October 16, 2014 11:05 pm -

[su_right_ad]Florida Governor Rick Scott has yet another explanation as to why he wouldn’t come out to debate Charlie Crist. Suddenly, it has nothing to do with a fan.

Scott appeared on CNN earlier tonight to address “fangate” and why he didn’t appear on stage to debate Charlie Crist for several minutes. Wolf Blitzer asked Scott why exactly this was an issue of contention in the first place.

Blitzer asked, “What was the big deal?… Why was this even an issue going into the debate?” Scott didn’t directly answer, telling Blitzer that the reason he didn’t come out is because he was told Crist wouldn’t be coming out and debate organizers did not tell him to come on stage. (It’s worth noting here that the debate had started and Crist gave answers for several minutes before Scott appeared on-stage.)

Blitzer brought up the debate agreement, which had a note from Crist that he may need a fan. Scott said he hadn’t seen that agreement, and as opposed to last night, when it sounded like he adamantly refused to come on stage if Crist had the fan, he said today, “I don’t care if he brings a microwave, if he brings a humidifier.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to Scott Has New Explanation For Debate Fumble

  1. mrsgunka October 17th, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Remind me to not move to Florida when I get old!

    • tiredoftea October 17th, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Mrs. G, why would you ever leave Colorado and all the freely available medical grade 420??

  2. Shades October 17th, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I’m still laughing over his debate “appearance.”

  3. Carla Akins October 17th, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I’ve seen this behavior described on the Interwebz as a version of Schrodinger’s asshole: A person who says something offensive or ridiculous, then waits to see the reaction it gets before deciding whether to claim it was a joke or not what he meant.

    • Larry Schmitt October 17th, 2014 at 11:44 am

      That’s what most of the people on fox news do, isn’t it? How many times has O’Reilly or Hannity said “It was a joke” after people objected vociferously to something they said?

  4. eyelashviper October 17th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The ACTUAL reason Scott was late, was that he was still trying to write all the answers on his hand…

  5. Bunya October 17th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    “I don’t care if he brings a microwave, if he brings a humidifier.”

    Sure. NOW you don’t care – after the debate. Rick Scott really irritates me, and I don’t live in Florida.