Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Democrat on the run

Q. You're a Democratic state senator in Florida who's just been charged with felony theft for illegally misusing government employees on your re-election campaign. A local TV news crew shows up at your Orlando office. What do you do?

A. RUN!
State Senator Gary Siplin (D-Orlando) jumped over a fence to avoid Channel 9's cameras minutes after learning he was charged with two crimes. ...

Siplin made a dramatic exit from his office Monday. Even for a politician who has become known for some unusual behavior, it was jaw-dropping.
Siplin scaled a chain-link fence behind his senate office in Pine Hills and jumped into a waiting car. Just an hour and a half before, State Attorney Lawson
Lamar announced a third-degree felony charge of grand theft had been filed against Siplin, as well as a misdemeanor of using services of officers or employees. He apparently was trying to avoid being seen by Channel 9 cameras waiting at his office


There's video, and a big hat tip to a new blog buddy, The Great Satan.

-- McCAIN

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