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Florida Governor Gets Married
AP via AOL News ^ | December 12, 2008 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON

Posted on 12/13/2008 4:46:00 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 12) - Gov. Charlie Crist became the first sitting Florida governor to wed in nearly 42 years, exchanging vows Friday at a ceremony attended by some 200 relatives, friends and celebrities. The 52-year-old governor wed his 39-year-old bride, New York socialite Carole Rome, at First United Methodist Church, a short walk from Crist's rented condo in St. Petersburg. They had met at a dinner in New York City in September 2007 and Crist proposed less than 10 months later with a sapphire engagement ring.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: beard; charliecrist; florida; wedding; weddingbells

1 posted on 12/13/2008 4:46:00 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She looks like she’s thinking of hopping a bus to Vegas...


2 posted on 12/13/2008 4:48:18 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is a welfare program. Do you indulge?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

She looks like a man.


4 posted on 12/13/2008 4:50:35 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He looks good with a beard.


5 posted on 12/13/2008 4:51:31 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I heard her family is VERY wealthy.


6 posted on 12/13/2008 4:54:25 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Obozo.....friend of dictators and wannabee revoluuuushionaries !)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Uh, no.


7 posted on 12/13/2008 4:56:15 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

LOL. That IS the man. I meant the one in the dress. ;)


8 posted on 12/13/2008 4:56:46 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is a welfare program. Do you indulge?)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Here's a picture of the groom in white...


9 posted on 12/13/2008 4:57:20 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Impy; Clemenza

Epic fail.


10 posted on 12/13/2008 5:00:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
She looks like a man.

That's the governor you're looking at. She's to the left.

And doesn't look like a man to me.


11 posted on 12/13/2008 5:02:13 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
In attendance were former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg, Geraldo Rivera and Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler of Fla.

Geraldo & Wexler??

12 posted on 12/13/2008 5:06:29 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Gondring

“I’d wreck her.”


13 posted on 12/13/2008 5:07:13 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Gondring

Charlie Christ got married -— to a woman???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ4DyPTEJ6A


14 posted on 12/13/2008 5:08:08 AM PST by WaterBoard (Somewhere a Village is Missing it's Socialist.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Before or after the sex change operation?

LLS


15 posted on 12/13/2008 5:09:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! so sue me!)
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To: Gondring

If that is she on the right as well as on the left, it looks like she’s had some major work done on her face.


16 posted on 12/13/2008 5:12:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (If I can't go to Heaven right now, can I just go to Missouri?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wonder when all the psych analysis of Blago’s hair, etc., will be directed toward governor Suntan?


17 posted on 12/13/2008 5:20:37 AM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: NonValueAdded

“I wonder when all the psych analysis of Blago’s hair, etc., will be directed toward governor Suntan?”

The minute he decides to run for the ‘12 GOP nomination. The msm calls that “vetting,” like they did to Sarah.


18 posted on 12/13/2008 5:27:14 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Gondring

Damn it! you beat me to it LOL


19 posted on 12/13/2008 5:30:19 AM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Stuck Between Barak and a Hard Place(Pelosi))
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To: Gondring

She’s very pretty..........understatement of the week.


20 posted on 12/13/2008 5:33:00 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

We can’t have a First Lady with fake maracas!


21 posted on 12/13/2008 5:34:59 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good for them! I love weddings.


22 posted on 12/13/2008 5:39:43 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Yankee girl in a liberal church. Reckon he couldn’t catch a Southern Baptist.


23 posted on 12/13/2008 5:45:53 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Well, excuuuuuues me!
LOL


24 posted on 12/13/2008 5:46:39 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

why....hes a ‘Grick’.


25 posted on 12/13/2008 6:06:25 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

OK, I asked this before on a previous thread on the topic and got no answer so I’ll try again. I know nothing about Florida politics but I don’t understand why so many people assume Crist is gay. Is it just because he married relatively late in life? I mean, where does this come from?


26 posted on 12/13/2008 6:07:00 AM PST by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jalisco555
I know nothing about Florida politics but I don’t understand why so many people assume Crist is gay. Is it just because he married relatively late in life? I mean, where does this come from?

er...... from hanging out at gay bars. But that's just me.

I might not choose to go to a gay bar, but there's nothing wrong with going to a gay bar...Mr Crist didn't think it was wrong either.

