Crowley Political Report has been closely following Florida governors since 1979. This is the first time a governor has called his mom and asked her to tell Floridians that he is doing a good job.
This is just odd behavior.
It's a little like a grown man bringing his mom to the office to tell his boss that he's a swell worker and should have a raise.
So why would you ask your mother to make a 38-second internet ad declaring you a "good boy" just days after the end of your first legislative session?
It would appear this is Scott's way of going to Poll Depot to purchase better poll numbers. This is what Scott does. Cranky with Obama's health care plan? - dip into your checking account and start you own anti-Obama care organization.
Wanna be governor? - use the big debit card. Ditto the private jet. And now, it appears that Scott wants to buy some friends.
And what does that tell us about Scott and his advisors? That they have a very cynical view of Floridians.
Here is Esther Scott speaking about her son (note: she does not live in Florida). (Note 2 - some have grumbled about the ad being shot in the governor's mansion in Tallahassee - who cares, really?)
Art by Patrick Crowley
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