Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oh, Crist

Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) says he appealed to a higher authority for help in preventing hurricanes from hitting Florida.

Town Hall reports that Crist was speaking to a group of real estate agents, and credited prayer notes in the Western Wall in Jerusalem with preventing his state from being hit by hurricanes during his time as governor.

Crist told of how he visited the Wall in 2007, and placed a note saying: “Dear God, please protect our Florida from storms and other difficulties. Charlie.”

“Time goes on — May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December — no hurricanes,” Crist said. “Thank God.”

Crist has also had other people place notes in the Wall in 2008 and 2009.

Far be it from me to mock someone for their personal religious beliefs, but that’s if you keep it personal. Bragging about it to a group of people in a rather blatant effort to appeal to the Jesus-shouter faction of the Republican Party in Florida when you’re running for the Senate against a far-right primary opponent smells of craven toadyism and opportunism, not to mention leaving him wide open for mockery from snarky bloggers.

And if Florida gets hit by a hurricane this year, we know who to blame.

Via TPM.