According to the Rubio campaign, here are the details on Crist’s interview, by the numbers:
11 – minutes long
2 – back-waxing references
1 – hint about leaving the Republican Party and running as an independent
1 – comparison of Rubio to a thief
1 – barber as “validation” of his fiscal conservative credentials
Here are some of the highlights (or is it lowlights?) of Crist’s appearance:
CRIST: It has come out in news accounts he had a Republican Party of Florida credit card that he charged $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax — we are not sure what all he got at that place.
GRETA: Wait a second, stop. A back wax? Wait a second.
CRIST: I don’t know what it was, you know?
GRETA: I know, but was there a suggestion it was for a back wax or are you being flip?
CRIST: I don’t know what it was. …
CRIST: You spend $130 for maybe a haircut, maybe other things, I don’t know, what you do at a salon when you are a guy.
HINTS ABOUT LEAVING GOP AND RUNNING AS INDEPENDENT
CRIST: People deserve, Greta, as I know you feel, to have an informed vote when they go ahead and cast their ballot whether in a Republican primary or the general election, and I feel the same way.
COMPARISON TO THIEF
GRETA: It would make a difference to me with the use of the credit card I understand he paid it back. Did he a pay it back before or after he got caught?
CRIST: He paid it back after he got caught. That’s like saying I’m going to go and steal something, and if you don’t catch me I’ll never pay back, but if you catch me I’ll go ahead pay it back.