The Daily Show Lets Aasif Mandvi Loose on Florida Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi
December 14, 2011
Lawyers and non-lawyers who follow my Florida Criminal Appeals Attorney Law blog and/or my Florida Employment Attorney Law blog know that I’ve posted a few comments which are critical of Florida Governor Rick Scott. In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned Scott’s new drug testing policy for state employees. (The drug testing policy is also supposed to be applied to Florida’s welfare recipients). Thankfully, the ACLU stepped in and filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the policy from taking effect. As of today, the drug litigation continues over Scott’s drug testing policy.
Well, I came across a news report the other day that made me laugh out loud. Apparently Jon Stewart and the Daily Show staff learned of Scott’s drug testing policy, and decided to let correspondent Aasif Mandvi loose in Tallahassee. First, while Scott made a rare appearance at a press conference to unveil his state budget plans on December 8, 2011, Mandvi interrupted and asked Governor Scott to pee in a cup. Wow. Check out the report here. But that was not good enough for Mandvi. After attending Scott’s press conference, he went to another press conference and asked Attorney General Pam Bondi to do the same! At least Bondi handled the situation a little more humorously. According to another news report, Bondi was ready for Mandvi and actually gave him a cup containing a yellow substance and made a quick exit. Mandvi examined the contents, declared it to be apple juice, and made a few jokes for the reporters.
Since I came across the reports of Mandvi’s antics, I’ve been watching Jon Stewart nightly, waiting for Mandvi’s report to air. Nothing yet, but Mandvi was pretty funny last night in his report on Lowe’s being a sponsor of terrorism. If you need a laugh today, check out Mandvi on The Daily Show episode from December 13, 2011, at www.thedailyshow.com.