March 17, 2008

THE SWEET SPOT IN POLITICS...:

More Election Troubles in Florida, but That Doesn’t Bother the Governor (ABBY GOODNOUGH, 3/17/08, NY Times)

What does Gov. Charlie Crist, the staunchly sunny (and tan) chief executive of Florida, think about the national attention his state’s latest ugly election dispute has drawn?

“It’s good,” Mr. Crist said in an interview last week. “We’re trying to make sure that a huge bloc of Florida voters are not disenfranchised, and I think that’s always a good thing.” [...]

Mr. Crist’s recent pleas for the Democratic National Committee to seat Florida’s delegates at the nominating convention this summer — a right lost after the state Democratic Party broke national rules by holding the primary before Feb. 5 — undoubtedly help his image as a benevolent centrist.

But Mr. Crist, a career politician 15 months into his first term as governor, may well have other motives.


...is right where you get to do the right thing for others and it's good for you personally. Enfranchising his citizens while detonating the Democratic national party is as sweet as it gets.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 17, 2008 7:44 PM
Comments

Crist is a closet lib.

Posted by: erp at March 18, 2008 8:42 AM
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