In response to the news that Jennifer Carroll had resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Florida, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Allison Tant:
“Floridians expected an administration focused on solving the problems facing Florida’s families, but instead got a scandal plagued Governor and a revolving staff door. Rick Scott and his administration have made a mockery of the Governor’s office — embarrassing Floridians while failing to accomplish his legislative priorities. Scott campaigned on changing Tallahassee but his first three years have been more of the same corruption and waste that taxpayers have come to expect from Florida Republicans.”
At first brush, such a partisan attack might seem appropriate, but, as a colleague convinced me, such a response is infantile and tacky. It’s only one step removed from trailer park language.