Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Apologizes for Supporting Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
And he starts out really good.
Dyer: When you first ran for governor in 2006, you said that a ban on same-sex marriage was unnecessary, but then you signed a petition to place Amendment 2 [banning same-sex marriage] on the ballot…
Crist: … and I’m sorry. I’m sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me.
That's great, Gov. Just leave it there. You're sorry, you want to be forgiven, that's how you do it.
But he goes on.
Crist: I was a Republican. . . The examples you cited were examples of me trying to be a good Republican.
And you just blew it. You can't say "I'm so sorry I worked against your rights, but you gotta understand, it was politically expedient!" I mean, I guess you could say that if you were retiring from public life, but if you are again running for public office, you can't say "vote for me, I will betray my principles if I think it will help me win." And you certainly can't say "Sorry about hurting people, but it was more important to me to keep the knuckle-draggers of my party happy than to stand up for what I knew was right. Crist 2014!"
So the point of this ad seems to be that the more Verizon products you buy, the bigger bag of douche you become?
Sure, you might be an unassuming little nerd, but with enough Verizon products, you can become a guy who looks like he's trying to dress as Axl Rose for Halloween and thinks air guitar is acceptable!