Charlie Crist was for offshore drilling before he was against it 

With Charlie Crist calling for a special legislative session to bring up a constitutional ban on offshore drilling, the Rubio campaign sends along a video of Charlie Crist cheering on Sarah Palin in 2008 as she tells an audience we need to “drill here, drill now,” and a 2009 interview in which Crist endorsed legislation to drill five miles off Florida’s coast.

You kind of have to admire the forthright shamelessness of Crist’s flip-flop. In his April 29 “declaration of independence” speech, Crist claimed credit for making the “tough decisions” to both support and then oppose offshore drilling:

“I’ve made some tough decisions as your governor, and they all haven’t been popular, but I’ve done them because I think they’re what’s right for the people and what’s right for our state, whether it’s offshore drilling, whether it’s — and stopping it, whether it’s fighting for our teachers and our children and education.”

It was the most revealing line of his speech.

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