Why any surprise here? Scott is first a politician; which means he will do and say anything to get re-elected. I bet he is a lot wealthier now than when he first went into politics, and lives a much more royal life. What else is new? Politicians will not, probably can not, change.
We just need to start hiring them for one or two terms maximum, and letting them go get a real job after that. Plus put more teeth into our monitoring their actions so we can fire them during the term when their lies start being uncovered.