'BI'PARTISANSHIP  3:14 pm February 9, 2009

Charlie Crist Jumps At Opportunity To Promote Obama’s Stimulus Package

by Jim Newell

Orange Florida Governor Charlie Crist is still so mad at John McCain & The Republicans for making him get engaged, to a woman, and then denying him the vice presidential nomination, that he will host a town hall with Barack Obama tomorrow in Fort Myers, Florida, to discuss the stimulus package. It is the cattiest step Crist has taken to hurt his party since before the election, when he extended early voting hours so that the blacks could all finish ACORNing their savior to the presidency, and before that, when he stopped Big Money Business from completely demolishing the Everglades.

From a very gloating Obama press release:

GOVERNOR CRIST TO JOIN PRESIDENT AT FORT MYERS TOWN HALL MEETING TOMORROW

The White House announced today that Florida Governor Charlie Crist will introduce President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting in Fort Myers to discuss the urgent need for a plan to help American families cope with the severe economic downturn and lay the foundation for our long term recovery. Statements from the President and Gov. Crist about tomorrow’s event are included below.

Granted, Crist says in the statement, “Any attempts at federal stimulus must prioritize job creation and targeted tax relief for small business owners,” so he is probably trying to make the stimulus bill even more terrible. Anything to get out of the house though, right?

GOVERNOR CRIST TO JOIN PRESIDENT AT FORT MYERS TOWN HALL MEETING TOMORROW [The Page]

 
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ManchuCandidate February 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm

A Repub who shat on Big Money to protect a swamp and is hanging out with a demrat socialist muslin and his gang of tax cheats?

That would be like US America electing some black guy for prenit… What?

MarSF February 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Maybe Charlie actually realizes how badly Jeb Bush and the GOP fucked up Florida. Or maybe he is just gay for Barry.

Advocatus_Diaboli February 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm

[insert joke about Crist stimulating Obama's package here]

SayItWithWookies February 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Crist has yet to see a presidential package he wouldn’t jump at.

Aurelio February 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Or maybe he is just gay for Barry. No, he is engaged to a woman. He is the only non-gay Republican. (Of course, she could just be a beard.)

Lionel Hutz Esq. February 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm

The Joke is on Crist, because when they called he thought that they asked him if he would like Obama to stimulate his package.

Crazybroad February 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Out of the house, or out of the Republican closet?

jagorev February 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Good to see a Republican unafraid to reach around the aisle.

Fivetree February 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Hey don’t fuck with the ‘Mos. We will cut you. Crist is just doin’ what comes naturally.

Just sayin’

cal February 9, 2009 at 3:31 pm

S-E-X-Y-T-I-M-E!

magic titty February 9, 2009 at 3:31 pm

He just wants to ask Barry where he tans.

jagorev February 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm

You cynics disappoint me. Maybe Crist is really ready to get behind our President.

Gayer Than Thou February 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

[re=239227]MarSF[/re]: “[M]aybe he is just gay for Barry.”

Aren’t we all?

WadISay February 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm

IMHO, Obama made a big mistake foreswearing pork and earmarks on the stimulus. I would:

1. earmark about $5B to each blue state, and to every state with a Democratic Senator;
2. announce that the first 2-3 Repubs to support the package get $6-7B walking around money;
3. everybody else (like Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming) gets butkis.

Vwah-lah, filibuster-proof stimulus package. How hard was that?

chascates February 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm

The banner looks like it says ‘Pie Roast’ which might be more of a Crist-type thing.

jodyleek February 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm

[re=239250]jagorev[/re]: Do you think he will give Barry a reach around?

Harvey Birdman February 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I do love that beefcake sandwich picture. Mustache. Also.

Strongy O' February 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

There’s a joke here somewhere about stimulating packages.

Serolf Divad February 9, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I really resent the claim that Charlie Christ’s marriage to Caroline Rome was a marriage of convenience just because he’s gay. Have you guys ever considered the possibility that she might be a transsexual?

IceCreamEmpress February 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Maybe Crist is really ready to get behind our President.

Liar.

Crist just SCREAMS “bottom”.

shortsshortsshorts February 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Crist is damn tired of being railed by members of his own party.

jagorev February 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

[re=239227]MarSF[/re]: So he’s trying to rid himself of the Bush taint? by moving to the left? Taint gonna happen.

Red Zeppelin February 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Bros before hos!

Texan Bulldoggette February 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm

If Charlie’s the one in the middle (in the pic), his looks have improved with age, because in that pic he kind of looks like a b-level porn actor.

Lionel Hutz Esq. February 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm

[re=239275]Serolf Divad[/re]: Now that you mention it, it would explain a lot. Do you have any pamphlets that explain your ideas?

Madeline February 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm

[re=239296]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: And now he looks like an A-level porn actor.

Texan Bulldoggette February 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm

[re=239322]Madeline[/re]: He could be distinguished looking if not for all that Neutrogena fake-bake crap he’s put on himself. That orange shade does not originate from nature.

Links February 9, 2009 at 4:53 pm

[re=239227]MarSF[/re]: “He is gay for Barry” is a phrase we save for otherwise heterosexual males. And as everyone knows a female fiance does not make a man straight.

DustBowlBlues February 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

[re=239259]WadISay[/re]: “1. earmark about $5B to each blue state, and to every state with a Democratic Senator;”

Like the Bush admin did Katrina aid?

Suds McKenzie February 9, 2009 at 4:57 pm

[re=239228]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: ok, .. once your “package” is 40% tax, you can’t go back.

DustBowlBlues February 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm

[re=239259]WadISay[/re]: “everybody else (like Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming) gets butkis.”

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I hadn’t read this far when I made my first post. I want to say spare OK, but I know we have it coming. Or, my neighbors have it coming.

But shit, all my adult kids are going to move back home, I just know it. Fuck you George Bush and any of the de-regulators of the past 16 years.

StoneAge February 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

His name is spelled “Christ” dammit! As in “anti-”

Suds McKenzie February 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm

[re=239228]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: what rymes with “fillibuster”?

MarSF February 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm

[re=239336]Links[/re]: I guess that makes me “gay for Michelle” and Christ is just “closeted, with beard”.

Texan Bulldoggette February 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

[re=239369]MarSF[/re]: Do you mean Charlie Crist or Jesus Christ because I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets them confused!

MarSF February 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm

[re=239378]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I was lost and confused when I typed that “h”. All the recent news of Madonna dating Jesus has thrown me off balance.

DustBowlBlues February 9, 2009 at 6:49 pm

[re=239341]DustBowlBlues[/re]: I meant that in reverse. Only red states got R. aid.

President Beeblebrox February 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Fort Myers has been in the news a lot lately – first that elitist New Yorker article about how hoboes are rummaging through abandoned Fort Myers homes looking for beans, copper, and meth, then the snobbish New Yorker video blog about said hoboes, and then today depressing, wrist-slashing article in today’s NYT about how hoboes are just taking over the entire fucking State of Florida and we might as well get used to seeing meth-addled hoboes at Disneyworld.

if Florida is the new Detroit, then what is Detroit now?

Bearbloke February 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

[re=239288]Red Zeppelin[/re]: You mean “Homies over Hoes”, right?

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