Well, unless they moved Florida to the western half of the USA, you have just proven yourself wrong. Last time I checked, Orlando was in Florida, and Florida was on the east coast. How you can definitively state the kind of snake it is from one somewhat obscure photo is beyond me. As for your proof, I doubt you have any, and obviously I don't care if your happy.
Pyrol2 asked a question, people gave their thoughts. Some even gave ways to tell if the snake pictured is the one they think it is. I specifically mentioned to look at the scale rows on the side stripes. Eastern Garters are the only garter with the side stripe restricted to scale rows 2 and 3. Until you offer others viable information that they can use to correctly identify the snake, perhaps you should keep your drivel to yourself.