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UPDATE: Democrat caught cheating in FL gubernatorial debate


Democrats?  Cheating?  The heck you say!  Details:

The two hopefuls for Florida governor spent their last audition before a statewide television audience Monday night trading attacks over each other’s ethics, truthfulness and qualifications for the state’s most powerful public post.

Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink saved their harshest and most argumentative debate performance for the primetime debate held at the University of South Florida and broadcast nationwide on CNN.

At one point in the debate, he accused Sink of breaking the rules by getting text advice from her campaign on her iPhone during a commercial break.

He didn’t “accuse her”…he proved it!  Video here.

While this only warranted a fleeting, brief mention by the Orlando Slant-inel, other more reputable news sources were on the story. OK, so it was CNN and not a “more reputable” outlet, but I digress:

Alex Sink’s campaign violated rules Monday evening at the CNN/St. Petersburg Times Florida gubernatorial debate when her make-up artist delivered a message during a television break.

Sink, the Democratic nominee, was shown a two-sentence message on a cell phone that offered her advice during the debate. Republican nominee Rick Scott who was sitting next to her in this nationally televised debate, noticed the violation and notified a CNN official, who approached the make-up artist and Sink and confiscated the cell phone.

Sink’s response?

After the debate, the Sink campaign released a statement from the candidate announcing that the advisor who sent the message has been removed from the campaign. The advisor was not named in the statement, but a campaign spokesman confirmed it is Brian May, who signed the rules agreement before the debate on behalf of the Sink campaign.

“After the debate tonight, one of my campaign advisors admitted he tried to communicate with me during one of the breaks,” Sink said.

“While he told me it was out of anger with Rick Scott’s repeated distortion of facts, it was a foolish thing to do. It violated a debate agreement and I immediately removed him from the campaign.”

Here is what Sink is saying, translated: I shouldn’t have cheated, even if my opponent is a filthy liar.  While cheating is actually better than lying, I shouldn’t have cheated.  And by “cheated”, I mean “got caught”, m’kay?

By the way, Scott landed the zinger of the night:

Sink repeatedly bragged that 16 Florida newspapers had endorsed her campaign, to which Scott — who has refused to appear before any editorial boards — finally replied, “Most of them endorsed Barack Obama. You’re an Obama liberal. That’s exactly why they’re endorsing you.”


UPDATE (10/27/2010 – 12:05 pm EST):  Sink is lying through her friggin’ crooked teeth.  Evidence here.  Basically, she said when the makeup artist brought her cell phone, she thought the message might have been from her daughter abroad.  But audio shows that the makeup artist tells Sink that it’s a message from her staff, and Sink then took the time to read it!  She tried selling the “I thought that it might have been my daughter” lie after she caught flack for it, and CNN’s John King (probably looking for a new job now, since breaking this story that could damage the Democrat) calls her on it.


October 27, 2010 - Posted by | Florida, shameful


  1. Does anyone else find it interesting that you never see pictures of Alex Sink’s family? Is she perhaps hiding the fact that her husband, Bill McBride, is an ultra lib who failed in his attempt to be Governor a few years ago?

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | October 26, 2010

  2. I didn’t realize until last week that she was married to that #sshat. That proves your point that she’s good at keeping stuff concealed. Well, good at keeping everything other than her cell phone concealed! 😀

    Comment by crushliberalism | October 26, 2010

  3. She’s now trying to pass it off that her motherly instincts kicked in and she thought it might be her child texting. Never mind the fact that the audio apparently captured the person handing her the phone and saying it was a message from a campaign staffer. LAME LAME LAME.

    Alex Sink is just Charlie Crist in drag…… another lying polician who will say anything to get elected.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | October 27, 2010

  4. THANK YOU for posting this! Keep up the great work!!

    Common Cents

    Comment by Steve | November 19, 2010

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