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Crist memoir: Rick Scott is a 'terrible governor,' Sarah Palin 'different,' Karl Rove a 'jerk'
St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Aaron Sharockman, PunditFact Editor

Posted on 01/09/2014 6:04:27 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

"....Crist also recalls the 2008 presidential campaign, his friendship with Republican John McCain and Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.

Crist writes that he and aides spent three days filling out a detailed questionnaire before McCain officials arranged an official meeting. The group, led by McCain confidant A.B. Culvahouse, met Crist at his parents' house on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. "We set up in the living room and stayed there all day,"....

...Weeks went by before Crist was told he wouldn't be McCain's running mate, he writes. McCain made the call to Crist personally, about 45 minutes before the world knew Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be the choice.

Crist describes Palin as "different."

"She was definitely different from anyone I'd ever campaigned with. … She gave the speeches she was asked to. She spoke with Sean Hannity of Fox News and Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The View.…But other than that, she talked to almost no one," Crist writes.

"She was campaigning in a vital swing state, and still never asked me: 'What's going on in Florida? What are the local issues here? What are people thinking about?' Even if she didn't care, why not make idle conversation?"

At another point in the book, Crist writes about his decision to skip a 2006 Florida campaign rally for President George W. Bush. Crist, who was running for governor, said he got a call from Bush adviser Karl Rove.

"You've never been yelled at until you've been yelled at by Karl Rove. 'You chickens---!' he bellowed, almost cutting off my hello. 'I can't believe you didn't show up last night to be with the president. What a chickens--- thing to do.' "He sounded so agitated, he was yelling so loud, I had to pull the phone back from my ear. I knew he was under pressure. I really thought....

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allaboutme; assclown; asshat; jerk; kissesforme; memeitis; memymyself; palin; pds
Charlie Christ's The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat is scheduled to be released Feb. 4. The Tampa Bay Times received an advance copy Wednesday.

I would suggest a better book - 2003 - Georgia Democrat Zell Miller's A National Party No More.

1 posted on 01/09/2014 6:04:27 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Weird. I recall Plain being quite interested in local issues throughout her time in national politics. Wisconsin comes to mind. I also specifically remember her appearing on Katie Couric and on NBC for interview...not just Hannity and Hasselbeck. In fact, I don’t recall her being on Fox much for interviews during the election. I am sure she was, but I saw her doing rallies and local interviews quite a bit. I don’t know how she appeared only with Hasselbeck either since the view has five hosts, and guests appear with all of them. They may have some one-off interviews, but I’ve never seen a clip of one in my memory...not even by Bar-ba Wawas.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:02 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I agree with him about one point: from what I’ve heard, Karl Rove is indeed a jerk.

Hope Crist enjoys being a Democrat/Communist and getting all those accolades from the lamestream media crowd and PMSNBC. Because that’s all he has left to look forward to.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:34 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Faggot sez 'what?'


4 posted on 01/09/2014 6:11:51 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Progov; The Cajun; trisham; RedMDer; Norm Lenhart; ...
"She was campaigning in a vital swing state, and still never asked me: 'What's going on in Florida? What are the local issues here? What are people thinking about?' Even if she didn't care, why not make idle conversation?"

Maybe because she realized you are are TOOLBOX Crist!

You weren't worth the effort and you have showed your Progressive Soul.

AssClown

5 posted on 01/09/2014 6:16:26 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

She had him pegged from the get-go!


6 posted on 01/09/2014 6:17:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KC_Lion

“AssClown”. Literally.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 6:19:00 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate

Huh? That is the first I have heard about that.

Crist may have been on a list, but Palin was selected by McCain's team. McCain said later his 'choice' was Lieberman.

Crist's assertion seems to lack authenticity.
8 posted on 01/09/2014 6:23:33 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; jospehm20
You can't fool a real Conservative by being a Fake one.

It's Like Faking a Yawn, everyone knows it's an Illusion.

Sarah has made all the right enemies, especially with Crist.

An Opportunistic Tool if I ever saw one.

9 posted on 01/09/2014 6:25:34 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.

Near only counts for horseshoes, hand grenades and nuclear bombs.

10 posted on 01/09/2014 6:25:49 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow - might want to reserve a copy of Charlie’s book in advance .... it’s going to be flying off the shelves like hot cakes. /s


11 posted on 01/09/2014 6:26:50 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a self-serving jerk this guy is.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 6:29:39 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Vaquero

13 posted on 01/09/2014 6:33:39 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Pictures of Charlie Crist are creepy enough to make me think that he could star in the dad-daughter sequel to the new mother-son Old Spice Commercial.

As to his lament that Palin wouldn't make idle conversation with him I would guess that ANY conversation with Charlie would be idle.

