It's been a bad week for Rick Scott, and it's only getting worse.
In a move reminiscent of Mitt Romney's famous 2012 photo-op, when he used coal miners as campaign props who weren't paid for their time as anti-environmental, pro-coal human shields, Scott set out on another one of his PR tours yesterday, and it backfired all over his latest attempted warm and fuzzy governor moment:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is facing a tough re-election fight against former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) kicked off a tour on Monday highlighting his tough-on-crime law enforcement credentials and his support for 85 percent mandatory minimums for anyone convicted of a crime. But while the presence of uniformed police officers at the event made it appear that they were there to support his approach, many apparently were simply on-duty officers who thought they were there to provide security — in violation of state’s ethics law.