While apologists are trying to spin yesterday's shocking defeat of Gov. Rick Scott's handpicked GOP chair, his Twitter account indicates otherwise. Scott's Twitter handle, @FLGovScott has been completely silent on yesterday's state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia's victory in the Republican Party of Florida chair race against incumbent Leslie Dougher.
Contrast Scott's silence with the reactions on Twitter of his fellow Republicans elected to statewide posts on the Florida Cabinet.
Attorney General Pam Bondi went first:
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam soon followed:
Congratulations new RPoF Chair Blaise Ingoglia and Vice Chair Joe Gruters! Looking forward to working with you for victory in '16!— Adam Putnam (@adamputnam) January 17, 2015
Then state CFO Jeff Atwater weighed in:
Sure, talk is cheap. But manners are free. And the absence of friendliness and credibility can be politically costly.
Now if only Ingoglia was a Miami rapper with a birthday. That's worth a Tweet from the top elected Republican in the third most-populous state. Or, as Pitbull is fond of saying: "¡Dale!"