LWV honors Charlie Crist this Friday night

Specifically, their hailing the former governor for his decision very early in his four year term to sign a law ensuring a paper trail for all elections, his move to attempt to simplify the process of civil rights restoration, and his issuance of an executive order extending early voting hours during the 2008 election.

The press release has the official stats:

Crist will be presented with the award at a Bluegrass and BBQ event to be held at the home of Dr. Julie Kessel on July 15. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Florida and the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds benefit the League.

If you want to attend, go to this web page to register.

A survey released last week by the polling firm of Public Policy Polling showed Crist smashing Scott in would be race by the tune of 57-35 percent. Then again, that same poll showed Alex Sink beating Scott by that same amount if presumably the election were next week.

But of course as all know, when Florida voters had the actual opportunity to vote in the Scott v. Sink race, they chose the former health care executive by a narrow margin.


Perhaps as a reflection of the lack of stars in their own party, Florida Democrats recently have talked up Charlie Crist, now in political exile, as possibly joining their gang for the first time officially in 2012, perhaps as Congressional candidate or in 2014, as their standard bearer going up against Rick Scott (who announced over the weekend that he's coming back for four more years -if he gets through the next three and a half).

Whether any of that will come to bear, one statewide good government group wants to share their love for the former governor this Friday night, when the League of Women Voters honors him with a night of "ballot, bluegrass and BBQ, " as their website reads.

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