When I saw the headline Meek: I Turned Down Crist Cross, I thought it was a play on words reflecting that Charlie Crist was double-crossing his political opponents.
But no, Charlie Crist actually offered Kendrick Meek Crist’s sister’s cross if Meek would drop out of the Senate race, as reported at the link:
Florida independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist personally lobbied Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek to exit the race this week, offering him a cross that had been a gift from his sister, Mr. Meek said Friday.
The gesture occurred Monday as Mr. Crist and Mr. Meek were surrounded by local Jewish leaders at a Hollywood, Fla., meeting of the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee. [Added by me – what a strange place to make the offer.]
“I was shocked when he did it,” Mr. Meek said in an interview late Friday. “I told him to keep the cross and that I carry my Christianity in my heart.”
Crist spokesman Danny Kanner said he would not comment on a private conversation.
Oh boy, what else would Charlie give up to become Senator? Certainly not his pride or honor, because those were given up long ago.