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The Not So Grueling Schedule of Florida’s Governor

Three months off over the past two years sounds like a pretty good gig, if you can get it.  From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Gov. Charlie Crist was center court at the Miami Heat game for the retirement of Alonzo Mourning’s jersey one Monday evening in late March.

It hadn’t been a difficult day for Crist. Earlier, he’d visited the Miami set of a TV series, Burn Notice, and announced a health insurance initiative in Hialeah, his schedule shows.

He’d had no events slated the previous Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

As Floridians struggle with job reductions, home foreclosures and dwindling bank accounts, Crist has enjoyed a jet-setting lifestyle, mixing with celebrities, attending charity balls, staying at grand hotels, and relaxing in his new wife’s $4 million condo on Miami’s Fisher Island.

“I’m never not governor,” Crist said this week. “I have no days off. I’m working all the time.”

But a Sun-Sentinel review of the governor’s detailed schedules for the past two years found he had no events or appointments on 62 weekdays — the equivalent of three months. On another 74 weekdays — or nearly four months — his schedule shows him working only part of the day.


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