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Next order of business for Mason: He goes on to represent former Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greerwho is accused of embezzling $125,000 in party donations. It’s a tough job representing the dregs of society, but somebody’s got to do it.

Speaking of dregs, Gov. Rick

Scott’s relationship with the mainstream media has always been a fractious one, so we weren’t surprised to find out from the South Florida Sun Sentinel on July 4 that Rick Scott’s website had added a template letter for Scott supporters to bludgeon editorial boards with. “While politicians usually disappoint us and rarely keep their promises, Rick is refreshing because he’s keeping his word,” the letter states. “Some of the special interests are attacking the Governor for making tough decisions, showing leadership and doing what he told us he would do. Rick Scott deserves our unwavering and enthusiastic support.”

But, as the article reports, “at the Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun Sentinel, editorial page editors reported they’ve received none of the template letters but have received letters mocking the template.”Many of these are undoubtedly the fruits of a Mad Libbing contest from the “Pink Slip Rick”campaign, which has generated 1,738 variations on the letter as this issue goes to press. The entries range from the bluntly clever – “While politicians usually disappoint us and rarely keep their promises, Rick is awful because he’s keeping his oath” – to the bizarre – “Some of the participants in the politically correct miss brown sugar pageant are violently forking the Governor for making tough forks, showing fork and timidly forking fork.” It’s also silly: after all, who needs a fork to drink blood?

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