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Mac (the Knife) Stipanovich is cribbin’ my line about Rick Scott being Skeletor

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Alright, before I get into this, let me just say that I recognize Mac Stipanovich is way, way more powerful than me.  He’s even been portrayed by an actual Hollywood actor in a made-for-HBO movie. So I really shouldn’t be calling him out, but then I read what Adam Smith tweeted over the weekend:

@adamsmithtimes: Mac Stipanovich on Rick Scott vs Bill McCollum: “Skeletor vs. Jimmy Neutron.”

Dude, there is no way Mac the Knife is down with Skeletor.  Stipanovich is sixth-one years old, so there’s no way he was playing with He-Man figures when he was a kid.  So I just don’t buy that one of Florida’s masters of the universe is familiar with the Masters of the Universe character Skeletor.

So I googled “Rick Scott + Skeletor” and the first, and practically only, reference to such a search is on Saint Petersblog.

See, there was an unofficial competition among Florida’s political bloggers about who could tag Rick Scott first.  Sunshine State Sarah has been pushing the line of thought that links Rick Scott to Lord Voldermort.  Others have tried to portray Scott as Smiegel from Lord of the Rings. Etc., etc.

So now, here comes Mac Stipanovich doing his “I’m the wise old man of Tallahassee” routine, cribbin’ my line abour Rick Scott lookin’ like Skeletor.

That’s almost as bad as wtching Frank Langella play Skeletor in the live action version of Masters of the Universe. Actually, nothing’s that bad.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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