An open letter to Chuckles the Clown
By Chris Ingram
In what is sure to be your greatest insult yet to Florida voters, you are now claiming that you did not endorse the Democrat/Obama $787 billion “stimulus” bill.
To take the now famous phrase of Congressman Joe Wilson who shouted these words to President Obama at his January State of the Union address: “You lie.”
That’s right sir, you are a liar. You can now add to your resume, “Certified Liar” to go along with “Shameless self-promoter,” “Lack of leadership governor,” “Two-bit hustler” and “Snake oil salesman.”
Shame on you Charlie. How stupid do you think voters are? Pretty stupid apparently. But let me tell you something, voters remember you going down to Ft. Myers and sticking your head up Obama’s you-know-what when the new president was riding high in the polls. You were all too happy being the cheerleader embracing this reckless spending plan with a claim that you did it so we wouldn’t have to pay more taxes and so we’d “get our fair share.” What you failed to realize (but what voters do realize) is that it was only in your interest so you didn’t have to raise taxes. In fact, your little duck and dodge means our children will have to face higher taxes to pay off the $787 billion.
You are not a leader sir. And we the people recognize it and intend to send you packing because of your spineless and despicable actions.
Shame on you!
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.com.
Editor’s note: here is the text of the AP story followed by a photo of Charlie Crist in Ft. Myers with Barack Obama.
Fla. Gov. Crist denies endorsing stimulus bill
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Charlie Crist is saying he did not endorse the $787 billion federal stimulus bill, a statement that might confuse some voters.
Crist appeared with President Barak Obama in February to support the bill, asked Florida members of Congress to vote for it and previously told The Associated Press that he would have voted for it if he had been in the Senate.
But when the Republican governor talked about the bill Wednesday on CNN, he said he didn’t endorse it. Crist told CNN he understood that the bill was going to pass and wanted to use it for the benefit of Florida.
Crist has tried to distance himself from Obama and the stimulus bill since entering the 2010 Senate race in the spring.