Politics

Scott and Crist Try Desperately to Spin #Fangate

Politicians and fans have one thing in common. They both spin furiously.

So it's no surprise that Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are trying to spin last night's bizarre brouhaha over a fan. Mind you, there are actually important issues to talk about, but let's talk about #fangate.

See also: Rick Scott Almost Bailed on Televised Debate Because Charlie Crist Got a Fan Onstage

Crist's campaign already has a web video out!

And graphics!

And more graphics!

And more graphics!

But Rick Scott won't sit there and take it. No, he has someone to edit Crist's graphics to make his own graphics!

Oh God, Scott is that guy who thinks it's funny to yell "NOT" all the time.

Scott also has a Buzzfeed article (authored through the community section by GOP operatives, not the site's editorial staff).

Scott also had an explanation sent to his campaign's email list:

Charlie Crist lost another debate tonight and he is desperate to change the subject... to his fan.

So, let's get one thing clear: Rick Scott never refused to take the stage and debate. In fact, our campaign was not notified Charlie had even taken the stage because the last we heard, Crist was in an "emergency meeting" with debate organizers pleading for his precious fan.

But Charlie Crist can bring his fan, microwave, and toaster to debates -- none of that will cover up how sad his record as Governor was compared to the success of Governor Rick Scott.

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Kyle Munzenrieder