NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: October 2, 2008
Empty Chair Charlie's Fantasy Land
Tallahassee, FL - Empty Chair Charlie's Empty Suit made a roaring comeback with the Sarasota Herald Tribune's Capitol Comments Blog reporting that after weeks of ignoring the fact that Floridians are suffering under the Bush-McCain-Crist failed economic polices, Crist has finally laid out his new economic plan: "Go to Disney World" he said when ducking questions about the economic recovery plan being debated in Congress.
"Empty Chair Charlie must be living in Fantasy Land. He still doesn't get that our nation is facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and Florida's families are suffering under the Bush-McCain-Crist failed economic polices. Crist's advice to the hundreds of thousands of Floridians who have lost their jobs or homes under this Republican recession - go spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars to bring your family to Disney World," said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff. "Cleary our part time governor is spending too much time hanging out in John McCain's fundamentally strong economy, because telling people to go to Disney is Crist's entire plan to jumpstart Florida's economy."
As the Herald Tribune points out, "Daily admission for a family of four to Disney World is about $250."
And where is the Empty Chair headed today rather than working on a real plan to fix Florida's economy? As the Herald Tribune later reports:
Gov. Charlie Crist will do a spot of work in Tallahassee Thursday morning before flying to his hometown of St. Petersburg for the first-ever playoff game of the Tampa Bay Rays.
"Not only is Charlie Crist an Empty Chair, but he is an Empty Suit. Crist is so out-of-touch that he doesn't get that Florida's families are suffering under the Republican recession. Rather than going to a baseball game, Crist should working on a real plan to fix Florida's economy," Jotkoff added.