What do you do after you quit Enterprise Florida? Enjoy a glass of red wine, of course!

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On Monday, Chris Hart IV abruptly resigned as Enterprise Florida CEO.

Hart cited an ongoing conflict with Gov. Rick Scott over the future of the outfit responsible for recruiting companies to the state.

Hart’s departure comes during a critical time. House Speaker Richard Corcoran is pushing a bill to scuttle the organization and strip it of all state money. The legislation could reach the House floor this week.

So how did Hart end such a tumultuous day?

With a glass of red wine, of course.

The former legislator posted to Facebook late Monday a simple, albeit telling photograph from, presumably, his back yard.  A glass of wine is in the foreground.

Hart’s message, “Tonight…ahhhh!”

After Hart published his post, capital insiders fervently speculated about whether the wine’s varietal. Was it a Cabernet or a Pinot Noir?

Asked about what really went down between him and Scott, Hart said he would let the letter he sent the governor speak for itself. However, he did want to make it clear that his resignation did not have anything to do with his compensation, as I speculated.


Material from the Associated Press was used in this post. 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.