Or as Pundette says, "Does Charlie Crist have to work at being a consummate weasel or is it just a gift?"
At issue, this time, is a statement that Charlie "I can flip, I can flop" Crist made during an interview with Scott Harris on the Agenda:
When asked how Crist would have voted on the healthcare bill if in the Senate at the time, Crist responded by saying, "I would have voted for it. But I think it can be done better, I really do."So that is where Crist stands today, as opposed as to where he stood yesterday or where he might stand tomorrow. Actually, his position changed before the end of the same day:
"Apparently, based on an interview this afternoon, there may be some confusion regarding my position on health care," Crist said. "If I misspoke, I want to be abundantly clear: the health care bill was too big, too expensive, and expanded the role of government far too much. Had I been in the United States Senate at the time, I would have voted against the bill because of unacceptable provisions like the cuts to the Medicare Advantage program.Of course his opponents, Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek, are having a field day:
Marco Rubio's campaign sent a press release saying, "In less than 30 days, Crist has gone from voting against the bill to voting for it to now being against it again."Now guys, be nice. Charlie is just being Charlie. Whoever that is today.
Kendrick Meek's campaign released a similar e-mail, saying, "Obviously, the governor is having a crisis of memory."