Jennifer Carroll Calls Rick Scott Inhuman and Incompetent in New Book

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With primaries out of the way, tomorrow will be the official start of the general election for Florida's next governor. It's also the day that Rick Scott's former lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, releases her autobiography, When You Get There.

Spoiler alert: She's not very nice to the guv in it.

Though Carroll had criticized Scott during the 2010 Republican primary, she was asked to join the ticket as his running mate. She's still not sure why. She thinks it's perhaps because no one else wanted the job.

According to excerpts given to the Tampa Bay Times, Carroll met with two of Scott's attorneys in Miami, had a brief meeting with Scott, and shortly after received a phone call offering her the gig.

"I was still wondering why he had chosen me. He never gave me a real answer to that question," she writes. "I wasn't one of the good old boys, and he was a millionaire with his own plane. Why me?"

She never gelled with her running mate. She claims he lacks friendly instincts. He forgot her birthday, and she tells of a time when she fell and bumped her head and Scott reacted weirdly.

"The governor said, 'Oh, you hit your head? OK.' And that was the end of it," she writes in an excerpt published in the Tallahassee Democrat. "Clearly, something was missing there, some ability to make personal connections that he just didn't have."

Carroll says that she was given little to do as lieutenant governor (the position has no duties listed in the state constitution) and that her access to Scott was limited at best. She also thinks Scott is better suited to the role of business owner and isn't comfortable with the day-to-day management of people on his staff.

Carroll claims that "stealth" minority outreach she conducted helped Scott clinch his narrow victory over Democrat Alex Sink, but she says she felt like an "unwanted stepchild" during the inaugural ball.

Carroll stepped down from her position when it was revealed a consulting firm she ran as a member of the state house had done business with a chain of internet gaming cafés that were being investigated by the FBI. Carroll was never charged with any wrongdoing but was asked to resign anyway.

She, however, is still irked that Scott sent a staffer to ask her to resign and didn't do it himself. The last contact she had with him was a small note reading, "Thank you for your service as lieutenant governor of Florida."

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Jason Cassidy
Jason Cassidy

God help us if that incompetent idiot is reelected!

Betty Perez
Betty Perez

I don't think this article is helping the "liberal" cause much since whatever credibility she may have had was just ruined with her goofy complaints of Scott forgetting her birthday and other social flubs. But the truth still stands that Rick Scott is a creep that has done nothing for the state of Florida, except his relentless push for drug testing. Remarkably enough, his wife "owns" a drug testing company.

Steve Atlas
Steve Atlas

^ Please tell us what the untruths are, Jason Winburn.

Jason Winburn
Jason Winburn

Oh she's pimping her book. She's probably telling the truth; said no one ever.

Erik Froman
Erik Froman

Again, he couldn't operate/manage his own business, yet someone chose him for governor.

Stefano Alessio
Stefano Alessio

That dick Scott has not business being county dog catcher let alone Governor of the state. Come to think of it, the same could be said for John Ellis Bush (JEB) and Charlie Crist.

Jerry Wilson
Jerry Wilson

To the person who says she will say anything to sell a book. You must not live in Flordia and be under the thumbscrew of Emperor Scotts empire

Allen Green III
Allen Green III

You must of experienced what I experienced, he stole your camera, worked you for 2 years, no pay, you took him to all his work meetings, that was my experience with my previous boss in the media industry, I thought I was the only one that had been through that kind of situation-AG3MEDIA. I understand.

Chuck Farley
Chuck Farley

Nobody likes their former boss, especially when they have a book to sell...

Fernando Buch
Fernando Buch

^wow so much butthurt. You guys know that is Like Biden Attacking the president right? They are both trash, but I never seen anything like this. Then again I never saw a state elect a medicare crook before

neatjunk
neatjunk

She almost made me start to like Rick Scott with her complaints.

Eugenio A. Alonso
Eugenio A. Alonso

This is from the woman who was almost indicted? Really? Also, her worst complain about the man is that he forgot her birthday? What a load, LOL.

Fulanito Perez
Fulanito Perez

So she doesn't like him because he didn't act like her mommy when she fell? Sounds like a great reason.

Al Newman
Al Newman

She will say anything to sell her books.

whynot1
whynot1

I'm voting for Adrian Wyllie and Bill Wohlsifer,...,,,....

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Awwwwww...Poor baby.  The Governor forgot her Birthday!  

And then because of her being investigated by the FBI she was asked to resign.


I know the New Times is extremely biased but is this seriously all ya got?



Lets not forget her saying that she could be a Lesbian because she doesn't look Gay!


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