Gov Rick Scott Refuses To Debate Charlie Crist Because Of A Small Fan
The Florida Governor apparently has an aversion to small fans. When the gubernatorial debate was set to start, neither candidate was onstage, and there was an announcement saying that neither would be participating.
Rick Scott freaked out over a small fan at Charlie Crist’s feet.
[su_center_ad]“As you can see, the two candidates on this stage invited to participate in this debate are not stepping up,” anchor Eliott Rodriguez said after he had introduced the panelists and journalists covering the debate, according to My Fox Tampa Bay.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have an extremely peculiar situation right now,” he continued.
Charlie Crist walked onstage to applause but Rick Scott still refused to come out.
Rodriguez informed the audience that Scott was in the building — but would not be coming on stage.
“We have been told Governor Rick Scott will not be participating in this debate,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez continued to explain that the delay was due to a small fan under Crist’s podium. Crist is known in media circles for always having or requesting a fan during interviews.
An image of the scary fan:
The anchor said that the Scott campaign protested the fan ahead of time.
“Governor Crist has asked to have a small fan placed under his podium,” Rodriguez said. “The rules of the debate that I was shown by the Scott campaign say that there should be no fan. Somehow, there is a fan there, and for that reason ladies and gentlemen, I am being told that Governor Scott will not join us for this debate.”
One of the panelists asked Crist, who was still standing at the podium without his opponent onstage, if there was a rule that there would be no fan.
“Are we really going to debate about a fan?” Crist responded, a remark which was met with applause.
After awhile, Governor Scott finally walked onstage, and shook hands with Crist, which I’m sure was a totally genuine gesture considering he had a fit over a freaking fan.
I had a fan just like that when I lived in New York City. It was really skeery, too.
The hashtag #FanGate is trending, because scary fans.