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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:11 AM
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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.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08florida.html?_r=...
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