Scott campaign abuzz about Sink’s phone gaffeby Dara Kam | October 26th, 2010
GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott campaign staff were buzzing all day following news reports, tweets and Internet blog posts about Democratic opponent Alex Sink’s cell phone gaffe during last night’s debate.
Scott supporters used Sink’s flub to rev up the crowds at campaign appearances from New Port Richey to Okeechobee on Tuesday.
“Did you watch the debate last night?” Dick Windle, Citrus County Republican Executive Committee Chairman, asked a crowd of about 100 supporters at a barbecue in Inverness. “We caught her playing a little hanky-panky there.”
About an hour later, The Villages public relations executive Gary Lester again asked a gathering of about the same size about the debate.
“Rick’s opponent got caught cheating in the debate last night. Did you hear?” he said.
Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform who traveled with Scott throughout the day, got the biggest laugh.
“I’ve watched western movies so I knew, I knew that you could cheat at cards. But until last night I didn’t know you could cheat in a debate. But evidently Alex Sink has figured out how to do that,” Norquist quipped.