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Ex-Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer indicted on six felony counts

By Matt DeLong

Jim Greer, former head of the Florida Republican Party, was arrested Wednesday morning at his home near Orlando, law enforcement officials said. The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports that at a press conference Wednesday, statewide prosecutor William Shepherd said that "a statewide grand jury indicted Greer on six felony charges: organized scheme to defraud, money laundering, and four counts of grand theft."

Shepherd said Greer developed a scheme to take money from the Republican Party. He used the money for his personal expenses.

The Associated Press has more details:

Greer funneled party money to a company called Victory Strategies that he controlled and concealed his relationship with, investigators said. On Greer's orders, the Republican Party of Florida paid Victory Strategies for campaign work, much of which was never performed. That was in addition to a 10 percent cut of major donations to the party that Greer took along with his top assistant, Delmar Johnson, Shepherd said.

Greer got about $125,000 of the almost $200,000 that the party paid Victory Strategies, the statewide prosecutor said.

Victory Strategies also received money from a fund Greer had set up for his re-election campaign as party chairman, he added.


The St. Petersburg Times has the affidavit (pdf).

In April, Greer was named as the subject of a criminal probe concerning "a secret contract that funneled party money to a consulting company he owned," the Miami Herald reported. Greer, a close ally of Gov. Charlie Crist, stepped down from his post in January under pressure from party activists and major donors outraged by lavish spending. Crist said Wednesday that the arrest was "disappointing " but he does not "feel complicit."

When asked earlier this year about his support for Greer, Crist responded,"I didn't have a crystal ball. Neither did you."

More on Greer's financial scandal from the AP:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been investigating Greer since an audit found he awarded himself and his executive director a fundraising contract that paid them about $200,000.
Greer owned 60 percent of a corporation set up to raise money for the party and former party executive director Delmar Johnson owned the other 40 percent. That corporation got a 10 percent commission on money it brought in, the audit found.
Current party Chairman John Thrasher previously said he was told March 15 that the party may have been the victim of illegal activity after the audit discovered Greer and Johnson's role in the corporation. Thrasher reported the findings to the attorney general's office, which referred the case to state officials.

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Democrats and Republicans are so pitifully predictable... calling each other names like little kids in grammar school...I can't stand either party on the national level, but the liberal crowd in both parties are nothing but corrupt, hypocritical dishonest spoiled brats that have not got a clue about morals. ...now that feels better....I kind of like this name-calling business.......Ha Ha Ha! ...I know a couple of decent Republicans on the local scene....but EVERY Democrat and many Republicans that I know are stupid, hypocritical and delusional. Also Democrats are not much fun because they are always so angry at everything and everybody.....damn crybaby hypocrites!~
....Man! I may start name-calling more often!....doesn't change anybody's mind...but makes me feel better! "VISUALIZE NO LIBERALS!"

Posted by: deharris3 | June 6, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I just love these repubs. Will someone show me just one honest one, just one. I didn't think so.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | June 3, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I just love these repubs. Will someone show me just one honest one, just one. I didn't think so.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | June 3, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

He needs to hurry up & give the money back to the GOP, we need it.

Posted by: egw7777 | June 3, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

All incumbents have to go...that's all there is to it.

And you morons attacking the repubs...have you not watched the news lately?
The new job stimulus package is to run for office and have the democrats find you a job so you won't run.

In the meantime, highest unemployment, catastrophe worse than Katrina, federal deficit highest of any in history, illegal immigration skyrocketing...

and Nero plays golf and enjoys Paul McCartney songs.

Or is he Xerxes the man-god this week? He switches back and forth, hard to follow...

Posted by: EdgarFriendly1 | June 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Does it really matter what political party lies, cheats, steals, deceives, manipulates, prostitutes themselves into graft, corruption, lobby $$$...if they don't get caught, it's O.K., it's legal.

If they do get caught; "I was misspoken", "I was misquoted", "What I did was well within the guidelines laid out", "I did nothing wrong", "What I did was for my constituents, not for my self", "NO COMMENT".

Why are there ethic committees for both the House of Representatives and the Senate...? Because there is so much graft, corruption, lies, deceit, manipulation, etc..

