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Rick Scott Would Like You To Sign A Letter He Wrote About How Awesome Rick Scott Is

06/20/2011 03:40 pm 15:40:36 | Updated Aug 20, 2011

Shiny-pated confidence man Rick Scott hasn't been too successful when it comes to getting Floridians to like him very much, mainly because his constituents have a growing awareness of the fact that he is a shady, itchy-palmed grifter. The May 25th Quinnipiac Poll found his popularity hitting new lows -- a 57% disapproval rating put Scott in the company of what the Miami Herald noted were America's "least-liked governors."

However, even that poll found that 29% of respondents approved of him, and now, those 29% can step up and really do Scott a solid by sending letters to Florida newspapers, touting his awesomeness. And the great thing is, you don't even have to do anything, as Rick Scott has already written his own letter of recommendation. Here's Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel:

For a guy who claims not read newspapers — or care what the polls say or the public thinks — Rick Scott sure is putting a lot of effort into trying to score some good publicity.

In fact, if regular old rank-and-file Floridians won’t write nice things about him in letters to the editor, Scott has decided to write the words for them.

Ahh, the old "fake letters to the editor" gambit. This didn't jump the shark with the Ellie Light kerfuffle? Apparently not! In his letter, Scott keeps it brief and vapid:

Dear Editor,

When Rick Scott ran for Governor he promised to create jobs and turn our economy around. I voted for Rick because he’s always been a businessman, not a politician. While politicians usually disappoint us and rarely keep their promises, Rick is refreshing because he’s keeping his word. His policies are helping to attract businesses to our state and get people back to work. Some of the special interests are attacking the Governor for making tough decisions, showing leadership, and doing what he told us he would do. Rick Scott deserves our unwavering and enthusiastic support. How can we expect to elect leaders who will keep their word and do what’s right for our state if we don’t stand up for those with the courage to set priorities, make difficult choices, and actually deliver on their promises made?

All you have to do now is go to Scott's website, sign your name, and send the letter to one of the following newspapers: The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, The Florida Times-Union, The Tallahassee Democrat, The Tampa Tribune, or The Treasure Coast/Palm Beach TCPalm.

Heck, send one to all seven! And don't forget to sign your letter: "A. Scrumptious Morsel III, Esq."

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