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Scott practices for Monday night RNC speech, condemns Akin rape comments

Gov. Rick Scott's Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention is written, and he's already practicing.

Scott will discuss how the state needs a presidential partner that will reduce taxes, reduce regulation and reduce litigation, he told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

"Just think about what could happen if we had a federal partner that's going to do the same thing in DC that we're doing here in Florida," he said.

Scott wrote some of the speech himself but also took lots of advice, he said.

Scott also weighed in on Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, under fire from both political parties for comments that victims of "legitimate rape" usually don't get pregnant because their bodies shut down. Akin was arguing against abortions in cases of rape or incest.

"I clearly disagree with what he said," Scott said.

Scott's press conference came the same day he read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" to a group of five-year-olds at a child reading event in Tallahassee and the Republican Party of Florida released a commercial trumpeting changes to FCAT.

The commercial is unclear about what changes the school system will make, and doesn't mention that the current FCAT program is already on its way out because of a law signed by former Gov. Charlie Crist.

Scott said the new tests should focus on analytical skills rather than memorization and should contain material that will help high school graduates succeed in college or the work force.

"We've got to get away from teaching to the test," he said, adding that he often hears FCAT complaints from parents and teachers.



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Think About It

Reducing regulation increases litigation.

"Just think about what could happen if we had a federal partner that's going to do the same thing in DC that we're doing here in Florida," he said.

Shudder the thought!

Joe The Plumbing Dude

Scott and the republicans don't disagree with what Akin said, they just know it will be a losing issue for them so they act like they are above that. Give me a break, I need to go puke at the thought of their hypocrisy.


Why are women allowing these fools to dictate a woman's basic, God-given right of choice?

Right to life advocates often usurp the right of a woman's choice knowing full well (according to demographic projections and actual statistical data) that the babies are predestined in many instances for lives of pain, misery, and bad death where the following events are awaiting them: must 1) live in poverty and deprivation 2) *go to war and suffer injuries 3) be tortured, imprisoned or murdered; all such calamities are prepared for them by the very same high culture and government bureaucrats who pretend to reaffirm the right of every human being to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;

that the few who temporarily escape this awful fate must thereafter serve the **killing and torturing machine as snipers, swat members, black operatives, police, military robots,prison guards or civilian homicidal agents assigned to kill or neutralize their fellow citizens; all of such activities paradoxically derive from the current slogan of



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