Well, you get the picture.

Politicians are the absolute filth of America, as are most religious prostitutes...any thing for a dollar. To hell with honesty, truth, respect...in church one day, in sin the other six.

Posted by: Nipit | June 3, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Must-read post: One anonymous letter leads authorities to Greer.

http://bit.ly/9i475M

Posted by: saintpetersblog | June 3, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Must-read post: One anonymous letter leads authorities to Greer.

http://bit.ly/9i475M

Posted by: saintpetersblog | June 3, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I am going to say the same thing I've said many times before. It takes a certain personality type to choose politics as a career. Democrat or Republican makes NO DIFFERENCE. Lobbyists and PACs really write all of the legislation anyway. Then they "buy" legislators to push their legislation through the enactment process. The Executive Branch differs only in that lobbyists and their corporate bosses are out to "win" government contracts. I suggest that politicians, especially legislators, could be selected at random by computerized lottery from the population of registered voters...like prospective jurors. Combined with limitations of 1 term of maybe 4 years. The need for campaign funds would be eliminated because there would be no election. The need for fat cat retirement plans would be gone too because no individual could make politics a career.

Posted by: JWTinTN | June 3, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Jim Greer was appointed as the head of the Republican Party by Charlie Crist. He is only being prosecuted now for his error of being appointed by the wrong person. His misdeeds were well-known and documented with his quietly being forced to resign way back in Jamuary. His acts of fraud were well known (although kept quiet) by all of the high command of the Florida GOP. This is clear since an agrrement was negotiated before he left office in January for a sererence package including a lump sum payment for his agreeing to keep his indiscresions quiet. It wasn't until March (just as rumors of Charlie Crist's deciding to run as an independent instead of as a Republican began to surfaced) that the chief law enforcement official in the state, Attorney General (and Republican) Bill McCullum, began an investigation. The investigation and the indictment of this top Republican is intended to add a blemish to the record of Charlie Crist. Had he stayed a loyal Republican then McCullum would have never considered bringing charges against a fellow Republican. Shows just how sleazy the GOP really is.

Posted by: dan_dgls | June 3, 2010 4:04 AM | Report abuse

I think that all of our Politicans are crazy. Affairs,stealing.lieing,cheeting, what is wrong with these people. They should have the highest standards to live by and have the highest morrals in their lives. They must all be NUTS!

Posted by: randykree | June 2, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

It would almost more surprising to find out about some these guys not stealing ..., hahaha ..., the joke's on everyone who think this America system actually works for anyone other than such crooks.

Get real folks....,

Posted by: Lobsang_Tenzin | June 2, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Well said, Lobsang_Tenzin.

Posted by: elleyeyegreen | June 2, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Are we running on 'hamster wheels', going nowhere, looking for nothing but a prettier wheel ..., are we slaves to some superficial lifestyle, dictated to us by corporate elites ..., What is freedom? What is happiness? What is success? These are the existential questions that intelligent, mindful people should be asking, as we suffer a mutually assured destruction from oil slicks, banking bandits and corrupt political sycophants

When we honestly examine our western culture of consumerism (i.e.: American economic model/values). Aren't most people satisfied enough just running on fancy hamster wheels ?

Don't most people appear rather self-satisfied, when they are acting with self-rightious indignation, while reciting partisan mantras? It appears that many people are very content with the way things are right now..., (or at least content enough to pamper the status-quo)

Will there eventually be enough of a "mindful" critical mass to affect real change ..., or will we, by default, continue to pamper the status-quo on our road to extinction?

Will "we the people", so pompous, belligerent, and spitefully noisy, always be so hilariously impotent? ...., is America such a stupid society, that we can only produce idiot generations of self-indulgent hamsters.

Posted by: Lobsang_Tenzin | June 2, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

This is nothing but politics. We in Florida are well known and respected for being people of integrity and honesty, no I refuse to accept the indictment, he is a good Crhistian who follows the scriptures and the commandements to the letter just like Bush, Chenney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and all the good preaching Ministers who were falsely accused of their inmoral behavior. These people are made of teflon there is no way in hell this will stick to this man nor to all others because they are the chosen saviors of their bank accounts and their budies.

