Gay Rumors Dog Newly Engaged Crist

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Things are no doubt sticky on Charlie Crist’s end.

The Floridian Governor and suspected homosexual celebrated this Fourth of July by getting engaged to his convenient girlfriend, New York socialite Carole Rome. The engagement comes as rumors swirl John McCain may select Crist as his running mate. Thus, the impending nuptials would provide great cover for all the distasteful gay debate surrounding the well-tanned politico.

But, like so many rumors, this one simply won’t quit.

Unfortunately for Crist, homo-journo Andrew Sullivan used the loving arrangement to revive an old story about Crist frequenting a gay bar called The Green Iguana.

The rumors about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Green Iguana just wouldn’t go away. The story goes that the Florida governor frequented the Green Iguana, a bar in Tampa, back in the early 1990s when he was just starting his political career. He was less careful back then, people say, and during his partying at the Green Iguana, he was openly gay.

When I got Rick Calderoni, the bar’s well-known owner, on the phone, I expected him to stonewall me about it.

He didn’t.

Calderoni, who is gay, confirmed that Crist came into his bar quite often and that the two of them became friends.

Getting to the point, I asked him if he knew Crist to be gay.

“Yes,” he answered bluntly. “I just wish he would come out and admit it. That would be a great thing if he did.”

Crist, obviously, denies he’s a homo. Even if the Governor is a straight man, we highly doubt McCain’s going to touch this mess with a twelve-foot pole. In other words, Crist’s dreams of the White House are just that – dreams.