Rick Scott says reporters are being mean to his chief of staff (who, by the way, makes $189K a year)

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Gov. Rick Scott chided reporters Monday, reports Marc Caputo, for being “mean” to his chief of staff, Steve MacNamara, and said his top aide is doing a “great job.”

Scott said: “You guys are mean to poor Steve MacNamara. He’s out there working his tail off and you guys write these mean things about him. You ought to think about that. We’re getting a lot of good things done — jobs are coming back, we’ve got a billion dollars for education, we got PIP done, and now you’re being mean to my chief of staff.”

First of all, Governor, the billion dollars for education still doesn’t make up for the $1.6 billion taken away last year.
Regardless, why should anyone feel sorry for “poor Steve MacNamara”? Dude makes $189,000 a year, is a tenured professor at Florida State University and can rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbying fees once he leaves Scott’s administration.
The old rules of thumb used to be ‘never feel sorry for a man who owns his own plane’ like Scott does; the new rule is never feel sorry for a man making $189K a year.

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