On Thursday, former Florida governor Charlie Crist turned in his paperwork to become a Democrat, and took the time to criticize his successor, Republican Rick Scott.
“I am disappointed. It started with rejecting the high speed rail. When I was governor we had several special sessions to try to tee that up to the us dept of transportation, working on Sunrail. We were successful, I think, in proving that Florida needed it, wanted it and was ready for it. So I think that was disappointing. De-funding education: $1.3-billion the first year. As a public-school kid that really bothered me and disappointed me. The way the environments being treated. The disabled.
We could go on, but I won’t,” Crist said, adding that public servant need to be compassionate.
Crist said one of the main reasons he switched teams is because Democrats “care, and they’re compassionate.”
Oh, not because you’re jockeying for a position in the Obama administration?
When asked about his signing of a 2006 petition to put a ban on same-sex marriage in the Florida constitution, Crist was all apologies: “Would I do it today? No. I think the best way to judge where my heart is is to look at the deeds that I have done, whether as attorney general [or] governor—restoration of rights, civil rights cases, things of that nature—that show a compassionate heart and hopefully someone who cares and knows who the boss is. And the boss is the people of Florida.”
Will he come out of the closet finally now?
Additionally I believe he also supported a law against gays adopting. So he can apologize, but in response I would like to say to Charlie, how about he goes and fucks himself.
@Cam: Rare though it may be, I totally agree with you on this one. Crist “saved” his faltering career by marrying a woman, when everyone in the country knows he’s a closet case. Saving face at this point is moot—he may think he’s pacifying us, but for me personally, this just shows me how deceptive he’s willling to be to stay in office.
Then again, no one’s ever accused Florida of possessing a reasonable political field of candidates.
Many more will be defecting from the Republican party. People won’t tolerate such an exclusive platform. Here’s an old joke from the 70’s 80’s? What is a Russian Orchestra after if visits the United States? A string quartet.
They must be getting winter freeze warnings in hell if you and I are agreeing on something. lol
As much as I want to be forgiving I don’t want to be foolish.
Is he sorry or “so sorry”….
The true nature of the beast will come out, whether it’s Crist, Boehner, or Scalia. They’re mean, insensitive, hateful hypocrites who need to be put out to pasture in the ‘old farts farm’.
Shit on me once, shame on you….
Shit on me twice, shame on me….
Sorry Charlie I don’t believe you are my friend or any gay person friend, at all…
You already have sold your soul to right wing and Rush already thinks of you as his b!tch.
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