Florida Governor Rick Scott Tacks Left

The New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Anger and Kudos as Florida Governor Tacks Left, by Lizette Alvarez

MIAMI–“A few days after Gov. Rick Scott of Florida endorsed a Medicaid expansion, a U-turn so sharply executed that it flabbergasted his supporters, the head of a local Tea Party group typed up a “breakup note…” 

Mr. Scott, 60, former health care executive who won the governorship by calling for deep budget cuts and fiercely criticizing President Obama’s health care bill, has, in his third year in office, marched toward the political center, a necessity in this diverse swing state.

Anger and Kudos as Florida Governor Tacks Left, Perplexing Both Sides

According to this article, environmentalists “now have a seat at his table.”

“Kudos” are applauds or cheers for a job or game well done.

Tacks, a sailing term for turning or “coming about”  are discussed in the prior blog, but the term also has strategic implications.

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