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Crist got his fan at DNC but still sweat up a storm



CHARLOTTE -- Seconds before Charlie Crist walked onto the stage at the DNC, a man ran out and put a small fan at the base of the podium. All was right in Crist world.

Or not. The big screen showed him sweating pretty hard.

For those who don't know, Crist has long demanded a fan when he gives speeches. It almost caused the cancellation of one of the U.S. Senate debates in 2010, when Kendrick Meek complained about the noise. One time in Tallahassee, then CFO Alex Sink stepped near the fan and had her skirt blown up -- ala Marilyn Monroe.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:54pm]


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