Politics

Rick Scott to Speak at RedState Gathering, Schmooze With Other Ricks and Scotts

This summer's sweltering conference season is upon us, and Gov. Rick Scott has been making the rounds. First there was the secret Koch brothers soiree in Colorado, then the video chat with the devoted crowds at Gov. Rick Perry's prayer rally in Texas.

This Friday, Scott is scheduled to speak at another big-name GOP shindig, the third-annual RedState Gathering in South Carolina. Oddly, the Sunshine State's Voldemort is not the keynote speaker or even a headliner at the conference. On the agenda, he's sandwiched between the welcome reception with Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and a speech by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Hopefully, the audience will be too busy eating to notice that Slick Rick doesn't

blink. No one wants to pay a $199 registration fee only to choke on their iceberg and blue cheese.

Later on in the festivities, Scott's pal Perry will make an appearance, and South Florida's own Adam Hasner will give a Saturday afternoon speech, presumably about how he came to be "Florida's next conservative rising star."
 
At the end of the conference, participants are scheduled for a mysterious "dinner & movie." Wonder if they'll be screening The Town.


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