Florida Governor Scrubs Memorandum Clearing Planned Parenthood of Wrongdoing

Yes, when the facts don’t work in your favor, by all means just bury the evidence. Republican governor and hairless Middle-earth cave-dweller Rick Scott was so thoroughly butthurt to discover that state investigators failed to find any wrongdoing on behalf of Planned Parenthood facilities there, he did what he had to do.

What happened next?

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s office scrubbed a press release written by his own regulators that found there was no “mishandling of fetal remains” at clinics run by Planned Parenthood and, at the same time, said it would refer doctors who worked at those clinics to the state Board of Medicine for possible disciplinary action. […]

The state released its findings of the Planned Parenthood investigations on Aug. 5. Emails between the governor’s office and AHCA, obtained by POLITICO Florida through a public records request, show the agency prepared a press release that same day noting that “there is no evidence of the mishandling of fetal remains at any of the 16 clinics we investigated across the state.”

Scott’s office revised the release to exclude that sentence, an email sent by Scott’s communications director, Jackie Schutz, shows. Additionally, the revised release noted the AHCA would refer physicians who worked at the clinics to the Board of Medicine for possible disciplinary action.

Desperate measures to cover-up the fact that Planned Parenthood isn’t doing anything wrong and that all of these investigations were sparked by videos that were deceptively edited.

Speaking of which, the following video has been making the rounds, and it’s hilarious:

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.