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Crist takes 'amusing' shot at govs Jindal and Sanford

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Gov. Charlie Crist signed the paperwork today to officially certify that Florida, like every other state, wants a piece of the federal stimulus pie. But unlike some other Republican governors (Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and South Carolina's Mark Sanford) who bashed the stimulus on one hand while holding the other out for money from Washington, Crist was unabashedly pro-Washington money.

So when Florida stimulus czar Don Winstead went to D.C. to officially belly up on Florida's behalf to the federal trough, 48 other states were there. The odd-state-out (which he didn't know) couldn't make it there for logistical, as opposed to ideological reasons.

"I find that a little amusing," Crist said. "I have colleagues who have at least intimated that this money from Washington is not something they welcome with open arms, yet 49 of 50 show up to get it."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:32pm]

    

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