Charlie Crist: Not Accepting Stimulus Money Would Have Been Disrespectful to the Presidency

Florida RINO Charlie Crist, Governor, Senate candidate and Obama hugger extraordinaire, has one foot in the political grave, and he keeps throwing banana peels in front of the other one:

He says he does not regret accepting the stimulus money.

“I can’t apologize for it all,” he said, “It was the right thing to do. We needed the money and 87,000 jobs in our state. And you know, I was raised to respect the Presidency of the United States.”

Excuse me for a second…. Hahahahahahaha!

Okay, I’m back…

Gee, it’s too bad he wasn’t raised to respect taxpayers. And notice how that’s phrased: not taking the stimulus bribe wouldn’t have been disrespectful to this one president, but to the entire office of the presidency! Thomas Jefferson would be thrilled to see state governors respecting the Founders intentions for the executive branch with such unselfish zeal.

Crist’s attempts to distance himself from Obama are getting him failing grades (or a strong “B-plus” as Obama might say) with voters.

There’s a joke going around that the three biggest jobs created so far by the stimulus are Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell and Scott Brown — and soon we might add Marco Rubio to that list.

How’s your stimulus now, Mr. Crist?

Update: Greg Pollowitz at National Review Online: “Before long he’ll say it was out of ‘respect’ that he hugged it out with the president.”

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