Rick Scott as Jed Clampett

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It’s a wonder why Rick Scott hasn’t burned his passport already.

The last time the Governor traveled overseas, Scott created an international incident when he told the King of Spain a personal story about his own recent trip to the African nation. “I’ve ridden elephants, I’ve never tried to shoot one,” Scott told the monarch, before going on – and on – about the trip. The exchange got wide play in Spain, where the king had been lampooned for the embarrassing secret hunting trip.

Fast forward to today when Scott, on an economic development mission to Colombia, found himself in an awkward spot when it was announced that his economic development czar had resigned. Talk about bad timing.

It’s beginning to seem like every time Rick Scott leaves the state, something odd occurs.

Governor Clampett might be better off sticking close to Tallahassee.

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.