Politics

Rick Scott: "Unless My Wife Tells Me She's Dumping Me, I'm Running for a Second Term."

There aren't many things more spine-chilling than Gov. Rick Scott saying he's already planning on running for a second term -- except maybe the governor hinting that he wants to run for president.

Both of those things came out of his mouth in an interview this weekend, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

If this doesn't already sound horrifying, the context it comes in sounds even worse:

"Unless my wife tells me she's dumping me, I'm running for a second term," Scott said, chuckling and recounting how much he is enjoying the job.

"I love people,'' he said repeatedly. "Some people get energized around people and ideas, policies and stuff like that. I love that stuff."

Now if that didn't knock your socks off, he hasn't even gotten to his president comment yet:

"Governors make good presidents historically because they've had to make tough choices," Scott said, according to the Times.

Considering the bumpy road the governor has driven since he took office just over six months ago, he's being a bit optimistic.

As one of the St. Petersburg Times commenters says, "drug test him NOW! he is way high."


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Matthew Hendley
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