Crist Won't Endorse Sotomayor
America's favorite orange-skinned reformed bachelor, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, is a pretty OK guy stuck with the unenviable task of governing a drooping land-phallus stuffed with meth fiends, unemployed real estate agents, andpythons. But now Crist has chosen to act like something of a dick to nice Sonia Sotomayor, for whom he would not vote if he were a senator due to her maybe being wishy-washy on the Second Amendment -- which is Governor Crists's favorite amendment of all.
Without warning, Crist took a stand on her nomination on a day when he had no public appearances scheduled. ``I have strong concerns that Judge Sotomayor would not strictly and objectively construe the Constitution and lacks respect for the fundamental right to keep and bear arms,'' Crist said.
If you're running for the US Senate in a heavily Hispanic state, why would you not support a Hispanic Supreme Court candidate? Because your primary opponent, who has already unfairly "played the race card" by being Hispanic, is more of a threat than you'd like and you have to pretend that you are equally conservative.
So now Crist has to say that, just like Marco Rubio, he does not care for this Sotomayor character. And he will have to hope that people remember this principled belief of his right up until primary day and not a day after that.
Gov. Charlie Crist says he opposes Sonia Sotomayor [Miami Herald]