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Charlie Crist goes batshit crazy on Greta’s show

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I really don’t like using the words of one campaign to attack another, but I just got the e-mail from Marco Rubio’s campaign about Charlie Crist’s appearannce on Fox’s Greta Van Susteren’s show last night and I have to agree that Crist’s appearance was certainly bizarre. I was actually reading through the full transcript again because I just couldn’t believe how batshit crazy my good friend Charlie Crist sounded.

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.


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.


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.

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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