It’s bad enough that we have not one, but two candidates in Florida who think they can flash enough cash around that people will overlook what they did to earn it, where they really came from, and believe that they are “outsiders” in the political arena. (And if you believe that, they might even have some oil-slicked beachfront property to interest you in.)
Until recently the polls showed that many actually may have bought what they were selling. (Hard to believe, I know. But remember, some Floridians actually voted for Pat Buchanan once too. Scary but true.) Now the “new guys” image is starting to fade, especially for Rick Scott, who is about to look a lot less “shiny” in the eye of the beholder.
Scott, the self-professed “outsider” GOP gubernatorial candidate has made it his business to become “everybody’s friend” in Florida of late, flashing that eerie “can’t look away” leer at every turn, much like the “Eddie Haskell of Florida” as a friend of mine refers to him. But even that may not work for much longer.
Meet Scott’s new campaign consultant, Ken McKay:
McKay, 43, who ran successful political races in the Northeast before being tapped by (Michael) Steele in 2009, resigned his DC post four months ago in the RNC shakeup that followed a spending scandal.
McKay was a goner after GOP donors found out the RNC approved the reimbursement of $2,000 worth of food and drinks at a California bondage-sex club during a committee trip.
Yes. THAT “committee trip.”
And you thought his scandalous healthcare background was all that was offensive! Florida U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene and friends Heidi Fleiss, Lindsay Lohan and Mike Tyson have nothing on this guy!
Asked to elaborate on McKay’s role, (campaign spokeswoman Jennifer) Baker said that he “handles special projects” for the campaign, such as helping Scott prepare for debates.
“Handling special projects” like he handled that RNC committee trip? The one that was “not an RNC sanctioned event and was not associated in any way with any RNC official event” according to McKay? Sure.
And Rick Scott was “never charged” in that m
Medicare fraud scandal involving his own company either.
“Aw shucks, don’t you worry about all those medical bills Mrs. Cleaver. You’re in good hands with me!”