You see the guy with the red cap in the photo? That’s my longtime pal Tony Pipitone. He’s a TV reporter in Florida who’s justifiably feared by that state’s politicians.
He’s also one of the old University of Maryland chums I get together with each fall for a Terps football game. (The infamous economist Skidar is sitting next to him in the blue hoodie).
Two days after the election, mealy-mouthed Gov. Rick Scott visited Orlando, and Tony was waiting for him. Watch how he absolutely hammers the skinheaded Scott over all the shenanigans the GOP pulled — unsuccessfully — to suppress the Democratic vote in Florida for the presidential election. (You have to scroll down to the slideshow at the end and wait through the commercial but it’s worth it, I promise).
Tony gives him the old Mike Wallace treatment, which is the highest compliment anyone can pay in television journalism, IMHO.
It’s hilariously great stuff, and even sweeter tasting because Tony’s an old friend of mine.
Way to go, Tony!