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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's wild pitch

Charlie Crist's first pitch leaves something to be desired.

I hope he runs better than he pitches, or he'll never catch up to Marco Rubio! If the voters have this kind of aim, they'll wind up putting their ballots in his opponents' boxes -- or throwing them out the window by mistake. If the populace veers that wildly to the left, he's going to have serious difficulty.

Now, when we want to distract people on the playing field, we can taunt them by saying things such as:

"Hey, you throw like a Florida governor!"

"You call yourself a Republican? Because it looks like you have the same stance as Gov. Crist."

"Are you aiming at the home plate or the senate seat from the state of Florida?"

"I didn't realize Gov. Crist was throwing all the pitches this game."

"With an arm like that, I hope you're good at politics."

By Alexandra Petri  | October 8, 2010; 5:14 PM ET
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Is the moral of this story to practice what you pitch?

Posted by: MNUSA | October 9, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

The one rule for politicians when they throw out these pitches is to not screw it up. The wild pitch will become a metaphor for all of a politician's political failings. Crist screwed it up.

Fine, so he's not great at pretending to be a baseball player.

But then Crist is not great at pretending to be a Democrat, too.

For that matter, he's not great at pretending to be a Republican either.

Posted by: blert | October 9, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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