Photobucket

27 posted on 12/13/2008 6:28:07 AM PST by erman
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To: jalisco555

Because he looks gay, kinda swishes around. His eyes definately have that twinkle. Also, there have been gay rumors about him going around for many years. He has not been “outed” by the gay establishment because his is relatively “gay friendly”. They have a big article about the issue in a local “artsy” type news weekly. (New Times).


28 posted on 12/13/2008 6:29:27 AM PST by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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To: Gondring

“He looks good with a beard.”

LOL.Very subtle humor.


29 posted on 12/13/2008 6:41:59 AM PST by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

not at 39...


30 posted on 12/13/2008 6:59:17 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Gondring

Gees, does he not know that vests are out?


31 posted on 12/13/2008 7:05:30 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

32 posted on 12/13/2008 7:09:54 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Gondring

Seems to have odd posture.


33 posted on 12/13/2008 7:11:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Paradox

didn’t they just outlaw gay marriage in FL?


34 posted on 12/13/2008 7:12:30 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
There's something about Crist that just doesn't add up.

As Hank would say:

"The boy ain't right!"

35 posted on 12/13/2008 7:33:52 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Charlie’s liberal preferences are of much more concern to me than his sexual preferences.

IOW, I’ll take a gay conservative over a hetero RINO any time.


36 posted on 12/13/2008 7:34:56 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Gondring
He looks good with a beard.

No kidding... LOL... That was my first thought too.

;^)

37 posted on 12/13/2008 7:35:57 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: ConservativeDude

I wish everyone would give it a rest about Gov. Crist. The only fault I can find with his wedding is inviting Wexler.


38 posted on 12/13/2008 7:37:19 AM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: varina davis

The reparative therapy seems to be working. Welcome to the team, Charlie!


39 posted on 12/13/2008 7:58:54 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: jalisco555
The public smear rumors about Crist started coming out from a former campaign worker with the Katherine Harris campaign. There was never any proof offered at all. Just nasty innuendo.

Tom Gallagher, heavily backed by the religious right, practically tried to run his whole whole campaign on the smear..and asked Crist in a debate why he didn't oppose civil unions between gays. Charlie responded, “I don't know Tom...I guess I'm just more of a live and let live kind of guy”.

Crist beat Gallagher with 77% of Floridian votes and has gone on to be one of the States most popular Governor's

The religious right turned on him because he refused to allow his office to become involved in the civil court case of Terri Schiavo while he was States Attorney General.. He told Jebb Bush that his office had no standing in the case under the Fl. Constitution. The USSC later agreed with his interpretation as did 80% of Floridians.

Americans in general do not respond well to dogmatic intolerance. It is a big part of why the GOP is becoming irrelevant. Hatefull lies from self righteous ideologues have become a staple of political campaigns and the country is tired of it. With all the problems we face, who sleeps with who or who is a "proper Christian" doesn't make a damn to the majority of Americans.

40 posted on 12/13/2008 8:00:33 AM PST by KDD ( it's not what people don't know that make them ignorant it's what they know that ain't so.)
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To: KDD

Thank you. And I agree with your comments in your last paragraph.


41 posted on 12/13/2008 9:34:52 AM PST by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
She looks like a man.

My thoughts exactly.

42 posted on 12/13/2008 9:50:42 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

LOL


43 posted on 12/13/2008 1:08:11 PM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Stuck Between Barak and a Hard Place(Pelosi))
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Ah, yes—the Runaway Bride of fond memory.

This one is not too badlooking, for a Beard.


44 posted on 12/13/2008 1:10:20 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: varina davis

The picture is a little scary, though: Crist looks a lot like Barry Manilow.


45 posted on 12/13/2008 1:18:31 PM PST by Laur
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

DANG!! She’s Hott!!!


46 posted on 12/13/2008 1:33:35 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

WHAT is wrong with y’all?? Jealous??? Obviously....


47 posted on 12/13/2008 1:34:53 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree

The “rumors” he is a homosexual seem very credible. “Open secret” level credible.

And he’s a RINO.


48 posted on 12/13/2008 2:13:00 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

49 posted on 12/13/2008 2:14:03 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: shaft29

A great look...clean-shaven with a beard!


50 posted on 12/13/2008 3:14:37 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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