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Ron Book to Charlie Crist: 'You are f**king wrong'



Lobbyist Ron Book had a testy exchange recently with Gov. Charlie Crist over whether the state Department of Corrections was placing sex offenders under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, where a community of the unwanted has sprung up because residency restrictions give them no other place to live (more here on the most recent of the Miami Herald stories on the situation matter).

Book had advocated for get-tough on sex-offender laws, but he said they've gone too far and the situation under the bridge proves it. Worse yet, DOC is dropping off sex offenders there, he said. But Crist denied his agency was doing that, prompting a frustrated Book to lose his cool.

"You are fucking wrong," Book told Crist, according to this recent Newsweek piece. Book confirmed the exchange.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:54pm]


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