Posted by: postDC | June 2, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Politicians accept huge "campaign donations" from well-funded special interests all the time, in an implicit exchange for preferential legislative treatment. If you accept these "donations" while standing on one leg and whispering the magic word, it's legal.

But if you fail to perform the right hair-splitting kabuki dance while you're getting bribed, it's a crime.

Our political system is so completely corrupt that even the corruption investigations seem like ridiculously selective prosecutions.

Posted by: kcx7 | June 2, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I hope he rots in prison, that's how disgusting this whole concept of politicians is getting with me, especially these retards from the right.

Posted by: shipfreakbo214 | June 2, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

The party of psychopathy is in no position to press charges against one of its own for instinctual behavior.

Posted by: tojby_2000 | June 2, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Poor pathetic Republicans. They just don't know how to react when they can't lay all of the blame on the Dems. It really is sad to see...

(Correction)

Posted by: MadamDeb | June 2, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Poor pathetic Republicans. They just don't know how to react when they lay all of the blame on the Dems. It really is sad to see...

Posted by: MadamDeb | June 2, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

It is about time these crooks get nailed. And they think that the Dems are acting badly and they are calling for investigations of the Sestak matter as "bribery". They have a bigger matter to attend to now.

Posted by: ronjeske | June 2, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

JED BUSH???? Are you serious? You don't even know who you're talking about yet you make comments like that?

You're a joke and representative of a vast majority of foolish, blind, leftist wing nuts!

I own you!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | June 2, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Pretty standard for Republicans.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 2, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Forget about it; that's just our GOP in action! Ask Jed Bush. Ask Karen Hughes. This is the way we operate!

Posted by: JONWINDY | June 2, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm amazed at the fools that are amazed by this. Someone mentioned a ratio of 5:1 R's getting 'busted' for something to D's. Really? I mean, Really? You do know which paper you're reading don't you? I'm sure you still watch network news that never covers anything about the worst person alive in John Edwards. That gets left to the tabloids - who are almost ALWAYS RIGHT by the way - because they have to be.

Speaking of being 'busted', go no further than the President. The guy is a walking 0-fer. Cabinet selections? None of them pay their taxes. Bi-partisan efforts on Obama-care? Are you kidding me? The D's basically said, "Look, we won, you lost, you can go sit over there and we'll let you know when your help is needed." THEN, the D's act like the R's are a party of "No"? Seriously? Obama shilling for the VA gubernatorial race? Oh yeah, the R won in a landslide. The Olympics? Not only was Obama ineffective in his visit to the IOC, they cut us on DAY ONE!!! This president is mortgaging (interesting word choice, I know) all of his political capitol on trying to shape his legacy with free health care knowing that at least 30% of D incumbents are going to walk the plank in their respective districts. Transparency? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I just spit my soda remembering THAT promise. Now he is struggling to address the gulf oil spill by essentially saying that BP better pay up or else....

This guy is a loser on everything he has set out to do so far.

Am I the only one that gets this?

Someone....anyone....please tell me ONE THING that the big O has done to benefit this country since winning an election by default. Yes, I said default. The country pressed the "reset" button just in time for him to run knowing full well that no R was going to be elected anyway.

I say, he's the most crooked loser of the bunch!

Please tell me I am not the only one that gets this....PLEASE!!!!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | June 2, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

First and foremost - this man has violated a public trust and should be strung up by the thumbs. Secondly,it is difficult to read the article objectively when all you see is REPUBLICAN. Anytime a wrong is commited by a REPUBLICAN, all we see is REPUBLICAN. If the same crime is done by a demonkrat, the press lists the name, neglects to list the person is a demonkrat, and concludes with 'everybody does it." Can't the press see that it is the lack of objectivity and fairness that is plummeting their ratings?

Posted by: IQ168 | June 2, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Both sides of the isle are so messed up!

The democrats refuse to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Most of the Republicans refuse to truly defend it. And BOTH sides have their share of crooks.

