It’s unfathomable to think that Charlie Crist could possibly sink any lower in his desperate attempt to cling to power. Alas, Crist is doing his best to usurp Alan Grayson as the most despicable politician in the state of Florida.
As we have heard, Bill Clinton had evidently worked out an arrangement for Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek to drop out and endorse Crist. Meek changed his mind, but evidently Charlie has kept up the pressure.
Mr. Crist, the Florida governor, had called Mr. Meek, a Miami congressman, earlier that morning, about 4:50 a.m., leaving a voice mail asking if they could meet up at the AIPAC gathering. “I’ll call you later this morning and see if we can work out a time to get together just you and me,” Mr. Crist said in the voice mail, which was played for Washington Wire by Mr. Meek. “Take care, buddy.”
Mr. Meek was scheduled to speak at AIPAC about 8:30 and Mr. Crist at 10, but the governor showed up an hour early in hopes of catching the congressman.
Mr. Meek said he tried to avoid Mr. Crist, but as he left the stage, “there he was, right in front of me.”
“He said, ‘If you were to drop out and work with me and help me we together can beat Marco Rubio,’” Mr. Meek recalled. “I said, ‘Governor, that’s a non-starter.’
“Then he dug down into his pocket and pulled a small cross out,” Mr. Meek continued. “He said his sister gave it to him and he wanted to give it to me so I would think about it.”
Now we should be cautious here as this is simply Meek’s account, though I do tend to believe the veracity of this story. If true, though, this is one of the most disgusting and cynical ploys I have ever heard of.
Crist’s humiliating defeat on Tuesday is going to be enjoyable.