Super funny (unless you’re Charlie Crist)

Listen to the funniest segment on the radio (at least last night) by clicking here: Then click on the “play” button for the segment titled “Charlie Crist.”

By Chris Ingram

Last night I had the privilege of interviewing Al Ruechel, local TV personality at Bay News 9, while I was guest-hosting “Florida Tonight” on AM 820 News/Tampa and AM 1190 News/Orlando. Usually Al is interviewing me on Bay News 9 where I serve as the Republican political analyst. Last night, I got to ask the questions.

Graphic: Toocan “Too-tan” Charlie Crist. (1988 archive photo prior to dating Katherine Harris)

Al was his normal self: calm, cool, and collected. All this, even though HE was the one being interviewed — which he is no doubt, not used to.

So we’re in the third segment of the show (Al was on for an hour), and we started talking about Florida’s version of a weathercock (yes, there is such a thing, click here) when the conversation turns to being “for the people,” — or not, as well as whether or not Charlie smokes pot, and a little aside about why Chuckles is so available for TV interviews — due to all of the bad (not good for tanning) weather we’ve had lately.

Listen to the funniest segment on the radio (at least last night) by clicking here: Then click on the “play” button for the segment titled “Charlie Crist.” Pay particular attention to the parts of the segment at 2:26 and 4:33 into the interview. That is, if you want to know about the Tan Man and his position on pot, and why he’s so available for interviews. There’s some good stuff through the rest of the interview as well. And you can see Al’s actual interview of the clown on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. — only on Bay News 9 on Brighthouse Networks.

All of this irreverence was my doing, not Al Ruechel’s who is among the best television journalists in the business in my opinion, so please Greg Truax (and the three other Charlie Crist psycophants in Florida), don’t send Al any hate mail. Rather, send it to me at I promise if you do, I will publish it right here on aka:


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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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One thought on “Super funny (unless you’re Charlie Crist)”

  1. OMG!!! That picture of Charlie “Too Tan Toucan” Crist is hilarious!
    I always thought there was something shady about him, but when he went to work for Morgan and Morgan, it sealed the deal for me. If it wasn’t bad enough that he was so comfortable as a politician, becoming an ambulance chaser is just the sleaziest job he could get to follow up a political career. He would have been held much higher in my estimation if he had become a paid lobbyist.
    I also loved your intentional(?) misspelling of sycophants (psycophants) to describe Crist supporters.


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