Florida’s Governor Gives Out Phone Sex Hotline Number

If the Republicans win in the elections next month, it won’t be for lack of trying to lose by their currently elected officials. The latest official to sacrifice himself in a heroic attempt to lose votes is Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida, reports Reuters:

In an embarrassing mistake, Florida Governor Rick Scott gave out a phone sex hotline number to Floridians seeking information on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

Scott was providing an update on the outbreak at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday when he announced what he said was the hotline’s toll-free phone line, but gave out the wrong number.

The governor’s office was alerted by a public radio station in Tampa, WUSF, which was monitoring the cabinet meeting and posted the number on its website.

The station said it was “quickly notified by a reader that the number instead connected to an adult telephone line.”

Callers are greeted with the recording of a woman’s voice saying: “Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary.”…

[continues at Reuters]

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17 Comments on "Florida’s Governor Gives Out Phone Sex Hotline Number"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Oct 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

    I nominate Gov. Scott for Politician that most looks like Voldemort.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Oct 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

    I nominate Gov. Scott for Politician that most looks like Voldemort.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Oct 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm |

      He hath many names . . .

      “Please allow me to introduce myself
      I’m a man of wealth and taste
      I’ve been around for a long, long year
      Stole many a mans soul and faith
      And I was round when jesus christ
      Had his moment of doubt and pain . . . “

    • Liam_McGonagle | Oct 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm |

      He hath many names . . .

      “Please allow me to introduce myself
      I’m a man of wealth and taste
      I’ve been around for a long, long year
      Stole many a mans soul and faith
      And I was round when jesus christ
      Had his moment of doubt and pain . . . “

      • Simiantongue | Oct 12, 2012 at 9:48 am |

        Michael Berryman is actually very intelligent and all around decent person. In spite of slight physical similarities a mirror opposite to Governor Scott. Just a point of trivia.

      • Simiantongue | Oct 12, 2012 at 9:48 am |

        Michael Berryman is actually very intelligent and all around decent person. In spite of slight physical similarities a mirror opposite to Governor Scott. Just a point of trivia.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Oct 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm |

      But then again, to give Voldemort his due, I also occassionally flub by forwarding numbers from my phone’s speeddial programming.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Oct 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm |

      But then again, to give Voldemort his due, I also occassionally flub by forwarding numbers from my phone’s speeddial programming.

  3. I’m used to politicians being stupid
    but having a stupid & ugly governor
    must be something peculiarly Florida

  4. I’m used to politicians being stupid
    but having a stupid & ugly governor
    must be something peculiarly Florida

  5. I suspect that the inspiration for the governor’s error can be found in his own personal (paid by taxpayer) phone bills.

  6. InfvoCuernos | Oct 12, 2012 at 12:10 am |

    If I ever get into an accident that leaves me with limited faculties, I’m going to move to Florida.
    It seems there is plenty of work for special needs officials.  

  7. InfvoCuernos | Oct 12, 2012 at 12:10 am |

    If I ever get into an accident that leaves me with limited faculties, I’m going to move to Florida.
    It seems there is plenty of work for special needs officials.  

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