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Friday, May 14, 2010

Charlie Crist's sister, Margaret Wood, will run his independent U.S. Senate campaign

Hmm-m-m... Margaret Wood? Can't honestly say that I've ever heard of her but... I was anything but in news junkie mode yesterday, since I was busy all day due to my nephew Mario graduating from the University of Miami down in Coral Gables, with the afternoon ceremony at the on-campus Bank United Center, which is where the basketball Hurricanes play.

Fortunately for all involved, the building's A/C was blasting on a day that was nice and sunny for photographs afterwards, but also very hot and humid, especially for those of us wearing suits in cars packed with relatives and breaking in some new dress shoes.

Because of the terrific party my sister threw for Mario at her new home in Pembroke Pines for family and friends, I didn't see a single TV news broadcast all day, the first time that's happened in many years when I wasn't traveling.
(It was actually disorienting to be honest.)

So when I read this afternoon at the
Washington Post's 44 blog, subtitled, Politics and Policy in Obama's Washington, http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/ that Florida governor Charlie Crist is entrusting his political future to his sister, Margaret Wood, I must admit, I was a bit dumbstruck.
But then I wondered if I was simply the last person to hear about this.

I used to have the widget for the
44 blog on my blog but it often had technical problems, so I had to toss it overboard, just as I did the Ben Smith blog widget from POLITICO for similar reasons.

But when I read in the post that the news came out of an interview Crist did with the St. Pete Times Editorial Board, I knew that ace political reporter Adam Smith -no relation- would likely be all over the story, and, of course, he was, in their great politics blog, The Buzz, which I've long been a regular reader of.

44 blog of the
Washington Post
Crist says his sister will manage his Senate campaign

by Felicia Sonmez

The Buzz politics blog of the St. Petersburg Times
Charlie Crist hires a campaign manager
Posted by Adam Smith at 05:06:37 PM on May 13, 2010 http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2010/05/charlie-crist-hires-a-campaign-manager.html

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