Capitol Press Corps Lampoons Lawmakers For A Good Cause

Mar 15, 2013

The 58th (Sometimes) Annual Capitol Press Corps Skits took the stage at The Moon nightclub in Tallahassee this week.

Members of the media lampooned lawmakers - and themselves – while raising money for the Barbara Frye Scholarship fund.

The crowd was treated to skits with titles like “Ethics Reform School,” “Jenny Wants Respect” (poking fun at Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, whose resignation was announced the next day), and “Rick Should Retire.”

Gov. Rick Scott made his first appearance at the skits, arriving late and taking a seat front and center.

More than a thousand lawmakers, lobbyists and other politically connected folks in the Capitol showed up to hobnob.

The House and Senate even got in on the fun with videos and live performances of their own.

Check out the slideshow for skit highlights.

By the way, budding journalists can learn more about the Barbara Frye scholarship here.

Margie Menzel of News Service of Florida contributed to this story.