Self-awareness-impaired Charlie Crist testifies on Fla. voting laws, calls Rick Scott ‘late-night joke’

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Newly-minted officially official Democrat Charlie Crist testified this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was asked to address Florida’s election laws and procedures. Florida’s votes were among the last to be counted after last month’s elections due to long lines and a large number of absentee ballots. Crist blames a new state voting law for those issues, among others:

At the forefront of the discussion about what when wrong in Florida during the election is the state’s new voting law, 2011′s HB 1355.

The law, which was passed by a Republican-controlled legislature, has been controversial for its cuts to early voting days, burdensome requirements for third-party groups registering voters, and extra rules for people voting before Election Day, as well as a host of other unpopular changes.

Crist asserts that the law was merely a means of instituting voter suppression, and that was the focus of his testimony.

A very tan Charlie Crist has arrived to testify before the Judiciary Committee on voting rights twitter.com/alexis_levinso…

— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) December 19, 2012

Charlie Crist greets Sen. Bill Nelson before start of Judiciary Committee hearing on voting laws. twitter.com/learyreports/s…

— Alex Leary (@learyreports) December 19, 2012

Charlie Crist, FL Sen. Bill Nelson, and Sen. Patrick Leahy in a pre-game huddle twitter.com/alexis_levinso…

— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) December 19, 2012

Awww … it’s the Three Musketeers!

After psyching himself up for the spotlight:

Charlie Crist is drinking an energy drink before testifying in front of a Senate Committee about #FL voting last month.

— JACQUELINE (@jackiefell) December 19, 2012

Crist got rolling.

In testimony text, Charlie Crist calls being governor as a “truly awesome privilege.” Speaking, he calls it a “truly humbling privilege”

— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) December 19, 2012

Humbling? Indeed. Sucking at your job and being an object of near-universal derision tends to have a humbling effect.

Charlie Crist tells U.S. Senate panel that Floridians wound up being “infuriated” with voting restrictions, inc. cut in early voting days

— Gary Fineout (@fineout) December 19, 2012

He also took a stab at being clever:

Charlie Crist slams Florida Gov Rick Scott over early voting access, labels state laws a ‘late night TV joke’

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 19, 2012

Funny guy.

Charlie Crist’s prepared remarks for testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee on voting, elections: Below, t… bit.ly/ZP1RJq

— Shawna Vercher (@shawnavercher) December 19, 2012

The Election Law Center’s J. Christian Adams was less than impressed with what Crist had to say.

Chameleon Charlie Crist ends Senate testimony, makes no mention of all his support for #voterID and other election integrity laws. #reptile.

— Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) December 19, 2012

Chameleon Charlie Crist calls for federal government to take power away from states to run their own elections in smarmy Senate testimony.

— Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) December 19, 2012

Charlie Crist is so full of it.He is bashing Alec and complaining about souls to polls, a compliant the courts found to be nonsense.

— Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) December 19, 2012

And Adams wasn’t alone:

Don’t you have another party affiliation to change? RT @jamiedupree: Charlie Crist slams Florida Gov Rick Scott over early voting access…

— Eric Bandazewski (@EricBandazewski) December 19, 2012

Ah, the “no labels” guy who chases ambulances now. MT @jamiedupree: Charlie Crist slams Florida Gov Rick Scott over early voting access…

— Tomás (D) (@RegisterJr) December 19, 2012

@jamiedupree Charlie Crist is a late night joke.

— Michael Watson (@watsonmd) December 19, 2012

@jamiedupree Charlie Crist is a joke, how can anyone take a man that is that orange seriously? Crist was one of the all time worst governors

— Marcus Tucker (@matucker85) December 19, 2012

Charlie Crist, what a joke. Go back to the tanning bed and leave politics to those with actual beliefs.

— Holly Phoenix (@HollyPHNX) December 19, 2012

Look at self Charlie “@jamiedupree:Charlie Crist slams FL Gov over early voting access, state laws a ‘late night TV joke’

— Brandi Willis (@brandibwillis) December 19, 2012

So, what’s the take-home lesson?

Charlie Crist is a duplicitous con man. No party should trust him – neither democrats or republicans.

— Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) December 19, 2012

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