Rick Scott’s epic temper tantrum over his debate opponent Charlie Crist’s decision to bring a small plastic fan to the event at Broward University has been making headlines. Crist found himself standing alone on the stage for about six or seven minutes while Scott refused to debate because of the “illegal electronic device” on the stage.
Eventually, Scott joined Crist on the stage and embarrassed himself and his party, with his supporters quietly leaving in embarrassment. Perhaps the most hilarious point in the night’s events, however, was Scott’s babbling and incoherent attempt to explain the delay.
“And Governor Scott, why the delay in coming out over a fan?” moderator Elliott Rodriguez asked.
Scott, channeling Sarah Palin, offered a garbled, word salady response that is an embarrassment to any and all speakers of the English language. “I waited to see be he till we figured out he was gonna show up. He said he was gonna come to the, uh, he sss he said he was gonna come to the debate, so why come out until he’s ready?”
Scott did not explain how Crist standing alone in front of cameras waiting for him to cool down over the fan issue is in any way a sign of unpreparedness.
Watch Gov. Scott’s sweet, sweet humiliation, below: