Let’s discuss Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ weird white boots

DeSantis Boots twofer
This is the second time in recent months that DeSantis has 'pulled a Dukakis.'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was heavily criticized yesterday for showing up in the Fort Myers Beach area wearing campaign gear, stopping Hurricane Ian relief efforts for a photo-op, and then calling residents liars after they expressed frustration with the DeSantis-induced recovery delays.

But there also appears to be quite a bit of discussion about Ron’s tall, impeccably clean, white boots.

While many people have famously worn white boots in the past, like shrimp boat captains, Lt. Dangle in “Reno 911,” and of course, Nancy Sinatra, it was certainly surprising to see the Republican Governor surveying hurricane damage in what appeared to be the Green M&M’s boots.

As others have pointed out on Twitter, politicians have shown up to disaster areas in galosh-like boots in the past, but the decision to wear sparkling white, knee-high boots to survey storm wreckage is unique to DeSantis.

Of course, this is the second time in recent months that DeSantis has “pulled a Dukakis,” and sported something incredibly embarrassing. Back in August, the governor released a “Top Gov” campaign ad spoofing the new Top Gun: Maverick film, only to show himself wearing an odd-fitting helmet that closely resembled the popular “limecat” meme.

For the most part, DeSantis’ response to addressing the storm’s aftermath has been noteworthy, and his willingness to put aside politics and work with the Biden administration has also been admirable.

But for the moment, unfortunately, it appears that Ron “white boots” DeSantis is trending, and the jokes are piling up.

Here are a few of ’em …


Colin Wolf reporting via Creative Loafing Tampa.

Creative Loafing


  • Tom

    October 4, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    I am FP legendary dumbass.

    • Tom

      October 4, 2022 at 1:19 pm

      I own you pussy boy, Joey corsin moron. You are done! Legends stand tall to obsessed types like you.
      You have nothing besides mommy’s bed and incest! LMAO

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 3:24 pm

        Pay no attention to fake Tom… mentally and intellectually crippled Tom.. going on about how he’s a legend of some shit can website 😂

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 8:45 pm

        Incest Joey, banging mommy.
        You can’t stand to the legend.

  • tjb

    October 4, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Kinky Boots. Ron is finding his inner self.

  • Tom

    October 4, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Poor choice Gov. you can do better.
    May be state supplied, regardless not a good look.
    But Really?
    100 plus lost lives, people’s lives destroyed.
    Destruction and this is what you mental morons tweet? Grow up.

    • Charlie Crist

      October 4, 2022 at 5:46 pm

      👆 Biggest moron on this website calling other people morons.

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 8:44 pm

        Mental moron Joey soros corsin.

  • marcus

    October 4, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    These are same type and color or boots any farmer might wear. They rre next to indestructible and serve their purpose. Perhaps the author might want to insure that his brain is engaged before acting the roll of a key board warrior.

    • Jay Smif

      October 4, 2022 at 6:46 pm

      Pudgy fascist Ron DeSantis is a massive pussy and has never worked a day in his worthless life.

  • Ava

    October 4, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    What a silly weird petty little man-boy you are, Colin Wolf. You wish you could fill the boots of America’s Governor, regardless of the color.

    • Plurabelle

      October 9, 2022 at 11:41 am

      It’s hilarious you think DeSantis is America’s governor. The rest of the country thinks you’re all lunatics on bath salts. I’m from Florida and we stopped going there for vacation in 2020 because you all are clearly nuts. Florida man is used to insult people, not a compliment. .

  • Pat

    October 4, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    I would think that you would have better subjects to ds a write about! Those boots may be white but they are one of the best made. Find something better to do with what you think is your sense of humor.

  • Al

    October 4, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    I am more concerned with allegations of stopping relief efforts for photo ops and calling residents liars.

  • David in Shoreline

    October 4, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Um, the Governor has been jumping in and out of boats all week, surveying the damage and giving briefings. He needs a good pair of boots. I can’t imagine he gave one second of thought to what color they were. He’s doing a great job.


      October 4, 2022 at 11:55 pm

      He is obsessed with ruining people’s lives. His war on gays, book banning and intolerance of immigrants is appalling! He is a dangerous man!

  • Johnny Spartacus

    October 4, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    These are called “shrimp boots” or “mullet boots” , and are in use by working men on every commercial fishing boat in Florida.

    Please go on mocking them, lefties.

    • marylou

      October 5, 2022 at 2:02 pm

      Playing Dress Up again! First, his son’s Junior Fighter Pilot costume, and now he’s Captain Ahab..maybe not Moby–but some kind of Dick.

    • Keith

      October 5, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      Ha, DeathSantis pathetically pandering to the blue collars

  • James E. Sloan

    October 5, 2022 at 12:13 am

    First let me say that I am not a supporter of Governor DeSantis and would never vote for him in future elections. But he is now facing and leading us through recovery from a monumental environmental disaster and coordinating support from all levels of our governmental agencies. So far he has shown leadership we should expect from our governor. Let’s keep criticisms constructive and not irrelevant like white boots and M&M colors. To overcome a hundred billion dollars of destruction and help a million victims will require all Floridians to work with unity and make the right decisions about our future.

  • CB

    October 5, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    It’s crazy to me how the “tough guys” on the right always fall behind the thinnest-skinned weaklings like Ron lololol

    • AD kirby

      October 7, 2022 at 8:03 am

      You are pathetic if you think Ron is thin skinned or weak. He is one of the strongest leaders in America. Make no mistake about that.

  • David Betsch

    October 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    You might call him puss in boots, but the boots are white, not black. Instead we’ll just say he was pussyfooting around Florida.

  • Michael Killoren

    October 8, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Ms. Dee Dee Bootsy – but don’t say Gay. Ever.

  • bootboy

    October 18, 2022 at 4:06 am

    What brand of boots are those? I have only seen them on lobster fisherman with normal sized calfs; not fat calf governors.

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