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Charlie Crist: 'I do not feel complicit," in Jim Greer's actions

Gov. Charlie Crist didn't have a lot to say about the arrest of Jim Greer when asked this morning at a press conference dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Crist, answering a question from the Times/Herald, said he was "disappointed" by the news.

"I have faith in our judicial system," Crist said. "I know they will handle it appropriately."

A second question seemed to center around whether Crist felt responsible for Greer's actions as head of the Republican Party of Florida. Crist answered: "I do not feel complicit."

Later Crist said the news would not affect his Senate candidacy: "As I said earlier, it's disappointing, it's surprising. Sometimes you're disappointed by people."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:40am]

    

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