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The question of Charlie Crist in Peter Golenbock's forthcoming Jim Greer book

The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times

The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

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John Romano in his column today:

Golenbock — who said the book will be released on June 20 and not on June 1, as Amazon said — described it as a look at the inner workings of a political party. When asked about the portrayal of Crist, he paused for several seconds.

"There are some aspects of the book that treat him kindly,'' Golenbock said. "There are other aspects that detail when he didn't do the right thing.''

Does the book have the potential to damage Crist's run for governor? Crist's camp seemed so dismissive of Greer's claims that it didn't even entertain the question.

My guess is the book will be a minor headache for Crist. There will be unflattering stories and maybe a shady insinuation. But, at this point, it's hard to imagine any earth-shaking revelations. Especially when everyone else will be rushing forward to suggest that we consider the source.

Greer had his chance last year to place his hand on a Bible and tell the truth in a courtroom. He had a chance to defend himself and point a finger at his enemies.

For whatever reason, he didn't do that. Now, all these months later, he wants your attention. Fair enough. Just as long as he understands that even scandals have expiration dates.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:05am]

    

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