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Crist: Rubio May Wax His Back, Charge It To Florida (VIDEO)


First Posted: 05/09/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

***UPDATE*** Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos responded to Crist's allegation that Rubio may be charging the state of Florida for back waxing sessions:

Last night, Charlie Crist gave an 11-minute nationally televised interview in which he made multiple references to back waxing, but not a single mention of fighting the liberal Obama agenda. This speaks volumes about what his priorities are.


Charlie Crist is a desperate politician whose record of supporting the failed $787 billion stimulus, bailouts and tax increases is being rejected by Floridians with every passing day. Today, Charlie Crist is the sitting governor of the fourth-largest state who has fallen so far and so fast that he's now reduced himself to making up stories about his opponent's grooming habits.

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During a lengthy interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren last night, Florida Senate candidate Charlie Crist accused his GOP rival Marco Rubio of possibly waxing his back -- and charging the state of Florida for it. It was a bizarre exchange as Van Susteren does a double-take at Crist's example of Rubio not being a real fiscal conservative:

CRIST: Because he's trying to pawn himself off as a fiscal conservative. And yet just in reason weeks, two weeks ago it has come out in news accounts he had a Republican Party of Florida credit card that he charged $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax -- we are not sure what all he got at that place.


VAN SUSTEREN: Wait a second, stop. A back wax? Wait a second.

CRIST: I don't know what it was, you know?

VAN SUSTEREN: I know, but was there a suggestion it was for a back wax or are you being flip?

CRIST: I don't know what it was. Initially we were told it was a haircut. And then he said it wasn't a haircut. Then he had the gall to go on Neil Cavuto's show and said it was his money. It was a credit card from the Republican Party. It was party donors' money.

The detachment from reality is stunning to me. And to try to say that you're a fiscal conservative, yet you spend $130 for maybe a haircut and maybe other things, I don't know what you do at a salon we you are a guy.

I get my haircut for $11 from a guy named Carl the Barber in St. Petersburg, Florida where I grew up. And to me that's real fiscal conservatism.

WATCH: (H/t St. Petersburg Times)

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