We’ve seen epic denials from pols that are hall-of-fame worthy when they are caught in a sex scandal with someone of the same sex — think Larry “ never have been gay Craig , or Bob “black gay panic” Allen come to mind — but we’ve got a real winner today. Not only do we have a rare case of a female politician in the maelstrom of a lesbian sex scandal, but she’s (ahem) coming out of the box swinging away with an UNBELIEVABLE reason why the story cannot possibly be true.

First, the backstory.

A political scandal in Florida has become the stuff of soap opera, with a former aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll claiming that she caught her boss in a “compromising position” with another female staffer.

The accuser, Carletha Cole, was arrested in October and charged with releasing an illegally taped conversation to a Florida newspaper reporter. In the recording, published by The Florida Times-Union, Carroll’s chief of staff is heard complaining about Florida Gov. Rick Scott and others. If convicted, Cole faces up to five years in prison.

But the criminal case took a turn toward the bizarre this week, with the Associated Press citing court documents that claim Cole walked in on Carroll and a top aide, Beatriz Ramos, engaged in a sexual escapade in the lieutenant governor’s office.

Alrighty then. You always expect a  haughty denial, particularly in this case since Carroll is married and kids. And there are charges of retaliation since Cole has been fired (she passed a polygraph about this incident, btw). BUT…protect thy keyboards for this racist, homophobic statement by Carroll that is not to be believed — apparently she is the kind of black woman whose looks couldn’t possibly have her mistaken as a lesbo.

Carroll says, “The problem is that when you have these accusations that come out, it’s not just one person you’re attacking. It’s an entire family. My husband doesn’t want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am. I mean, my kids know the type of woman I am. For twenty-nine years - I’m the one that’s married for twenty-nine years. The accuser is the one that’s been single for a long time. So usually black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that.”

1) What does a black woman who has a lesbian sexual encounter look like?
2) What does ANY woman who has a lesbian sexual  encounter look like?
3) And did marital status ever stop any of these pols from swinging out?

The list of logical questions could go on and on, but we’re talking about a stone-cold bigot on the Sunshine State payroll allegedly caught with her knickers down with her travel aide. Feel free to watch her giggle away at her pathetic homophobic defense.