TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
Author Ken Kister believes that Rick Scott, a super rich former hospital executive who headed a major corporation that defrauded the U.S. government of many millions of dollars, bought the governorship of Florida in 2010. Inaugurated in January 2011, he quickly became the "most unpopular" governor in America, and recently AlterNet named him the nation's 'worst' governor.
Derisively titled “Great Scott,” Kister’s book describes Scott’s unexpected rise to political power in Florida, and then examines in some detail how he dealt with major issues impacting the state during his first 16 months as governor. It is in the broadest sense a j’accuse—a citizen’s complaint against the governor and his disastrous policies that not only have done great harm to Florida but enriched and empowered a few at the expense of the many.
“Great Scott” is not intended as a scholarly treatise, but rather is a broadside written in response to a political moment in time. In summary, it is a grim chronicle of how Rick Scott, in concert with a largely compliant Republican-controlled state Legislature, created a lot of dark days in the Sunshine State. An updated edition of the book is planned for 2014, when Scott has vowed to seek reelection.
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About the Author
Ken Kister, a freelance writer with a master's degree from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston, Massachusetts, has worked in several Florida libraries and taught as an adjunct instructor in the library school at the University of South Florida. He has written a number of books and articles about reference and information sources, among them Kister's Best Encyclopedias and Kister's Best Dictionaries. He is also the author of Eric Moon: The Life and Library Times, a well-received biography of one of America's preeminent 20th-century librarians, as well as Florida on the Boil: Recommended Novels and Short-Story Collections Set in the Sunshine State. A native of Pennsylvania, Kister has lived in Florida since 1973.
Great Scott * by Ken Kister
THERE’S AN ÜBER RIGHT-WING CREEP IN THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE; OR HOW RICK SCOTT AND THE REPUBLICAN-DOMINATED FLORIDA LEGISLATURE SHAFTED JUST ABOUT EVERYONE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE FROM JANUARY 2011 TO APRIL 2012––EXCEPT CORPORATIONS AND THE VERY RICH
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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