As for America's citizens: Most are too busy going after the "all-mighty" dollar, to get a darn about what is really going on in Washington.

The "love" of money, is the root of all evil!

Debra J.M. Smith
Journalist at InformingChristians.com

Posted by: DebraJMSmith | June 2, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

@ PinkElephant:

"Amazing we don't hear about the fraud & corruption on the RECORD number of DEMOCRATS who were ELECTED OFFICIALS. Yes, Democrats have set a record just in the past 18 months.. just not much reporting on it."

Cite! Cite! It's not enough to smear your crap on the wall. Give us examples, you partisan hack.

Posted by: delatopia | June 2, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

SierraBW wrote: "I'm amazed at the number of people on this page who did not pay any attention to the need for reform when Tom Delay and Bill Frist were breaking laws left and right. You speak of media bias, you are truly biased yourselves."

Thank you so much for putting into words what I was thinking. Greed and corruption are always seemingly bigger when the Democrats' shoes are on the government's feet but the ol' Repugs don't shout so loud when those shoes are theirs. It's called hypocrisy. They gotta blame someone.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | June 2, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

If they broke the law then they broke the law. However if they worked to raise the money and then got paid 10% of the funds they helped raise then what is criminal about that. We pay a Chairman of a major company millions of dollars what is the difference? We pay many executives in non-profits 80% of the monies collected. We raise monies for causes and keep 80% and pay the cause 20% or less.
If he worked then he deserves to get paid for the job he done..

Posted by: KBrustmeyer2003 | June 2, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Can we say that this one is or was VERY CLOSE to Guv. Cris who just may get a Phony call from Jammah Cawtah after Rahm , for Obama, ditches Meeks with a non paying job as Messianic dog Walker, to get Cris to become the new Specter for a " Dispose after one Use" syndrome.... Hahahah but the Transparency may just become less lucid after all.....

Posted by: redhawk2 | June 2, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

If you GOPers and TPartiers would use some common sense, you would understand that any lawbreaker from any Party should be held responsible for their actions and see jail time if guilty. My question is... how come there are so many Republicans? Sure, Democrats get caught also but the ratio is something like 5:1... what is there about that?! I have noticed that the Democratic lawbreakers have the decency to shut up about their fines and jail time, but, Geezzz, the Repugs go yammering all the way to the jail house door... what's with that?!? Just no self-integrity, I guess.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | June 2, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Can we say that this one is or was VERY CLOSE to Guv. Cris who just may get a Phony call from Jammah Cawtah after Rahm , for Obama, ditches Meeks with a non paying job as Messianic dog Walker, to get Chris to become the new Specter for a " Dispose after one Use" syndrome.... Hahahah but the Transparency may just become less lucid after all.....

Posted by: redhawk2 | June 2, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm amazed at the number of people on this page who did not pay any attention to the need for reform when Tom Delay and Bill Frist were breaking laws left and right. You speak of media bias, you are truly biased yourselves. You sat by and did nothing while Bush/Cheney frittered away the surplus left from the Clinton Administration, but suddenly because the current president is a Democrat and the Democrats predominate in both houses of Congress, there is suddenly a problem, and great reform is needed! When last I looked the current Congress and the President were attempting to undo the mess created by GOP control. But then, since the GOP has brainwashed the electorate into thinking what they (the GOP) did was right -- even though we're in a depression -- your various negatives stances on the current president and his party don't really surprise me. I would, however, recommend that you wake up, as what's happening will ultimately affect us all!

Posted by: SierraBW | June 2, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I didn't read anywhere in the article that Greer was an elected GOP politician. He scammed the GOP and should go to jail. I believe there is plenty of corruption to go around and it needs to be cleaned up.

Posted by: tdressler | June 2, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

The comments on here are hilarious.

If this was a Democrat, there would be few comments.

Amazing we don't hear about the fraud & corruption on the RECORD number of DEMOCRATS who were ELECTED OFFICIALS. Yes, Democrats have set a record just in the past 18 months.. just not much reporting on it.

Corrupt Democrats are offered positions in the Obama Admin...and of course, that's okay too.

