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Gay Rumors Dog Newly Engaged Crist

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.

On:           Jul 7, 2008
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    • Endymnion

      “The engagement comes as rumors swirl John McCain may select Crist as his running mate.”

      God, she must be in a state!

      Jul 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek

      Definitely a gay.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jude

      Can’t wait for that “gay scandal” to hit… he’ll be taking McCain down with him.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • todd

      Cindy is clutching her pearls at the thought of this!

      Jul 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom

      He is so gay, Cindy is also likely hiding her Prada pumps as well.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jude

      Cindy’s gonna lie down and have a few more pills, honey.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul

      Surely there’s a trick or 3 out there willing to blab if he was so out-n-proud…right?

      Jul 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Hmm…. let me see a rumored closeted gay man vs a avowed homophobe such as possible Obama vp Sam Nunn, I can’t decide!
      But of course some of you Obamatons will never see the light even after spectacles such as this weekends A.M.E. church General Conference.
      OBAmination = Bush III when it comes to religion and discrimination directed at us.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul

      Churchill-y: the one-note racist answer to the question no one asked.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane

      According to Sullivan, he should be squared around and assimilated if he’s married: It probably doesn’t matter to what, as long as you stickit in the same ol whatchamacallit repeatedly or give the appearance of due diligence.

      That picture is a winner: looks like a fairy taking flight!

      Jul 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida


      The above clip is from 2006. Why Andrew Sullivan is taking credit for reprinting what was reported in the South Florida New Times months ago as follow up to their pre-Gubernatorial election coverage as mentioned in the clip.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • For Crist's sake!

      Am I the only one who thinks this whole thing smacks of self-loathing? So what if the guy is Gay, Bi, whatever? Heaven forbid the bitter amongst us would ever look that good and have his resume at his age. Get over yourselves.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      just a quick question cuz im not from florida and im lazy lol, what is his stance on homosexual rights? cuz if he is against them, then out that S.O.B.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nate

      quick correction – the Green Iguana is not a gay bar, or at least ,the current version of it is not. There’s one on Westshore and I think one in Ybor. It’s not a biker bar or particularly gay un-friendly as I recall, and I’ve certainly seen other gay guys hanging out there, but it’s not a “gay bar” per se.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony Whitcomb

      Can we PLEASE stop using words like “suspected” when referring to someone possibly being a “homosexual.” Christ. Would you ever say, “suspected Negro Vin Diesel.” Who writes this shit?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      should we say alledged? lol

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      alleged*** oops lawl

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      Gay rumors around Crist will only create more attention for a McCain-Crist ticket, in an election where Obama’s guaranteed to soak up most of the media coverage. I doubt the rumors will turn people away, we’ve moved beyond that, even republicans. Further, they will remain just ‘rumors’ since major news channels will never speculate on the subject.

      If McCain’s camp has vetted Crist enough that they know no one can come up with evidence (i.e. an old cum-soaked towel from a motel tryst), they probably best go ahead with him.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 5:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C

      And Hopefully Obama will win over an McSane- Christy Ticket.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark

      Cindy McCain adores both Charlie Crist and Lindsey Graham.

      an heiress can never have too many CLOSETS

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark

      btw. a hillarious Charlie Crist picture caption contest at Blogactive

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP

      Clearly, McCain needs to put someone in charge of vetting Charlie’s sex life. Perhaps a bed vetter.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 1:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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