Casey DeSantis again quips about her kids marking up Governor’s Mansion
Ron and Casey DeSantis head to South Beach to tout a big win in Miami-Dade County.

This isn't the first time the First Lady has riffed on the DeSantis kids' messy habits.

The First Lady returned to familiar, funny subject matter during Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign kickoff rally; namely, her kids “destroying the Governor’s Mansion.”

On Tuesday in West Des Moines, Casey DeSantis again explained the unique difficulties of raising small children in the Governor’s Mansion, and how the DeSantis youngsters can be a challenge in that state space.

“By the way, if you’re wondering why my voice is a little bit hoarse. Well, it’s because I’ve been negotiating with a three year old all day to day as to why they cannot color with permanent marker on the dining room table or in the bathroom or on the state wallpaper in the Governor’s Mansion,” the First Lady quipped.

Mrs. DeSantis has employed this theme before in the pursuit of relatability.

The First Couple was in Spartanburg for a Florida Blueprint event in April, 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


  • John Barron

    May 30, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Leona just can’t stop making things tough for the help. Trying to pose as a Jackie O wannabe, so pathetic!! Meatball Ronnand Leona using their kids as props for attention! Pathetic!!!

  • Donvanka

    May 30, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    So the DeSanctus children are untethered, unruly and undisciplined. As always in these situations, blame the parents!! Not fit for the White House!!!

  • Bad parents

    May 30, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    it doesn’t sound like they’re very good parents and they obviously don’t know how to control their children. The irony is they want to control all the children in Florida

    I really hope none of the children grow up gay! It was really hard to child emotionally

  • Ed's Marxist Alter Ego👍

    May 30, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    These crackers are crazy!! Nobody wants this guy in the Whitehouse! He’s blown it!!!

    • KKK Dems

      May 31, 2023 at 1:42 pm

      Racist that you are.

  • nail

    May 30, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    So the one who makes the laws for MAGATs to follow on how they should raise their children, can”t control their own. Why am I not surprised?
    When you live rent free for all these years , all those taxpayer funds, mean nothing, evidenced by the Desanti law that no taxpayer can see where their funds are going, who cares, The Handmaiden is too busy running her husbands failing election.

    When you can’t run a Presidential rollout on Twitter where it’s only voice, disaffect 90% of your audience because they had no direction on how to get on Twitter, even if there was nothing to hear. Then have your office staff, also being paid by the taxpayers, threatening media, if they do not donate! with follow up texts and emails, many that have their requests in without a signed budget, what can we expect? The organization is so incompetent!
    Don’t they ask themselves “If I can’t run something so simple, how am I going to run the government?.”
    DeSanti, as they are called, are so far over their heads they need to back out. He hasn’t even started to answer questions. His glass jaw will break into a million pieces when trump gets started on him.

  • Ron DeSantis wears High Heels

    May 31, 2023 at 12:58 am

    It’s going to be hilarious when one of their kids comes out as gay.

    • KKK Dems

      May 31, 2023 at 1:41 pm

      Just like you and your Dad.

  • KKKasey for Obergruppenkommandant

    May 31, 2023 at 7:20 am

    KKKasey and KKKimberly Guyfoiyle are the same!

    You NEVER see them together…

    The More You Know®️

  • Suze

    May 31, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Bless her heart. Isn’t that the southern knock down ! Maybe that connects with other handmaidens or 50s stay at home moms but they raised independent pro choice women that just puked kkkasey

  • Michael K

    May 31, 2023 at 8:51 am

    The damage to the governors mansion is a metaphor for the destruction Mr Casey inflicting on our state and its people. Can’t even keep his own kids under control but will not hesitate to control other people’s bodies and minds.

  • Pat O’Connor

    May 31, 2023 at 9:42 am

    family of spoiled brats. They’re all diisgusting and are ruining Florida.

  • Linda

    June 1, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    As a Mom, I know that you don’t keep permanent markers anywhere accessible to children. You keep an eye on your kids all day. You take them to parks and playrooms to be with other children. You can teach a child not to break valuable things.

  • Lia

    June 6, 2023 at 5:07 am

    Not believing the negative comments attacking DeSantis. In support of DeSantis.

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