Bill McCollum doesn't forget easily.
Two days after he lost the Republican nomination for governor, McCollum still refuses to support winner Rick Scott, and continues to raise questions about his former rival's character.
In his first public appearance since conceding the race, McCollum said Thursday that he called Scott to ``congratulate him and wish him well.'' But he didn't bury the hatchet in one of the nastiest primary's in state history.
"I still have serious questions about issues of his character, his integrity, his honestly -- things that go back to Columbia/HCA," McCollum said, referring to Scott's former hospital chain, which paid a $1.7 billion fine after a federal criminal investigation. "As other voters will do, I will judge him throughout this campaign."
Of course, this is par for the course for career politician, perennial candidate and serial loser Bill McCollum. "The last time he lost a bruising campaign - - the 2004 U.S. Senate Republican primary against Mel Martinez - - it took McCollum two weeks before he tepidly endorsed his opponent. And it came only after Martinez apologized."
Obviously, he's a sore loser, which is surprising. He's an experienced loser. You'd think he'd be better at it by now.