Back Waxing Becomes Issue in Florida Senate Race

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Taking the high road in his campaign for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, Florida Governor Charlie Crist suggested on Monday that his opponent in that primary, Marco Rubio, might have used a Republican Party credit card for personal expenses, and that worse yet, he spent the money on personal grooming. Appearing on Greta Van Susteren’s show on FOX, Crist went so far as to insinuate that the services involved might have been a little out of the Republican mainstream. "He charged a $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax," Crist said.  "We're not really sure what all he got at that place."

When Van Susteren followed up, Crist continued to sow doubt as to just what service Rubio might have received.  "I don't know what it was," said Crist. "Initially we were told it was a haircut.  And then he said it wasn't a haircut.'"  Governor, maybe you should appoint a special prosecutor.  What did the candidate wax and when did he wax it?  The public has a right to know.

Finally, attempting the dangerous and rarely performed Triple Lindy, Crist tried to question Rubio's ethics, manhood and commitment to fiscal conservatism in a single soundbite:

Crist Begins the Dangerous ManeuverThen he had the gall to go on Neal Cavuto's show and said it was his money [that he spent at the salon].  It was a credit card from the Republican Party.  It was party donor's money.  The detachment from reality is stunning to me.  And to try to say that you're a fiscal conservative, yet you spend $130 for maybe a haircut and maybe other things, I don't know what you do at a salon [if] you are a guy.  I get my haircut for $11 from a guy named Carl the Barber in St. Petersburg, Florida where I grew up. And to me that's real fiscal conservatism

Nailed it!

Rubio responded through a spokesman the next day, saying: "Last night, Charlie Crist gave an 11-minute nationally televised interview in which he made multiple references to back waxing, but not a single mention of fighting the liberal Obama agenda. This speaks volumes about what his priorities are."

Rubio did not deny the waxing allegations, however.

Link: FOX Tampa Bay
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