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Happytown: Merry Charlie Crist-mas, Democrats!

To absolutely noone's surprise, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist makes the official announcement that he's changing parties

Photo: Charlie Crist via Twitter, License: N/A

Charlie Crist via Twitter

Crist on a cross! A totally expected bit of Christmas martyrdom as newly Democratic Charlie Crist prepares for his re-ascension


"Bring it on!" a Republican committeeman recently enthused, according to the Associated Press. "That man sat at my house, in my kitchen, at my breakfast table and told me he was a Ronald Reagan Republican. OK, I'm putting my boots on, because guess what? You lied to me." Boots!

Meanwhile, among other Democrats shortlisted for the gubernatorial gunnysack race, only last time's failure, Alex Sink, has acknowledged the Crist conundrum, and even that was with a tepid "in it to win it" (regardless of Crist) comment on a Tampa television show over the weekend. Our own buddy, Mayor Buddy Dyer – who notoriously told us to our faces during this year's local mayoral election that he would not be running for governor – has yet to publicly opine, but we can only imagine hizzoner would toe the same middling line. So, going on the sounds of the names alone, it indeed seems that, while it's Dyer to Sink, Crist sometimes rises – especially during the drunken holidays. Merry Crist-mas.

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