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FL-Gov. Rick Scott Blasted In Book By Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll

FL-Gov. Rick Scott Blasted In Book By Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll

| On 29, Aug 2014

Jennifer Carroll Rick Scott Florida Lieutenant Governor

A Republican House deeply divided. (AP Photo)

Welcome to the battle of the Florida politicos!

Former Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to her former boss Gov. Rick Scott. Carroll will release her book titled, “When You Get There,” next week highlighting her contentious relationship with Scott and also more positive milestones in her successful career.

You may remember that Carroll resigned her position abruptly in March 2013 amid a brewing scandal about some public relations work she did for a shady veterans organization. Carroll was never charged with any crime. She claims Scott’s people forced her to resign to make the governor look good.

In the book, according to the Tampa Bay Times, Scott never connected with Carroll or many of his African-American constituents on a personal level. He touted her in public but privately ignored her.

I can see Carroll’s story having some merit after thinking about all the negative coverage Scott has received since taking office in 2011. As of June 2014, his approval rating was at 39 percent in the state with 48 percent of the people voicing their disapproval with his work.

I will just go ahead and say it. Jennifer Carroll was used by Rick Scott and his team to create an image of diversity on his election ticket. From Carroll’s claims, Scott had no real interest in engaging Carroll in a meaningful way during her time in office. The governor’s disconnect with the African-American community before, during, and after the time Carroll worked with him proves this.

Not all Republicans are bad and I respect Carroll’s right to be a conservative woman of color. There always is a bit of personal apprehension, however, when I see ONE black prominent face among a sea of white conservatives. It is the scenarios that Carroll describes that cause me to feel this way. I do not want to see any minority used as a token, a slot, or simply an accessory for empty “inclusion” rhetoric.

God bless Carroll in her attempt to clear her name and set the record straight.


  1. OrlandoChris

    Why vote between 2 known liars? Florida, we are fortunate enough not to be stuck picking one liar or the other this time. We actually have an alternative. Take advantage of the opportunity. Adrian Wyllie deserves my vote. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round, election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of Florida and stop voting for these ‘paid for’ career politicians that are only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians. Even if it’s just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do what is right for our (yours and your children’s) future and vote for Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very powerful. Visit his website today.

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