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Bondi pranks urine-seeking Daily Show prankster

by Dara Kam | December 8th, 2011

A reporter with Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” came up empty-handed when he asked Gov. Rick Scott for a urine sample yesterday.

But Attorney General Pam Bondi was ready when Aasif Mandvi demanded the same of her Thursday afternoon. The former FOX News legal analyst handed Mandvi a small plastic cup labeled with her name containing an amber liquid.

“Wow. That’s very interesting. Well, that’s very interesting that you should say that. Because as attorney general, I’m always prepared,” Bondi told Mandvi after he asked her to fill a pee cup. The exchange took place inside the basement Cabinet meeting room in the Capitol after Bondi participated in an anti-casino press conference.

“You have a sample of your urine?” an apparently surprised Mandvi responded. “How do we know it’s your urine? How do we know it’s not just apple juice?”

“Thank you. Have a great day. Have a great day. My name’s on the top,” Bondi said before heading back to her office.

Outside the conference room, Mandvi uncapped the clear plastic container and discovered the AG had pranked him.

“Yeah. It’s apple juice. She gave me apple juice instead of urine,” Mandvi told a gaggle of Capitol reporters. “So I guess she’s saying that her drug habit is more important than the Florida tax payer…knowing where their money goes.”

Bondi spokeswoman Jennifer Meale said Bondi’s staff knew the Comedy Central crew were crawling the Capitol.

“We certainly tuned in to Gov. Scott’s press conference yesterday announcing the budget and when we knew Comedy Central was here we anticipated they would be interested in attending our press conference as well and planned accordingly,” Meale said.

On Wednesday, Mandvi interrupted Scott’s budget unveiling in the same meeting room to ask him to take a drug test. Mandvi was referring to drug testing Scott wants to require of all state employees and welfare recipients.

Scott didn’t comply with Mandvi’s request, but a few House members did, including Palm Beach County’s Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, according to The Daily Show crew. Other lawmakers who provided urine samples include Democratic Reps. Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg and Scott Randolph of Orlando and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami.

Both of the drug-testing laws are being challenged in court. Scott’s administration is defending the law requiring state workers to get tested and appealing a federal judge’s injunction against drug testing of welfare applicants.

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8 Responses to “Bondi pranks urine-seeking Daily Show prankster”

  1. Better Luck Next Time Says:

    So this guy Mandvi gets punked and he has to get nasty. “Her drug habit is more important than the Florida taxpayer.” Really? That’s some pretty strong words there, junior. Can’t take a joke? I guess it stinks when the shoe is on the other foot.

  2. Bito Says:

    Scotts administration defending the law requiring state workers to be tested, Isn`t Bondi a state worker????? Why did she not provide a real sample? Maybe something to hide just like rick? Or is it because they are above the LAW????

  3. kelly Says:

    does anyone monitor these comments? sounds like 3rd graders are writing here.

  4. Jim Howland Says:

    Not being from FL, I hadn’t been paying much attention to your AG. So, you guys elected Rick Scott gov. AND a Fox News “analyst” to be AG. Brilliant.

  5. BigArch Says:

    @ Jim. She was a DA before being elected AG and she is a brilliant lady.
    Also yes,we elected Scott who is doing a wonderful job.
    Where are you from? Maybe one of the northern states where you have those wacko demoRATic governors? Brilliant.

  6. @ BigArch Says:

    If she was brilliant she wouldnt have provided him with any fuel, such as apple juice to help him prove his point…that these new laws are being selectively enforced. I dont think that they should hand over urine to any old person or reporter but what she did was dumb and sophmoric. And if you think Scott is doing a wonderful job, then you are just plain retarded. 1 term gov.

  7. theloneconsumer Says:

    So, our top Atty general had her 18 year old employee convince her, it would be upstanding to provide a pee-juice urine sample…And she is joined in a federal lawsuit to the Supreme Court about Obamacare…
    Is this a sophisticated image of our single gilr, still waiting for marriage as legitimacy, and a federal win for her career?

    What you think is cute..She is an almost 50 yr old not married living with a man-Atty general… Do you think she needs a comic side?

  8. Carol Says:

    theloneconsumer – perfect reply!

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