What’s More Ridiculous…

…a $130 back wax or failing to properly capitalize on same? It doesn’t help that Rubio (may have) gotten his back waxed on the GOP’s dime but Crist is screwing up the messaging. He’s supposed to say it’s an outrage because he’s using other peoples’ money, which he does the first time. Halfway thru he switches tacks and starts talking about the sticker price itself which just opens up Rubio for an “Oh yeah well as Governor Crist charged $xyz a plate for a fundraiser” response — or whatever, it’s pretty much guaranteed that Crist did something that can be construed as elitist since taking office. (How bout a $50,000 birthday cake? Or there’s always this.) By veering over to the sticker shock issue it’s easier for Rubio to go tit-for-tat, especially when, yknow, 130 < 50,000. Stick to the “$130 of your hard-earned money” line, Chuck. If your opponent hands you a $130 back wax you gotta take proper advantage.

CRIST: 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.

via The politics of back waxing.


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