Posted by: PinkElephant | June 2, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

Need to revise to add “the President together with his/her staff” as it appears that the President and his czars are also circumventing the laws of the land.

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul M. Mrozinsky

pmmrozinsky@att.net

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

From: James Graham

THE HEART OF OUR PROBLEMS IS OUR POLITICANS ARE MONEY HUNGRY !!!!

As a widow of a military retiree, who stood with her husband for over 20 years while he served this country (which was the greatest in the world until this Congress and President took over), I have to say I agree. Shirley

As a retired military man that have given over twenty-seven years of my life to my country, I truly feel that what this
Country needs most is a new amendment to the Constitution . I am recommending that we add the 28th amendment to the Constitution of the UNITED STATES.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Congressman, Senators, Representatives and the President together with his/her staff; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Congressman, Senators, Representatives, and the President together with his/her staff that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States”.

This 28th amendment to the Constitution of the UNITED STATES Will apply to all passed, present and future
Presidents an their staffs , Congressman, Senators an Representatives.
Just think of all the money this would save the tax payers!!!!!

I think the Senators, Representatives or Congressman that comes out strongly for this will be our next President.

HTCM USN Retired James A. Graham E-Mail address is ( jagraham@charter.net ) Please forward !!!!!!!

Posted by: jagraham | June 2, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

This guy needs to "pull a Specter." If he was a Democrat he'd obviously be a serious candidate for a cabinet position along with Obama's other paragons of propriety.

Posted by: 65tarheel | June 2, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I remember way back when the President was to address school kids on returning to school. Greer was the first goper to opine that the President was out to indoctrinate children. He was content to spread lies and subterfuge.

Now, I hope he gets indoctrinated in prison and learns the meaning of the word. I hope the book is thrown at directly in his face. Go Directly To Jail, Do Not Pass Go.

Posted by: hadelaide | June 2, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Hey, SISSD1, I hope you don't mind, but I amended your post slightly. Here goes:

"after all these democrats and republicans (but mostly, mostly Republicans) breaking the law and getting caught it is about time for a third party (or at least less Republicans in government).nothing but greedy little pigs.it makes my day when they get caught.

Posted by: chert | June 2, 2010 11:47 AM
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Someone who won't admit to themselves the democratic party is every bit as corrupt. I'm so shocked.

Posted by: Cryos | June 2, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Hey, SISSD1, I hope you don't mind, but I amended your post slightly. Here goes:

"after all these democrats and republicans (but mostly, mostly Republicans) breaking the law and getting caught it is about time for a third party (or at least less Republicans in government).nothing but greedy little pigs.it makes my day when they get caught.

Posted by: chert | June 2, 2010 11:47 AM
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Someone who won't admit to themselves the democratic party is every bit as corrupt. I'm so shocked.

Posted by: Cryos | June 2, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

No wonder republicans don't want federal regulations or government oversight....they don't want to go to prison!

Posted by: cgallaway2000 | June 2, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney's good pal Lawrence Novak, the chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party was indicted on money laundering and is serving time. Republican state chairmen must think they are a law unto themselves.

Posted by: mej2 | June 2, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

GOP members just can't stop looting and pillaging, it's in their blood.

Posted by: hairguy01 | June 2, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Rubio was living off those republican credit cards. And kickbacks from F.I.U., Jackson hosp., and the tollway deal! Put cuffs on them all!!!

Posted by: roosboys | June 2, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Donating to the Republican party has become a risky proposition.

First it was Palin's designer clothes. Then the Bondage Club. Now this!

Posted by: senatorcat | June 2, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Wow a politician that's a crimminal....I just can't believe it!!

Politicians are all criminals, we should "select" them from a phone book randomly, that way at least we would have a fighting chance to get someone that's honest.

Seriously, though, there really needs to be 100% public funding of campaigns. If you can get a certain percentage of "authorized signatures" to get on a ballot, after that everyone should get the exact same amount to spend on a political "race" Otherwise all you get is rich/greedy people weaseling in to get more rich. Take out the "wealth" and you'll get people that want to serve the public, and not "Gore" the public.

