Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.

Motorola Droid Gets Government Aide Fired

Print comment Post Comments
It may not have been as scandalous as a concealed listening device or a unhealthy layer of flop sweat, but a Motorola Droid played a part in costing a campaign advisor his job.

Monday evening, CNN televised Florida's gubernatorial debate between Democratic nominee Alex Sink and Republican nominee Rick Scott. During a commercial break as both candidates were getting gussied up by their respective make-up artists, Sink was handed a Motorola Droid containing a two-sentence message written by her aide. According to CNN, the message read: "The attorney who [w]on the Sykes suit said alex sink did nothing wrong. Tell not to let him keep talking about her."

The bad news -- other than the aide's spelling and grammar -- no personal messages are permitted during the debate. Scott spotted the infraction and alerted a CNN official.

After the debate, Sink's campaign issued a statement that the aide was Brian May, who also signed the rules agreement prior to the television appearance and was subsequently removed from the campaign. Sink said, "After the debate tonight, one of my campaign advisors admitted he tried to communicate with me during one of the breaks." Adding, "While he told me it was out of anger with Rick Scott's repeated distortion of facts, it was a foolish thing to do. It violated a debate agreement and I immediately removed him from the campaign."

Although it's quite an embarrassing faux pas, Scott was responsible for two gaffes following the message delivery. Not only did he snidely mention Sink's offense on air after it had been addressed, he showed a glaring ignorance of modern technology.

"First Alex, you say you always follow the rules," Scott said. "The rule was no one was supposed to give us messages during the break, and your campaign did with an iPad or an iPod."

Mistaking an Android for an iPhone is one thing, but wow. "An iPad or an iPod?" Apple products too obscure for ya, Rick?

If Scott wins, keep him away from any legislation involving tech.

POSITION:  No positions in stocks mentioned.