The Scariest Halloween Mask: Rick Scott






It had to happen.

A Florida entrepreneur is selling a Rick Scott mask for Halloween.


Rick Scott Mask



After last night’s debate spectacle, Scott probably wants to wear a Charlie Crist mask.

Just a few words on Fangate.

What genius thought that threatening to withdraw from the debate over a fan was advantageous to Scott?

Those few minutes Scott stayed back stage seriously calls into question his judgment.

I don’t care what their “agreement” said about banning electronic devices.  The people of Florida wanted to hear a debate and not a Scott hissy fit over a fan.

Scott wanted to use the fan to put Crist on the defensive. It didn’t work.

Scott came across as so wooden I wanted to knock on his head for good luck. He robotically repeated lines from his debate prep, like the one about his “abusive father.” (A psychiatrist could fill many 50-minutes sessions over Scott’s obsessing about his long-gone father!).

The current governor lost this big time.

One supporter of Crist said, “We celebrated with a Zin ‘fan’ del.”

Another thought.  For a state as big as Florida, the debate setting was amateurish. The set looked like a high school stage. Why didn’t broadcaster Elliot Rodriguez shush the audience, which kept cheering their candidates?

The best question and most unpredictable question was about the Treyvon Martin killing, which I believe came from the Sun-Sentinel’s Rosemary Goudreau. It elicited a discussion of the Hold Your Ground law and deviated from the predicable.

In the end, the fact that Crist won the debate means nothing if the Broward Democrats can’t get their voters to the poll. They need to reach beyond the traditional condominium voters and prod the new communities of Caribbean-Americans and Hispanics to vote.

If the Broward machine and Crist’s team fails, we’ve got four more years of Rick Scott. But that would mean that you would have four more Halloweens that you can use the mask.

You can get one at

(I’m only reporting from a news release. I do not vouch for the website.)




8 Responses to “The Scariest Halloween Mask: Rick Scott”

  1. Chaz Stevens, Festivus says:

    On a positive note, Voldemort didn’t take the 5th!

  2. Rules says:


    Two observations:

    First, Crist has held the fan like a security blanket for years now. It’s something he needs at all times. His fan is around far more than his wife; but, Scott should have come out at seven. For those at the venue, however, this began at 6:45 and any moderator even at the high school level would have had it resolved within that fifteen minutes.

    Second, the Trayvon Martin case NEVER was about stand your ground. The only way SYG would have applied would have been if Trayvon Martin had killed George Zimmerman. Then, he would have had a defense. Zimmerman chose not to argue SYG and the media simply didn’t understand.

  3. Sam Fields says:

    I now concede that that I was probably wrong about “fangate”. I assumed this was a momentary reaction of Scott or his wife.

    After all, no political pro could think that refusing to show up would ever be a good idea.

    I envisioned his campaign manager shoving him out their like Angelo Dundee had to push Ali back into the ring in Round 5 of the first Liston fight.

    I was wrong.

    It now appears that his was a plan to rattle Charlie Crist the same way that Alex Sink was rattled when her Blackberry was exposed during the 2010 debate.

    Simply put: Charlie Crist ain’t Alex Sink. And they did not understand this.

    The expression goes that “history repeats itself, first as tragedy and second as farce.” In this case they skipped over tragedy and went directly to farce.

    I am sure Saturday Night Live will spoof this.

    I can’t say hundreds of thousands of votes changed. What I can say is that Scott will be off message from now to the end of the election. Insiders, attempting avoid blame, will be anonymously finger pointing.

    The Scott campaign will now look like a Roman Forum complete with backstabbing.

    If Crist wins, fifty years from now, this will be remembered as the defining moment of this election like Nixon’s sweaty upper lip in the 1960 debate with Kennedy.

  4. Scary says:

    If he showed up at my door on Halloween I would be scared he would be throwing my next door neighbor, a teacher, out of work.

  5. Mama Bear says:

    Scott’s bald head and beady little eyes are Halloween material.

  6. Sam The Sham says:

    Scott was right on all his facts and figures. Had all the right policy answers but nobody will remember any of that.

    What a disaster. The only way out of it is to admit his losing the debate, use some self deprecating humor and make his points clearly and understandably. Humor is key here.

    Scott was nervous, jumbled his words together, spoke too often about his mom in heaven and his dad in hell. He is a horrible speaker with horrible debate instincts.

    I don’t like the fact that he took the fifth ten million times about insurance fraud but he will still be twice the governor that Crist would be.

  7. Alice McGill says:

    I am surprised Charlie did not have a weathervane with him so he could check which way the wind was blowing and then tailor his comments to the wind’s direction.

  8. Sam The Sham says:

    Alice! Best line of the day!