Gov. Rick Scott may have just instituted a personal policy that's going to be popular with just about everyone -- staying informed about the world around him.
For the first time, the governor's public schedule includes a "review of Florida and national news," which is coming from the guy who said he doesn't read Florida's newspapers.
Then again, this could also include watching some cable TV news, which would uphold his policy of avoiding the state's dead-tree rags.
The governor allotted himself 84 minutes to review what's going on in the Sunshine State and around the nation this morning, before his scheduled interview with WDBO at 7:54 a.m.
Here are some of the possible headlines from the past 24 hours Scott may have caught in his morning reading:
- Watch Rick Scott's CNN Implosion
- RNC: Scott won't be factor in 2012, Rubio will
- Scott Appoints Mike Hogan To $95K Job
- Gov. Rick Scott on Impending Federal Government Shutdown: What, Me, Worry?
- Letter: Scott does Florida disservice by pulling plug on insurance website
- Scott's PERC appointments include wife of a former RPOF chair
- Scott promotes controversial education reforms
He probably managed to find some other stories too, but we're hoping a fresh copy of New Times, or maybe a link to the Pulp, was on the governor's desk this morning.
On the downside, staying informed probably won't influence the governor that much. He's aware of what his poll numbers are, but he couldn't really give less of a damn about what people think about him.
On the other hand, he's stopped playing hide-and-seek with the media -- although he denied our interview request -- seemingly since he was busted hanging out with the Koch brothers' secret retreat after he refused to tell the public, and it became national news.
Still, we're happy to see that the governor is taking an interest in realizing there are problems and issues going on in the world that aren't based on a Tea Party political platform.
Happy reading, governor: The Pulp hopes the news reviews become a part of the regular schedule.
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