Gov. Charlie Crist’s political mentor, former U.S. Sen. Connie Mack, resigned Thursday as Crist’s campaign chairman in his race for the U.S. Senate.
Mack wrote a terse, two-paragraph letter to his one-time protege that said Crist was wrong to veto a bill (SB 6) that would have made it easier to fire teachers and tie their pay to student test scores.
“As you know, I strongly disagree with your veto,” Mack wrote his fellow Republican. “Your veto I believe undermines our education system in Florida and the principles for which I have always stood.”
Mack went on to say that Crist’s decision to veto the bill was “unsupportable and wrong.”
“As you can understand, I can no longer serve as chairman for your campaign for the United States Senate,” Mack wrote.
What is this? Politicians with morals? Now I’m really confused!
This is good news for Marco Rubio, and I believe it also begins the move of Crist from the GOP to become an Independent. He’s been staking this turf for some time, and watch – it’ll happen soon. Should get extra interesting if the GOP then courts Rubio to replace Crist, and Rubio refuses to sign on……
-LTB (So “Bob Dole” can’t blame it on John)