And now it has become a problem, some of his fellow Republicans say.

The governor doesnt understand there is a State Constitution and that we have three branches of government, said State Senator Mike Fasano, a Republican from New Port Richey who upset Mr. Scott with rough handling of his staff during a testy committee hearing. They are talking about the attitude that he is still the C.E.O. of his former health care corporation, and that is not going to work in this state, in Tallahassee, in my district. The people believe in three branches of government.

Republican lawmakers in Florida were hoping for a smoother transition. Instead, they say, they got top-down management from a political novice.

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  -Florida Republicans at Odds With Their Leader RamboLiberal  Mar-08-11 12:11 AM   #0 
  - a Republican governing as an autocrat?  DBoon   Mar-08-11 12:13 AM   #1 
  - Quelle surprise!  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-08-11 12:17 AM   #2 
  - You DO have education in California, CalPeg!  elleng   Mar-08-11 12:34 AM   #3 
  - If I may edit a bit  jonthebru   Mar-08-11 01:11 AM   #4 
  - I think if Bill Nelson would run for Governor, there could be widespread support for a recall  OmahaBlueDog   Mar-08-11 01:13 AM   #5 
  - That's what we said about W.  aquart   Mar-08-11 01:19 AM   #6 
  - We can't recall the Gov in FL.  Lochloosa   Mar-08-11 04:55 AM   #10 
     - Odd - I lived there a long time and never knew that  OmahaBlueDog   Mar-08-11 07:17 AM   #11 
        - There is a movement to change that  Hugabear   Mar-08-11 10:27 AM   #14 
        - I think it would have a good chance of passing if it were on the ballot in '12.  Lochloosa   Mar-08-11 01:50 PM   #16 
        - It's in the Constitution.  Lochloosa   Mar-08-11 01:49 PM   #15 
  - Like WI, OH, & the Rest of the GOP led States welcome to your realiTy - with a capitol T!  1776Forever   Mar-08-11 01:37 AM   #7 
  - Another rich Republicans who bought the office so he could lower his own taxes.  Democat   Mar-08-11 02:15 AM   #8 
  - He's got to conjure up a lot of jobs  ngant17   Mar-08-11 04:52 AM   #9 
  - Suck it up, y'all - I'm SURE every last one of you voted for him  hatrack   Mar-08-11 08:31 AM   #12 
  - Oh, the Republicans discovered the checks and balances?  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-08-11 09:34 AM   #13 
  - People who think governments should be run like corporations  LisaM   Mar-08-11 02:08 PM   #17 
  - ... but... but... but... we WANT our government run by a bunch of newbie know-nothings!  calimary   Mar-09-11 02:48 PM   #18 
  - K and R  Kingofalldems   Mar-09-11 05:19 PM   #19 

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