Who Knew Charlie Crist Had a Hidden Talent?


The art of the insincere political apology:

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group’s songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday.

Terms of the settlement were not released, but it included a recorded apology by Crist that was posted on YouTube Monday afternoon.

Crist sets a new standard for stilted delivery and half-hearted eye contact as he hunches over his laptop in a wrinkled shirt. No teleprompter for Crist, and he couldn’t even be bothered to position his laptop at eye level while reading the apology.

I guess if you’re legally obligated to humiliate yourself, this is the way to go:

[via Ben Smith]

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