Ron DeSantis, Casey DeSantis discuss ‘slime and crayons’ in the Governor’s Mansion

'It is our way of leaving our 'mark' on the mansion after we leave.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Casey DeSantis told a 600-person crowd at a Baptist church in Spartanburg that their legacy includes “slime and crayons.”

The First Couple was in Spartanburg for a Florida Blueprint event, when Mrs. DeSantis explained the unique difficulty of raising three small kids in the “museum” style Governor’s Mansion.

“Living in the Governor’s residence, it’s wonderful,” the First Lady said. “In one of the rooms you have this early 19th century French wallpaper; the dining room is very special. But our kids go running in there because they think it’s a giant color by numbers.”

The First Lady continued, describing the humorous scene.

“So it’s funny. So you see this guy (the Governor) running in with a magic eraser after him, which we have found that it doesn’t do any damage. It actually takes macaroni and cheese colored crayons off the walls,” Mrs. DeSantis said.

“But he’s also learned living in the Governor’s residence, which is wonderful. The nice rugs that they have on the ground. If you have a six year old and a five year old, spill slime all over, it’s OK. If you move quickly, it doesn’t get embedded in there and never comes out,” Mrs. DeSantis contended.

“But when you come and visit Tallahassee and we invite you all and you take a tour, look around because you will see slime and crayon marks because it is our way of leaving our ‘mark’ on the mansion after we leave,” Mrs. DeSantis explained.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Donald J Trump

    April 19, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Vote for me. I’ll protect LGBT and abortion rights in Florida. I’ll send in the military if I have to.

  • Michael K

    April 19, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    The only slime I’m aware of in the governor’s mansion was photographed wearing white Nancy Sinatra go-go boots.

  • Anna

    April 19, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    So they can’t control their kids and they’re trashing public property. Nice.

  • Penny

    April 20, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Not funny.

  • Cjd

    April 20, 2023 at 10:24 am

    This story is not even newsworthy!

  • Obergrupenkommandant Rhonda Santis

    April 24, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Bereft of dignity, the Clampetts have taken over the ce-ment pond and will be the subject of a Netflix series someday…these Qristian pogroms of homophobia, antisemitism and misogyny will be remembered.

  • Beth

    April 28, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Did they talk about how they are disregarding our constitution and eliminating free speech in Fl? If there actually was a god do you think he would let these two wanna be nazis be in the governor’s mansion? They need to gather up the Hitler youth and get out.

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