Charlie Crist’s campaign understands a politician can evolve on an issue — he even respects Rick Scott’s “evolution” on the issue of in-state tuition for DREAMers.
What is not sitting well with Crist is that Scott just cannot admit he changed his position, even going so far as lying about it.
In the latest campaign email, Crist’s campaign hammers Scott for lying, once again, about his position on undocumented immigrants — repeatedly.
“This is a pattern,” Crist campaign points out.
On April 29, Scott told the Miami Herald, “I haven’t changed my mind at all. I want low tuition for all Floridians. For individuals that grew up in our state they deserve the same tuition as individuals that, everybody else and all their peers.”
That was now, but how about then?
In September of 2011, Scott clearly says – in a YouTube video, no less — that he “completely opposes” granting in-state tuition rates to illegal alien college students.
Crist’s campaign really wants to cheer the bipartisanship that led to the eventual passage of an in-state tuition bill, but first there needs to be some degree of accountability.
Doing the right thing is always worth celebrating, but with Scott — who seemingly has a physical inability to come clean with voters – it is too difficult to commend him, even for his evolving position.
Scott just can’t help spoiling a good thing.