During a debate with candidate Rick Scott, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink was caught cheating.
What a way to level the playing field after continually attacking Rick Scott on ethics.
As the video reveals, Sink is shown debate advice on a cell phone during a break. Scott notices and brings the violation to a staffer's attention and mentions the cheating during the debate (also seen on the video).
Ridiculously, Sink fired the staffer who sent the message and offered no apology for her actions.
Does Sink owe an apology? Of course. She had a choice, assuming she knew the rules (Scott knew the rules).
She could have looked at the makeup artist instead of at the phone screen and asked the girl if she's crazy. It's against the rules to show her something like that. Or she can read the information and hope nobody notices.
Sink chose the latter, then used her staffer as a scapegoat. Clearly the type of leader we need in Florida.
No admission that she read the message?"After the debate tonight, one of my campaign advisers admitted he tried to communicate with me during one of the breaks," Sink said in the statement. "While he told me it was out of anger with Rick Scott's repeated distortion of facts, it was a foolish thing to do. It violated a debate agreement and I immediately removed him from the campaign."(Politico)