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Really, Charlie? Your Wife’s Tax Returns Off Limits?

By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: June 27, 2014 3:55 AM
Leslie Wimes

Leslie Wimes

Here recently, the Republican Party of Florida has been going after Charlie Crist about his and his wife’s tax returns. Crist revealed some of his tax returns, but through his campaign spokesperson, Kevin Cate, has said that his wife’s returns are off limits.

The RPOF was accused of “going after” Crist’s wife.

Let’s take a look at why that is pure bs, and why Crist and his wife should just release the tax returns:

Charlie Crist wanted to be John McCain’s running mate in 2008, correct? In the vetting process for that position, Crist would have had to release his and his wife’s tax returns, and answer any and all questions John McCain and his vetting committee would ask, correct?

So why now, all of a sudden, are these tax returns so secret, and his wife off limits? If anyone thinks for one second Charlie Crist would have told John McCain that he could not have access to Carole’s tax returns, they are crazier than Crist is for denying the access now.

Charlie Crist uses his “celebrity” as the former governor to help promote his wife’s company, Goddessey. Take, for instance, the Texas trade show the company recently had.

If you scroll to the bottom of the company’s Facebook page, who do you see posing with people in costumes? None other than former Gov. Charlie Crist! Looks like they are working together to me. Is Crist hiding money with Goddessey?

Now, if former Gov. Crist wants to keep his wife’s tax returns a secret, and out of the public eye, why is he parading around at this trade show in Texas? Is that why he can’t debate Nan Rich? He’s too busy posing with the people of “Goddessey” to allow Democrats in Florida to hear where he stands on the issues and to be able to see the TWO candidates side-by-side on the stage, answering to the people of Florida?

Some of these journalists that Crist and the Crist campaign like to whine to should really ask these questions and call him out on what clearly makes no sense.

How about it, Mr. Crist? Would you have provided your wife’s info to the McCain campaign? Something tells me you would have!

What are you hiding now, Charlie?


Leslie Wimes is a registered nurse who was working in cardiovascular intensive care until she decided to form "Women On The Move," a South Florida-based networking group that promotes positivity in professional and personal areas. Her website of the same name and progressive but independent columns have thousands of readers not only in Florida but across the nation. This column is reprinted from the site with the author's permission.


Comments (8)

Geo Mick
6:43PM JUN 27TH 2014
went looking for the pics - it appears carole took down the Texas trades how post on the Goddessey Facebook page. Kinda stupid, guess she's never heard of google cache? Why take it down? does she think taking the pictures down makes the issue go away? the press need to pursue this.
Dean
4:57PM JUN 27TH 2014
Everybody has been distracted. Where and how did Gov Scott make 40+ million dollars last year?
Joseph
2:37PM JUN 27TH 2014
Leslie, you have written a dozen articles attacking Crist and supporting Nan. That's ok, but don't deny that you're in her camp.

You already attack Crist for being associated with those people. All I'm saying is that you should hold your own candidate to the same standard. Ask her about Progressive Choice.

I'm not sold on Crist either, but I'll unite behind whoever wins the primary.
Gloria Fein Alderschott
4:09PM JUN 27TH 2014
Since when does being in Nan's "camp" make her an enemy of the party? Nan has established progressive principles some of us have lived by all our lives. It is YOU who back a carpetbagging humbug who should have to explain yourself to US.
Leslie Wimes
10:45AM JUN 27TH 2014
First, I'm not a part of anyone's "camp", except my own. I'm not responsible for Progressive Choice, or what they do. Nor am I responsible for who is funding Charlie Crist. You'd be surprised to find out who HE is getting donations from. Using your logic, should we hold Crist responsible for Rothstein, Pearlman, and any of the other con artists he has been associated with? What you should be asking is why are DEMOCRATS trying to shut Nan down. She has every right to run for Governor.
Joseph
9:30AM JUN 27TH 2014
I expect the Rick Scott campaign to go after Crist on this issue. But from the Nan camp? Republicans are laughing right now. If you're talking about transparency, then why not ask who is funding Progressive Choice? Their funding is secret and spending on Nan's behalf. Nan can even ask them herself, publicly. Instead, you've defended that group on your blog. Hypocrisy?
JOE KREPS
10:54PM JUN 29TH 2014
There is only one Hypocrist. His name is Charlie. Progressive Choice is just what they say they are. They are doing nothing illegal.
C Breeze
8:48AM JUN 27TH 2014
Slip & slide, bob & weave & hide, prevaricate & equivocate, are these the "talents" Charlie that you learn at your little desk in the corner of Morgan & Morgans' office ? Well that just won't do...." Not this time Charlie....

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