|Florida Gov. Rick Scott, bald guy on the far left of |
this photo, being berated in a Starbucks by Cara
Jennings, in the green shirt. Scott's people
later released an attack an against Jennings.
While he was there, a woman started yelling at him for what she said was a terrible job he is doing as governor, how he's screwing low income residents, that he's a jerk and an "embarassment to the state"
Based on the evidence, the woman might well be right, but still, it was kinda rude of her to cause a scene when the gov was just trying to get a simple cup of coffee for crissakes.
Especially since she yelled at the gov that he is a, quote, "asshole."
The video of this incident went viral, so a lot of people saw it. Most normal politicians, if there is such a thing, would have let it go by, and the whole thing would have quickly been forgotten.
But Gov. Scott, Important Man that he is can't let it go. How dare somebody insult the Exalted Governor Of Florida!
So, in a very Trumpian move, he, or at least his political action committee, quickly issued an attack ad against this woman, reports The Hill.
Both the original video of the woman yelling at Scott, and Scott's response attack ad are at the bottom of this post for your viewing pleasure.
The governor's ad, up on Scott's official YouTube channel, pulls no punches. 'Well, that woman clearly has a problem, and it turns out she's a former government official who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and calls herself an anarchist!"
Ooooh! She won't recite the Pledge of Allegiance! That automatically disqualifies her for expressing her First Amendment rights. Especially since her First Amendment exercise was demonstratively rude!
Will we have another Donald Trump in Rick Scott? Trump thinks Megyn Kelly of Fox News insulted him during a Republican debate last year and he still can't let it go. Will Rick Scott forever hold a smoldering, hateful grudge against the woman in Starbucks for preventing him from enjoying that All Important cup of coffee?
The woman in the video is Cara Jennings, who told the Florida Sun-Sentinel she's a bit perplexed about why the goverorn would release a video attacking a private citizen.
"So I guess he doesn't want to meet me for coffee?" she asked.
Um, probably not.
I just hope Rick Scott won't make an attack ad against me now because I'm criticizing him. Hey Ricky! (Can I call you Ricky?) I promise not to call you an off-color name.
I'll just call you way, wayy too sensitive. Sorry you got your feelings hurt.
Maybe Jennings can make a retaliatory attack ad against Rick Scott. Won't that be fun!
Here's the original viral video of Jennings yelling at the governor:
And here's the attack ad against Jennings from the governor's camp: