You won’t read this on Saintwhoever’s blog

Don’t get me wrong folks, I think Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist is a total goober. He’s the kind of unaccountable, say-anything, career politician that is ruining our great country.

Crist has a heart for Hart and dumps Ciftci

How Michael Ciftci (pictured) may react to the news.

By Chris Ingram

Don’t get me wrong folks, I think Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist is a total goober. He’s the kind of unaccountable, say-anything, career politician that is ruining our great country. Afterall, he’s the guy who sponsored the boondoggle $48 million Taj Mahal courthouse in Tallahassee. His election to the county commission (which followed the Taj Mahal story) proves how stupid voters are.

But, I do sometimes subscribe to the old adage “my enemy’s enemy is my friend,” and so, it is with great pleasure to inform you that Victor Crist has publicly withdrawn his support of Michael “Squirrel Poop” Ciftci in the District 3 City Council race. Crist has thrown his support to Chris Hart, who for the most part is a good man. You just don’t want to get stuck in a broken elevator with Hart for long…

Of course given Crist’s poor judgment (Taj Mahal), sense of entitlement, and lack of accountability, it makes you wonder why Chris Hart would want his endorsement. Seems to me this hurts Ciftci far more than it helps Hart.

Here is the full release from the Hart campaign:

Tampa – Chris Hart, candidate for Tampa City Council, District 3, Citywide is proud to announce he has received the endorsement of Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist.

Hart, who previously served as a Hillsborough County Commissioner, commented that the endorsement means a lot coming from Commissioner Crist.  The two have had a long standing friendship formed years before either were elected to office while walking neighborhoods together in an effort to improve our community.   Both have achieved success in working for public safety and quality of life issues at the state and local level.    Commissioner Crist and Chris Hart look forward to working together to further the relationship between Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, coordinating savings for taxpayers as they work to improve services and insure the needs of the community are served.

Commissioner Crist had previously endorsed in the Tampa City Council District 3 race but stated in an email to Chris Hart on February 22nd “I am endorsing your candidacy to the Tampa City Council for District 3.  I have withdrawn my endorsement of Michael Ciftci.”


Its gotta stink  to be Squirrel Poop this week…(no pun intended).

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at:

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6 thoughts on “You won’t read this on Saintwhoever’s blog”

  1. Awesome. I agree with you Chris, it probably hurts Shifty more than it helps Hart but either way, it’s one less endorsement for Squirrel Poop. I’m just waiting for Shifty to see the writing on the wall and get out of the race…then again, he’s probably not that smart.


  2. Does ANYBODY believe that this guy even has a chance of getting elected in District 3, Chris? I’m being serious. Wonder if there’s any polling available–bBesides any internal campaign sponsored polling the public doesn’t have access to? Can you imagine if Squirrel Poop actually gets elected??? I may have to move.


  3. I wonder if Ed Giunta will publicly withdraw his support as well….since he used his position as Chair of the Planning Commission to throw support Ciftci’s way.

    Of course, one would have to wonder why anyone would have supported Ciftci knowing he’s received an “honorable” mentions in another scam (Navy Vets) nevermind about this latest one.


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