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The Daily Show strikes again: Pam Bondi plays along, hands them a cup

BondiccAttorney General Pam Bondi was ready when Comedy Central reporter Aasif Mandvi approached her after her press conference on Thursday.

"You supported the TANF drug test bill and I am just wondering if today you would be willing to undergo a drug test of your own as somebody who receives taxpayer money?" asked the reporter for Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show," just as he had asked Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday. It's a reference to the bill legislators passed last year requiring all welfare recipients to pass a drug test but the measure was challenged by the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and put on hold by an Orlando court. Gov. Rick Scott is appealing the ruling and Bondi's office is defending it.

Bondi pulled out a platic cup? "Well, that's very interesting that you should say that,'' she said. "Because as attorney general, I'm always prepared."

"You have a sample of your urine!,'' Mandvi exclaimed.  "Is this really your urine?"

His cameras followed Bondi as she and her entourage walked away. "Thank you have a great day,'' Bondi said. "My name's on the top."

It was, scrawled in Sharpie pen. "How do we know it's your urine,'' Mandvi asked incredulously. "How do we know it's not apple juice. Alright we will test this in the lab."

BondicupAs his camera crew returned, he looked at the cup. "It says Pam Bondi. I don't know if it's really urine though.'' He smelled it. "It's apple juice." He tasted it. "It's apple juice."

His cameraman noted, "She's a pretty woman." Mandvi agreed. "She just has incredibly beautiful smelling urine."

Meanwhile, the Daily Show also asked several legislators, most of whom voted for the bill last year, to pee in a cup. Those who agreed: Rep. Joe Abruzzo, D-West Palm Beach, Rep. Jose Feliz Diaz, R-Miami, Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, and Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando.

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Dan

Pam Bondi stole this from Fox's "House." Either that or the woman drinks SO much apple juice that she should be dead from arsenic poisoning any minute now.

Jennifer

Amazing that it takes a comdedy show to expose the hypocracy of the people elected,rather bought and paid for by corporations, eager to use Florida as a lab for the GOP agendas - K-12 kids' education as a money pot for profit, zero consumer protection, union destruction,limited voting ability, zero protection from polluting companys, etc. Even with this testing, follow the money to see who really is on the benefiting hugely.

Tom R

Wow What investigative journalism by a Comedy Show. Good for AG Bondi! She didn't miss a beat in being disrespected, hey but that's what liberals do, go after anyone with an (R) after their name.
I would say Bondi and Gov. Scott have no problem in submitting a urine sample, since Comedy Central wants to hold them as accountable as Welfare Recipients.

Sean Brendon

Force politicians to undergo UA first. They get most of our tax dollars.

Herman

Reference to Huckabee Show; What I'm getting is that Obamacare is uncostitional? Ok before ObamaCare, Hospitals were allowed to turn away none paying recipients, by the way its against Massachussetts State law not to have health insurance. It's also unconstituional to hire an employee below minimum wage, but it still happens with migrant workers. Get out there and see how skilled a worker you are picking oranges or crops. If... you won't do it yourself, or you don't want your kids doing it, then don't expect someone else to do it. EPA Regulation; the whole idea of small business is to supplement corporate risk. Small businesses are allowed to pollute more than corporations, corporations have to have trained handlers in the disposal of environmentally unfriendly material. Small Business are all they have to do is pass it on to someone, that is underpayed and lacked in training, of disposal of environmentally unfriendly materail, which makes the small businees the perfect candidates for outsourced jobs and liability. The corporations are still polluting as much, just on a smaller scale because their outsourcing jobs to small business that are unregulated. I don't see how suing the government is patriotic and I see it as being frivalous.

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