Jim Greer book blasts Charlie Crist, tea party
Jim Greer found a way to get even with Charlie Crist, but the question is how many people will believe it — or pay $32.95 to read about it.
The disgraced and imprisoned former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is the subject of a new book by St. Petersburg author Peter Golenbock.
The Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer is largely a 400-page rant by Greer, who went to prison more than a year ago after pleading guilty to stealing party money. Now at a halfway house in Orlando, he's due to be released July 5.
The book, filled with reconstructed dialogue and triple hearsay, is Greer's behind-the-scenes account of four years as party boss that paralleled the term of his benefactor, former Republican Gov. Crist.
"I haven't read it," Crist said. "But he sounds like a sad, bitter soul."