EDITOR OF REDSTATE
The Incestuous World of American Politics
I get asked all the time why people are so cynical about politics. Here’s a great example: Andrea Saul, who was Charlie Crist’s communications director.Here’s one of her attacks on Marco Rubio:
“As the truth begins to surface about Speaker Rubio’s double billing of taxpayers, lavish spending of Republican money, and, just today, excessive pork spending, no ad will be able to stop voters from seeing he is not who he claims to be. A Miami lobbyist, Speaker Rubio has proved he is just another typical politician who uses his public office for personal gain and only comes clean once caught. Floridians deserve a true steward of their hard-earned taxpayer dollars and a public servant who does the right thing, even when no one is looking.”
A clear pattern is emerging in Speaker Rubio’s unfortunate behavior. The lobbyist-politician whines and plays the victim while continuing to make every effort to hide the facts surrounding his personal financial gain while in office.
While Speaker Rubio claims he will not be co-opted by big government, his record as a Miami lobbyist while simultaneously serving in the legislature demonstrates he is willing to be co-opted by much worse
In October of 2009, Crist used the Florida GOP’s credit card to fly Andrea Saul down to his campaign. On April 29, 2010, Charlie Crist became an independent candidate and Andrea Saul quit working for him.Today, Mitt Romney hired her.Romney, by the way, waited to endorse Rubio, until April 16, 2010, waiting until it became clear Crist was going to bolt the party.And everyone will now sing kumbaya and carry on.