Every year, Lauren’s Kids sponsors a walkathon event across Florida to bring attention to the prevention of child sexual abuse and treatment for abuse survivors. The charity event, started by former Broward resident Lauren Book, is supported by major sports figures, politicians, firefighters, police, teachers and regular moms, dads and kids. Earlier this weekend, Governor Rick Scott joined the Lauren Kids walkers in Miami Dade county as they start the journey to Tallahassee. On Sunday, Lauren’s Kids came to Broward.
Of course Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca (R-really?) was there to get a picture taken with Ms. Book. We doubt he was there to walk since he’s pictured wearing fancy Italian leather loafers and khaki pants. Most of the Lauren’s Kids crew wear sneakers, gym shorts and sunscreen.
LaMarca posted the pics all over social media, oblivious to the message it sends to average voters. Charlie Crist pulled a similar boner this week when his new website featured Crist wearing a fancy wrist watch. The fancy watches Crist’s favorite pozni schemer, Scott Rothstein, used to buy by the dozen.
It’s all artificial. All pretense. They pretend to be “men of the people” and “average Joes.” We’re not buying it this time.