Thursday, October 11, 2012

Putting The "Hot" In "State Fungal Meningitis Hotline"

It appears that in trying to publicize a state hotline meant to spread information about a meningitis outbreak Florida Governor Rick Scott gave the wrong number and directed people to a sex chat line.  I think it plays to some kind of married woman / cheating fetish, because the recording with the phonesexy voice tells those who need to relate fungal meningitis-related information, "Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary."

Those who know the history of state hotline slipups involving Republican governors will here recall the Anal Action Hotline disaster of 1995.  As Campaigns and Elections magazine chronicled the event:
"The administration of Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R) . . . set up a toll-free number for residents to call with suggestions for cutting government. However, the 1-800-CUT-GOVT number was already being used as the "Anal Action Hotline." For $ 3.99 per minute, callers could get a sultry female on the phone who promises "hot and wild great action with women who love to take it up the a --." The mistake caused considerable embarrassment. 
Needless to say, red-faced pols on Beacon Hill set up a new number."
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