This just in from the "You Broke It, You Bought It" files, the Republicans have finally embraced the albatross elephant in the room and given Rick Scott an invite to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this month.
This should be interesting.
Sure, Scott who used to claim he was in line for a possible VP run, may be a little disappointed, but beggars can't be choosers.
As much as the Republicans in general, and Mitt Romney in particular, have done their best to avoid Scott, it goes without saying that behind the scenes, they are cheering his policies on. After all, he's done his best to suppress the vote of groups unlikely to vote Republican, like Hispanics, women, people of color, veterans and former felons who had their voting rights restored pre-Scott, but have no idea they can.
The Florida legislature have pretty much given Scott what he wants as they held their collective noses. Or so they seemed to say.
I think it's great that Mitt Romney may actually appear with tricky Rick, or at least appear in the same building publicly, but behind the scenes I think they have a lot in common and would hit it off like gangbusters. They would certainly have a lot to talk about, like their knowledge of Medicare fraud, phantom voter fraud, deleting emails and public records, the desire to let Americans who can't afford pricey health care die as they take what they have left of health care away, how to kill jobs (while gaining a nice little profit in Mitt's case), shifting tax burdens on the poor and middle class so that millionaires like them won't have to pay their share, off-shoring jobs and in Mitt's case, profits, and their shared love of transparency........nah, just kidding on that last one.
Plus there's this added bonus: Romney really, really wants to snow the Tea Party crowd and goodness knows Rick Scott got that down to an art form when he was elected. Why, he even has them convinced that they want to give up their Medicare and perhaps their Social Security, even some who used to say "Get your government hands off my Medicare!"
Sure, Scott may well be the most unpopular governor in the history of the free world, but he knows a little something about winning elections that Romney hopes to repeat: If you can't win an election fair and square with votes, just buy one! The only difference of course is Mitt Romney is much too cheap to spend any of his own money doing so like Scott did, but that's where corporations with deep pockets and gullible voters like the Tea Party come in. Just bring in the "fixer" Rick Scott.
Or so they hope.
The Republican Party isn't so popular these days either, so I say "Good on you! Put that albatross around your necks and wear him proudly!" You're pretty much stuck with him either way. Might as well board the Titanic and face the iceberg together.