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Totally Straight Gov. Crist Won’t Just Give Himself the Senator Gig

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With Republican Sen. Mel Martinez announcing he’s immediately resigning as the U.S. senator from Florida (amidst speculation he wants the top job at Florida State University), one wild rumor blowing in the wind had heterosexual Gov. Charlie Crist — whose job it is to pick Martinez’s replacement — would appoint himself for the job.

Turns out, Crist — who has a storied history with gay rightsisn’t going that route … even though he’s running for senator next year.

Which means Crist is either going to pick somebody he knows he’ll easily defeat in November 2010, or he’s quite confident he can oust Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who’s up for re-election next year. Absolute power is so sexy sometimes.