[Tallahassee, FL] Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott was blindsided during a press conference for his 2012-2013 budget proposal by a correspondent from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, a popular political-news-talk cable show on Comedy Central.
Aasif Mandvi stood up and asked Scott that since he benefits from taxpayer dollars, would he pee in a cup to prove that he is not on drugs.
Scott’s response was that he has many times. Huh?
The governor was clearly not amused. When he attempted to move on to another question, his answer was a series of starts, stops and stumbles. Mandvi’s prank question has obviously taken him off his game.
The whole pee in a cup stunt was an obvious commentary on Scott’s controversial insistence on drug testing welfare recipients, a program which has been temporarily halted by a judge. A similar bill was proposed recently by a Florida Congressman to test those receiving unemployment benefits, which made the bit that more timely.
By: Mark Christopher/Sunshine Slate
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