But we'll have to wait and see if the tip from state Senate President Ken Pruitt qualifies.
"Take full advantage of the 'honeymoon' period – there will only be one," Pruitt wrote.
The shaky part is assuming Scott will get even one honeymoon, especially if it is supposed to include a few weeks when the press is lovey-dovey or at least quiet.
Instead, Florida newspapers seem to be taking to heart Scott's "Let's get to work" campaign phrase. Many are already pointing out ironies and red flags even in the style of Scott's entry to the office.
Multiple commentators and editorials made snarky mention, for instance, of the millions Scott solicited to pay for an elaborate slate of inaugural parties and events to celebrate his grand arrival.
"With some of Tallahassee's most influential lobbyists in the prime seats at an inauguration financed by some of Florida's most influential industries and individuals," the Palm Beach Post said, Scott has been revealed. "Scott campaigned as a proud 'outsider' standing up to the Tallahassee Establishment" but is now a member, the Post proclaimed.
Scott is so pro-business and anti-regulation that it is hard to imagine any lobbyists he wouldn't have welcomed anyway. But it's nice that they are still paying for access.
The Miami Herald, among others, ran comment on what was "technically an open meeting," Scott's first with several legislators from both houses and parties, at a luncheon.
"Absent, however: the spirit of the state's Sunshine in Government laws," the Herald said, because no reporters were allowed except for one who was pre-approved.
And an Ocala Star-Banner editorial hacked away at the common notion -- expressed on Monday even by State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, who is not on record as being a Scott fan -- that unlike the outgoing governor, Scott at least has a firm agenda that all understand.
Well, at a recent get-together with South Florida lawmakers, the Star-Banner said, "Scott even dodged questions from legislators about what he would trim, or maybe slash, to fulfill his tax-cut promise and still cover the red ink in next year's budget." the Legislature's budget writers are in the dark "and are puzzled by his reticence."
But when your plan to create jobs includes firing hundreds of state employees, it might be prudent not to say what will be axed until after your inaugural ball.
And the Orlando Sentinel, while backhandedly "encouraging" Scott to do better than expected, cited non-encouraging polling data about him. though of questionable validity, it was treated as reliable, probably because, well, it just sounds right.
"A poll released before Christmas showed just 33 percent view him favorably while 43 percent see him in a negative light," the Sentinel said, "with many undoubtedly holding onto their suspicions over his tenure while running health-care giant Columbia/HCA, which paid $1.7 billion to settle allegations of Medicare fraud."
Maybe a bigger reason to be suspicious, as far as those of us in the newspaper world are concerned: Scott never got an editorial endorsement from a single daily newspaper -- while failed opponent Alex Sink got 16 -- in part because Scott declined to seek them and refused even to meet with editorial boards.
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