When Rick Scott threw his little Tea Party hat into the Florida Governor's Race, I thought for sure Floridians would remember the Columbia/HCA debacle, which he managed to escape from with a resignation and no criminal charges. Basically, he bailed out and let the company pick up the pieces by paying the heftiest fine for Medicare fraud assessed in history.
After moving on from Columbia/HCA, he started Solantic, another health services company. Unsurprisingly, Solantic also faced fraud charges, this time for submitting falsified medical records to the state.
As part of the lawsuits against Solantic, Scott gave a deposition. The video above is a compilation of that deposition's greatest hits, courtesy of Rick Scott.
There comes a point where it isn't mere coincidence anymore, where lawsuits aren't just "part of the cost of doing business", and where a pattern emerges. What that pattern tells me is that Rick Scott is not qualified for public office, because he is a scofflaw who has no problem breaking laws to pump up his bottom line. How would that square with governing a state like Florida?