Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who Is This Guy?

Now that Rick Scott is Florida’s 45th governor, how will he run the state?

We don’t know whether Scott cares about consensus or worries about combativeness. We don’t know if he’s ready to work with — or stand up to — a strong-willed Legislature.

He’s both mild mannered and audacious, but we don’t even know whether the multimillionaire ousted from his own healthcare corporation is a competent leader.

His delivery of his inaugural speech could prove to be a metaphor: Scott knew exactly what he wanted to say and ordered up a well-crafted speech, but then stumbled repeatedly while trying to give it.

To quote the immortal Luke Skywalker, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”