Don't Be So Quick to Jump on the Latest "Charlie Crist Is Gay" Rumor

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"Evidence."
There's been plenty said about the sexual orientation of former Gov. Charlie Crist, but if you've been seeing headlines the past few days similar to the Huffington Post's "Charlie Crist Gay? Former Governor Allegedly Paid Men to Cover Up Affairs," take them with a grain of salt. The allegations aren't coming from police or investigators of any kind -- they're coming from a lawyer in the Jim Greer corruption trial.

The allegations were broken by WTSP, in Tampa: Crist tried to drunkenly kiss Greer at a Beverly Hills hotel, lawyer Damon Chase said in an email, and paid two men to leave the state in order to cover up gay affairs.

The emails were sent in May to the head of Morgan & Morgan, the law firm Crist now works for. John Morgan responded to the email by saying that even if Crist was gay, he wouldn't be going after Greer.

"[Crist] would have to be a sick son of a bitch to try to kiss Porky the Pig," Morgan responded, according to FDLE documents. He also said the accusations were akin to asking loaded questions like "when was the last time you fucked the neighbor's sheep?" and "are you still beating your wife?" to which even an innocent answer sounds guilty. (Also: How long until the Charlie Crist sheep-banging allegations surface? Time for the INVESTIGATORY FULL-COURT PRESS.)

Chase said the allegations were in response to Crist's sworn affidavit stating he wasn't aware of the alleged secret contract Greer was given to raise money for the Florida Republican Party.

"Charlie clearly lied, and now one by one his closest friends are coming out against him because what he did to Greer was just wrong," Chase wrote. "In the event Charlie remains unwilling to clarify his affidavit I'm left with no other choice to discredit him."

Greer, former chair of the party, was charged in 2010 with stealing nearly $200,000 in party funds by steering it toward his private fundraising company without permission; he says the party -- including Crist and his top adviser, current Senate candidate George LeMieux  -- knew about his stake in Victory Strategies.

"It's making sausage," Chase said in 2010. "People just don't like the way sausage is made. It doesn't mean you're a criminal because you make sausage."

But Crist called WTSP Friday night to call the accusations "a bunch of delusional lies," and he's complained to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to characterize the communications as witness tampering.

Greer's trial is set to start in late July, and people have long wondered what kind of dirt was going to come out in the proceedings. It looks like the party's starting early -- but when it comes to believing accusations of covering up gay affairs, keep in mind who wants you to believe them.



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Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones

Why is this suddenly NEWS?  Charlie Crist being gay was covered by Clayton Morris on The Daily Buzz, back when Crist was the Attorney General, running for Governor.  For those who don't know, Clayton Morris is a current co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend on the Fox "News" Channel, and a former co-host of the syndicated The Daily Buzz.  Don't you Teapublicans even listen to your own propaganda "news"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZP6IUUrvgY

Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones

Why is this suddenly NEW?  This is a broadcast by Clayton Morris from The Daily Buzz.  Clayton Morris is a current co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend on Fox News Channel and a former co-host of the syndicated The Daily Buzz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZP6IUUrvgY

christine
christine

Really Eric, Independents now have an anti-gay agenda? Where is that written?

Eric Barton
Eric Barton

That might be true if Crist's party didn't have an anti-gay agenda.

Justa Guy
Justa Guy

Mr. Greer. . . .Remember "Jesus loves you" is a great thing to hear. . . . .That is, unless you are in prison and the guy saying it is Hispanic!!

CaptainBungholio
CaptainBungholio

When the rubber meets the road, Crist can really do whatever he wants with his life.  It is not really anyone's business whether he is gay or straight!

christine
christine

Seriously, have we grown that little as a society that we continue to revel inthe pruient interests of others? Adults have sex. That's what we do. Who we do it with, when we do it, where we do it, is all just titillating fodder for those who still have to watch porn, read gossips mags, or otherwise live vicariously because their lives are boring as hell. Or they are not "getting any" themself.

Jgjspy
Jgjspy

Let me get this straight (no pun intended) Greer takes $200,000.00 and goes to trial, Marco Rubio steals betwwin $100k and $500K (depends on who you talk to) and he is elected senator. No wonder the state is so fucked up

riverrat69
riverrat69

The only ones that give a shit if he is are the hypocritcal teabag assholes.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Gay affairs? Making sausage? Really? Only the GOP seems to care what someone else does in the privacy of their bedroom. Or car. Or bathhouse. Or bathroom.  BTW, what ever happened to that idiot FL city manager?

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