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I swear these people are doing this as performance art. They've got to be. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, himself a monument to Republican crackpottery (and a bit of a crook, but I repeat myself) hasn't decided who he's going to pick for his new lieutenant governor, but he has some ideas. Like, say, ex-Rep. Allen West?
On AM Tampa Bay, the governor responded to a question by saying West "is a great American and a great patriot... he'd be a great Lieutenant Governor."
Alternatively, Gov. Rick Scott is blowing smoke up his fellow tea partiers' asses because even he's not crazy enough to think former America's Dumbest Congressman would make a good replacement for his now-resigned second in command. (Yes, that was another scandal. Wow, what are the odds.) For starters, making Allen West his lieutenant governor would require working with the guy, as in seeing him around a lot and listening to him talk. Possibly every day. I don't care how much of a wingnut you are, that would be a tough daily meal to swallow.

Again, we're faced with an existential question here. Do we hope for this? On one hand, there's the hilarity factor: Giving Allen West some actual power again, however small, would likely fill our days with fun stories on what Allen West is up to lately. I give it a week before he's deputized alligators or declared war on one of the Orlando theme parks; I give it a month before he gets the secession bug in his head and goes up to the panhandle with a hacksaw, intending to cut the whole state loose and set it adrift.

On the other hand, Florida has suffered enough at this point. I think. Maybe. I can't decide—these people do keep getting elected, after all. And once you've elected a Medicare crook as your governor, God help you, there's really not much further you can sink.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue May 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM PDT.

Also republished by Your Government at Work, DKos Florida, and Daily Kos.

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