Hey kids, if you think two plus two equals seven but your teacher disagrees, tell her or him they're simply wrong. Better yet, just tell the teacher that the dog ate your homework and call it a day. After all, that's what Rick Scott would do.
He touts fuzzy job creation math while cutting jobs left and right.
When word got out that children were dying in large numbers under his Department of Children and Families, he simply stopped reporting the numbers.
When a large number of inmates were dying under Scott's Department of Corrections, he allegedly ordered that subsequent inmate deaths go unreported.
When he was asked if he believed in climate change, he recycled the "brilliance" of Marco Rubio and repeated "I'm not a scientist. "
Nope, facts are mighty unpleasant things when they don't line up with your narrative, and the governor who even got rid of his dog after it ceased to be useful as a campaign prop, has become an expert at using the "dog ate my homework rule."
He's not a scientist, nor a magician, but that hasn't stopped Gov. Blind Trust from cashing oil and gas donations and profits while trying to convince Floridians to put their heads in the sand when it comes to facts like climate change.
Similar to those at his DCF and DOC, there's a brand new policy at his Department of Environmental Protection:
“We were told not to use the terms ‘climate change,’ ‘global warming’ or ‘sustainability,’ ” said Christopher Byrd, an attorney with the DEP’s Office of General Counsel in Tallahassee from 2008 to 2013. “That message was communicated to me and my colleagues by our superiors in the Office of General Counsel.”
One problem here, if you live in South Florida, the next time your neighborhood floods because it rained, merely putting your head in the sand isn't an option. Most of it is under water.
Scott's DEP denies this is a policy.