2012 in Weird Florida Politics: Part One of the WTF Florida Awards
2012 was the year Florida's governor fought Elton John, Marco Rubio cast doubts on the age of the Earth and Allen West picked fights with pretty much everyone in sight. The nominees:
- Gov. Rick Scott vs Elton John
- Sen. Marco Rubio vs Science and Pitbull
- Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll vs Lesbians of Color
- Rep. Allen West vs 80 Imaginary Communists in the Congress
- Tampa Strippers vs RNC Delegates
Nobody really paid attention to Rick Scott's second-in-command until bizarre allegations surfaced from a disgruntled ex-employee that she was a carrying on a lesbian affair with a top aide. Without much evidence, the accusations probably would have faded if Carroll didn't open her mouth and claim that "Usually black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that." That of course enraged black woman that look like Carroll that do engage in relationships like that, and the Lt. Governor eventually had to issue an official apology.
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