Rick Scott’s ripoff of Florida has started: Campaign workers the victims

This stuff wouldn’t work as fiction. The editor would say it could never happen.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid35214809001?bctid=665062375001

Your blogger spontaneously erupted in song after watching the video clip of the campaign worker who had been paid in American Express gift cards — “You can’t pay bills with them,” he correctly complained. What about the $73 million that Mr. Medicare Fraud Champion paid to finance his campaign? Didn’t it stretch to the folks who made the calls and knocked on doors for the promise of money?

Is this like the chickens that were going to be used to pay medical bills in Nevada?

Anyway, the song that erupted (and a few phrases went on my Facebook eruption), with credit to “Eva:”

Don’t cry for me F-F-F Florida

We knew he was a con man

But we voted

For him, anyway

And now I’ve looked up the real lyrics, and some lines are quite apropos:

They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
And, alas, it wasn’t Rick Scott, but we got him anyway.

Let’s get to work.

PS: Thanks to Talking Points Memo for such a delightful way to break through on Wednesday morning.

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One Response

  1. Apologies for the clumsy video link. You may have to copy the link and paste it into another tab, but believe me, it’s worth it.

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