Yes, his tan is a little too tan, the hair a shade bright. But Troy Kinsey, the baritone voice of Bay News 9's Capital bureau, pulled off a dead-on impression of Gov. Charlie Crist Monday night at the 52nd Sometimes Annual press skits. Afterwards, the guv was sport enough to pose for a picture with his doppelganger.
Crist was a frequent target throughout the night, beginning with a serenade from four boa-wrapped ladies. "Not so fast, governor. This can't last, governor. Someday soon you'll have to make somebody mad. Take a stand, Charlie. Like a man, Charlie. Press will catch you, press will get you, cut you down to size. But for just now, Charlie, we say wow Charlie. Everybody loves you, you're the very best."
House Speaker Marco Rubio gave Crist a run for the number of mentions. His "100 Ideas" was thoroughly lampooned in both sketch and song. Rubio, like Crist, took it well, seeming to really get a kick out of the event. The Miami Republican even participated in a videotaped scene with Senate President Ken Pruitt.
But some of the biggest laughs might have gone to the Snickers commercial spoof with Sens. Jim King and Steve Geller. As the saying goes, you had to be there.