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Cabinet meeting didn't stop Crist from appearing with Obama before



Erin Isaac told the Buzz today that Gov. Charlie Crist has Cabinet on Tuesday and, therefore, could not appear in DeSoto County with President Obama for the FPL solar plant opening. Ok, easy out.

But wait a minute. Crist skipped a Cabinet meeting in February to appear with Obama in Fort Myers. "I am eager to welcome President Obama to the Sunshine State as he continues to work hard to reignite the U.S. economy,” Crist said at the time.

Crist also blew off a lunch with Jeb Bush and other former governors to saddle up to Obama.

-- Alex Leary, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:24pm]


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