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Charlie Crist: Lamest of the lame ducks?

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After a fundraiser for his U.S. Senate campaign, Charlie Crist is, again, away from the Capitol during the heart of Florida’s legislative session. Here is Governor Crist’s schedule for today, as reported by The Palm Beach Post:

10:30 a.m.: St. Lucie River and Estuary tour with Florida Environmental Protection Department Secretary Mike Sole, Sunset Bay Marina and Anchorage, Stuart.

12:30 p.m.: Indian River State College visit, Fort Pierce.

2 p.m.: Indian River County economic development roundtable, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, Vero Beach.

5 p.m.: $500/head reception, hosted by John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted, at Quail Valley River Club, Vero Beach.

6:30 p.m.: Indian River GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, The Club at Pointe West, Vero Beach.

Last week, Crist was in Tampa Bay for the better part of the week, with appearances and fundraisers scheduled from Wednesday through Sunday.

This kind of schedule begs these questions: Has Charlie Crist learned anything from when he was harshly crticized for taking 10 weeks a year off from his official duties? More important, has there been a Governor more irrelevant, less needed, or less wanted in Tallahassee than Charlie Crist?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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