Skip to comments.State GOP to Put Crist Up for Auction on eBay
Posted on 04/30/2010 1:46:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
It's one thing to call a guy the new Benedict Arnold. But things are really crossing the line when you try to sell them on eBay.
The state Republican Party, clearly still upset at Gov. Charlie Crist about the whole independent thinking decision, is reportedly ready to auction off anything related to Crist found in the state headquarters.
That includes a handsome oil painting of the once beloved governor that once greeted visitors when they walked in the door. The $7,500 portrait was paid for by party money and since Crist is a Republican no more, they figured they might as well get some of their money back.
I dont need the picture and it was paid for by party money," said Sen. John Thrasher, chairman o fthe state GOP. "Hes no longer a Republican, so its logical to me that we try to see if we can get some money for it.
Crist announced Thursday that he was leaving the GOP to run as an independent in the 2010 U.S. Senate race. He officially filed before the noon deadline on Friday. Many analysts belive the move takes Republicans out of the driver's seat and into a dead heat against two worthy adversaries in Crist and likely Democrat candidate U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.
The Republican candidate will be Miami-native Marco Rubio, who was destroying Crist heading into the primary. Meek came out and said he was in a "commanding position" after the Crist announcement, despite a poll that shows him in a close thrid place.
Republican leaders nationwide were angered by Crist's unprecedented decision and vowed never to let him into their clubhouse again. That apparently includes wiping his images from their memories.
It's unclear how much Crist's painting and other trinkets will go for, but we are waiting for the post and watching to see who bids. We could think of a few takers who would want a oil rendering of the governor, including his competition.
Meek could buy it to use during his victory speech because he's already declaring victory thanks to Crist's move.
And Rubio could swoop in at the last-minute, win or lose, and use it as a new dart board.
Anyone wanna gather for a bonfire?
He doesn’t even deserve an equestrian statue with the boots reversed. Maybe one of a jackass.
I trust the minumum bids are really low.
I bid a used Obama/Biden Bumper Sticker.
Does he come with a tanning bed?
It won’t burn well after being used as a urinal cake.
I will buy the picture if he pays me!
He should be made (through a Court of Law) to give back the money that was given to him by the Republican Party, nationally and the Florida State GOP. He “stole” the money from the Republican Party, under false pretenses, to use to run as an Independent.
HE NEEDS TO REPAY THE FRIGGIN’ MONEY!!!
“The state Republican Party, clearly still upset at Gov. Charlie Crist about the whole independent thinking decision,...”
Sure glad it was his ‘independent thinking’ and not that sore loser thing.
As I often tell my boys, everything burns if you get it HOT enough. ;)
In aboout seven months or so, he will be "Mr. Nobody" and can go back to dancing as a cross-dresser, etc.
ROFL... Sweet! Sounds like some folks in FL’s GOP have the right idea! :)
As for Meek saying this hands him the victory??? ROFL! Polls are saying Crist pulls WAY more votes from Meek than Rubio! It’s all wishful thinking, IMHO.
Must not be up on ebay yet. I did a search for that Crist oil painting and was going to make a bid. I’ve always had a fantasy about defacing a $7,500 oil painting and I figure this is my chance. I was going to try my VERY poor oil painting skills to make Crist look like the Prophet Muhammad, so I could insult Crist and piss off the muslims at the same time.
Thanks for the ping.
YUKK!!! 2 OF THE BIGGEST RINO’S IN AMERICA’S HISTORY!!