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Sarah Palin called Charlie Crist

Images Among the GOP leaders Sarah Palin called before announcing her resignation as Alaska governor? Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, someone who apparently can relate to her lack of interest in serving a second term as chief executive. ABC:

"GOV: Telephone Call Into Governor Crist," reads a May 4 entry in Palin's schedule. A spokeswoman for Crist said she did not know who had initiated contact, or what the subject of conversation was to have been, but the two did not speak. "It was a courtesy call. They know each other, both being governors," said Crist spokeswoman Erin Isaac.

Crist may have had his own reasons to chat with Palin: to promote his candidacy for U.S. Senate, which Crist launched one week after Palin's phone call. Nine days later, Crist announced an endorsement by Sen. John McCain, Palin's 2008 GOP ticket-topper.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 4:50pm]

    

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