Sunday, July 14, 2013

I'm sure this will be a scintillating read

According to an article in the Tampa Bay (formerly St. Pete) Times, former governor Charlie Crist will be publishing his memoirs in the near future.

The book will supposedly cover Crist's political awakening as he changed party affiliation, first to Independent, thence to Democrat. The implication in the article was that it will be a sort of Charles Johnson-esque the party left me, I didn't leave the party sort of narrative.

The Times goes on to mention how Crist wouldn't say beans about someone even if he had a mouthful. But . . . he will offer his unexpurgated thoughts on various political names in the Republican party. Not uncoincidentally, the book will be written with the help of totally neutral author and commentator Ellis Henican. Anyone who's seen Henican on any of the political chat shows knows he's a combination of life-like talking points robot and full on cool aide drinking Obama supporter.

So in this atmosphere, just who will Crist dish on? Let's see --

Sarah Palin -- the former Alaska governor who took Crist's hoped for spot as McCain's running mate in the 2008 election and has since become a formidable force in the conservative movement.

Marco Rubio -- the up-and-coming conservative star (his recent fumble over immigration notwithstanding) who defeated Crist for a Senate seat in the 2010 election.

Jeb Bush -- the Republican governor who succeeded Crist and did such a good job for eight years that every one in the party sort of forgot about Ole' Orange by the time the 2008 primaries came around and . . . you know . . . Sarah.

With the Times' unabashed leftist political bias, I'm sure the book will get a glowing review. I'm curious to see who they have review the tome, as I expect the book's critique to have all the subtle approval as any of movie reviewer Steve Persall's glowingly enthusiastic two thumbs up way up! for the latest Michael Moore propaganda disguised as documentary film.


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