Posted by: TBOregon | June 2, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I am a Floridian and a Democrat. I am thinking that I will register as a Republican so I can get a GOP credit card and buy a few things I have needed for a long time. I'm surprised that they haven't arrested Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist's other free spending thieves. Oh well, they should keep on spending money on themselves. Then they will have less to spend on their idioitic candaidates this fall.

Posted by: sameolddoc | June 2, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Just when we were beginning to despair, a Republican returns to real GOP values:

Plain, old-fashioned greed and theft.

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | June 2, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

This type of activity is more common than we think, with politicians, Democrat and Republican.
If its a conflict of interest for any political party leader to own a company that benefits from fundraising activities, they can't bid on those jobs.
But sometimes its a gray area, its not clear.

Posted by: ohioan | June 2, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Floridians: Vote for Kendrick Meek!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | June 2, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter which party a corrupt politician belongs to, the American people are sick to death of corrupt politicians. BOTH partys have their fair share of them.

Posted by: storms48 | June 2, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm encouraged...no toilet stall, Congressional interns, love-children or an oil company involved. Maybe they're just RINOs.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | June 2, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

"No charges yet but even the rumors about this self-serving disgusting politician are enough to make any decent Republican sick to his/her stomach!"

There are no decent Republicans left.

Check out the races in Kentucky, Illinois, Nevada for a taste of the mindlessness and corruption of the current-day GOP. Or look at the hypocritical Repub governors in Virginia, New Jersey, Texas,and Arizona: bigoted, heart-less, blowhards out to enrich their big business pals while spewing pious rhetoric of restraint. The Republican party is imploding and not a minute too soon. The fate of our nation is at stake.

Posted by: dee5 | June 2, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I don't think this will only be bad for Crist. Rubio is also implicated in this. With Greer only the first to be arrested, what won't he hand over to the prosecutors in order to get them to go easy with him?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 2, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Republican PAC fundraising-

"Like the game if you lose,
Go to jail"

Posted by: Gates9 | June 2, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Hey, SISSD1, I hope you don't mind, but I amended your post slightly. Here goes:

"after all these democrats and republicans (but mostly, mostly Republicans) breaking the law and getting caught it is about time for a third party (or at least less Republicans in government).nothing but greedy little pigs.it makes my day when they get caught.

Posted by: chert | June 2, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Crist must be shaking in his boots. He and Greer have been thick as thieves for many years. Crist will at least be called to testify at a long trial, look for more indictments down the road. Crist is dead meat.

On the other hand Kendrick Meek now has a good chance of being the next Senator from Florida! GO KENDRICK!!

Posted by: cartercamp | June 2, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Crist must be shaking in his boots. He and Greer have been thick as thieves for many years. Crist will at least be called to testify at a long trial, look for more indictments down the road. Crist is dead meat.

On the other hand Kendrick Meek now has a good chance of being the next Senator from Florida! GO KENDRICK!!

Posted by: cartercamp | June 2, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Typical.
Republicans want to end taxes, but spend tax money like it grows on trees.
They are completely divorced from reality.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | June 2, 2010 11:33 AM
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This guy was spending tax money???? C'mon, man. If you're gonna fling something at least try to be accurate.

Posted by: lingering_lead | June 2, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Crist must be shaking in his boots. He and Greer have been thick as thieves for many years. Crist will at least be called to testify at a long trial, look for more indictments down the road. Crist is dead meat.

On the other hand Kendrick Meek now has a good chance of being the next Senator from Florida! GO KENDRICK!!

Posted by: cartercamp | June 2, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Isn't this just wonderfully priceless. The Republican Party leadership wonders why we "party members" are disenchanted with the current leaders of the organization, both at the local and national level?

No charges yet but even the rumors about this self-serving disgusting politician are enough to make any decent Republican sick to his/her stomach!

Posted by: OregonStorm | June 2, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

after all these democrats and republicans breaking the law and getting caught it is about time for a third party.nothing but greedy little pigs.it makes my day when they get caught.

Posted by: SISSD1 | June 2, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Typical.
Republicans want to end taxes, but spend tax money like it grows on trees.
They are completely divorced from reality.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | June 2, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

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