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Charlie Crist Has an Okay Afternoon

Florida governor Charlie Crist greeted Pres. Barack Obama at the airport, and while he may take a bit of flak over this, he probably shouldn’t. Greeting the president when he’s in your state is just good manners. (Whether you need to hug him and appear with him at a rally for the stimulus . . . well, that’s another story.)

No hug. No fist bump. No chest bump.

From the pool report:

A few minutes later, he was greeted on the tarmac by a handful of Florida officials, including Gov. Charlie Crist. There was no ho hug this time, only a handshake, but it lingered about 27 seconds, according to your pool’s count. The president tightly gripped the governor’s hand and clutched his arm. Vice President Biden gathered close for a tight photo of the three – in case Marco Rubio’s campaign is so inclined to use it.

You know, rabbit ears behind Biden would probably get Crist five points in the polls overnight.

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