14 posted on 01/09/2014 6:43:56 AM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: ilgipper
Weird. I recall Plain being quite interested in local issues throughout her time in national politics.

She was/still is. What got ol' Charlie's goat is she didn't care what he thought.

15 posted on 01/09/2014 6:45:17 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Extreme Right. ROTFLOL


16 posted on 01/09/2014 6:59:30 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Vaquero

17 posted on 01/09/2014 7:03:21 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KC_Lion

“An Opportunistic Tool if I ever saw one.”

Indeed. I fail to see what appeal he would hold to anyone. Conservatives clearly don’t like him but wouldn’t liberals prefer to vote for someone who’s a true believer in their causes?

Just look at what happened to Arlen Specter for example.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 7:03:35 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: driftdiver

Dude is soooo creepy how did he get elected in the first place?


19 posted on 01/09/2014 7:05:16 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ilgipper
Weird. I recall Plain being quite interested in local issues throughout her time in national politics.

She may be different, but she is NOT plain.

20 posted on 01/09/2014 7:08:34 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: ReformationFan

He can’t win as an independent, left one party and is a late-comer to another. So show’s over for Charlie.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 7:13:37 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: jospehm20

BUTT MONKEY ass clown!


22 posted on 01/09/2014 7:17:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Could you imagine if Crist and not Sarah had been McCain’s running mate??

Obama would have won by 50 points, and the “savior” crap would have been even more deafening.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 7:22:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nascarnation

He knows how to work the system and tell people what they want to hear. Here in Florida I watched him work his way up the chain. Every office he held you could tell his goal was to get higher office. Before he was Gov he used state funds to build websites “for the people”. However, once he was running for Gov he pointed to those projects as examples of his success and caring for the people.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 7:25:28 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Interesting, thanks.

The guy creeps me out, but so does Obama, and look how far he’s gone, LOL.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 7:30:23 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: driftdiver

What’s Obama doing with his right hand and why is Crist smiling?


26 posted on 01/09/2014 7:44:58 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Impy; sickoflibs
>> Charlie Christ's The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat is scheduled to be released <<

>> I would suggest a better book - 2003 - Georgia Democrat Zell Miller's A National Party No More. <<

I think they're both frauds when you read their arguments.

Charlie Crist: All that stuff I said about supporting traditional marriage and gun rights in 2006, I didn't really MEAN it. And oh yeah, when I ran an "Independent" for Senate, I didn't mean that either. I realized all these years I was really a Democrat after I continually got my butt handed to me trying to get elected as a Republican and Independent.

Zell Miller: Thankfully I recently discovered I was really pro-life after my great-grandchildren were born, and I was conveniently NOT running for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Even though the Democrat Party has always supported abortion on demand since 1973 and I never had any problems with it before, they changed their views, I didn't change mine!!

27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:44:36 AM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She was definitely different from anyone I’d ever campaigned with. ................................. You betcha! She drew the largest crowds in Florida, and the people loved her. Hopefully she’ll come down and campaign for Scott. She won’t be campaigning for Crist, that’s for sure. Crist will concentrate on the S/E coast, where all the NYC Liberals moved to. Put them in power in FLA and it will become another NY. FLA doesn’t need to be NY South.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 11:30:04 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: KC_Lion; Cincinatus' Wife; 2ndDivisionVet; Progov; The Cajun; trisham; RedMDer; Norm Lenhart

Having recently met her, (on the anniversary of the day that lives in infamy, December 7) I don’t believe him, but I don’t give a rip either.

She is completely attentive, so if she ignored that phony Crist, she had good reason: SLEAZE & GAYDAR!


29 posted on 01/09/2014 12:17:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

30 posted on 01/09/2014 12:25:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: onyx
SLEAZE & GAYDAR!

Hammer meets nail!

31 posted on 01/09/2014 1:15:53 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Has FL ever had a “good” governor? Not to my knowledge


32 posted on 01/09/2014 7:02:17 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Theodore R.

Thanks to Scott trying to railroad George Zimmerman to please the lynch mob, Crist will be the next Governor of Florida.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 7:06:21 PM PST by sport
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To: onyx; Cincinatus' Wife; 2ndDivisionVet; Progov; The Cajun; trisham; RedMDer; Norm Lenhart; ...
I met Sarah on the Anniversary of JFK Assassination (Nov 22nd)

From what I saw, Sarah is the Most Honest and Genuine Person out there.

If she didn't talk with Crist it's because she didn't have anything to say.

SARAH HAS CLASS!!!

Unlike Mr. Faggy Meg Ryan Hair.

34 posted on 01/09/2014 8:08:53 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

BTTT


35 posted on 01/09/2014 8:11:44 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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