A Crist-Miss Story: Florida's First Couple Celebrates First Anniversary... Separately
The Crist engagement, of course, occurred just as Sen. John McCain kicked off his search for a vice presidential nominee, a selection Crist lusted after. If the hope was to ease fears among Republicans that Crist was a closeted gay, it didn't work. Sarah Palin, whose heterosexuality is beyond reproach, got the gig instead.
Crist still followed through with the marriage, of course, but in the year since, the pair have rarely been seen together. Most recently, Crist spent the evening of their first anniversary
in Palm Beach's Mar-a-Lago at a March of Dimes fundraiser, with wife Carole nowhere in sight, according to page2live.com.
This after a year in which Rome bounced between visits to her kids in New York and her home on Fisher Island, while Crist stayed in Tallahassee or his home in Tampa Bay. Remember, Crist worked right through the couple's honeymoon.
But come on! The first anniversary? You two aren't even trying anymore. And why should you? If Crist is gay -- or if he's just a commitment-phobic straight guy who likens Burger King funnel cake sticks to a "beignet" -- he shouldn't feel political pressure to get married.
Just like Affholter shouldn't have been charged with a felony. All in the name of protecting marriage.