In this space on Friday, The Cricket passed along a story from The Miami Herald detailing how Steve MacNamara, chief of staff to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, OK'd a trip to the Sundance Film Festival for the state's new film commissioner, Shari Kerrigan -- overriding the film commissioner's boss, and ignoring new state policies against extraneous out-of-state travel.
Over the weekend, the Associated Press reports, MacNamara resigned - over this incident and other disclosures, notably a $360,000 no-bid consulting contract he helped steer toward a friend when he worked for the president of the Florida Senate.
It's not the first case this year of someone losing his job over a trip to Sundance. In March, two marketing executives for Microsoft's search engine Bing resigned over violating spending policies - in a case involving the Bing Bar hospitality suite at Sundance.
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