All in all, it was a Charlie Crist kind of week. In the span of five business days, the governor managed to sandbag his legislative allies, embarrass his predecessor, alienate his mentor, rile his campaign staff, solidify his new base in the teachers’ union, and win oodles of media attention, much of it glowing with fresh esteem. By vetoing the education-reform bill he had promised only weeks earlier to support, he seemed to be growing in office at a pace agreeable even to the New York Times: On Friday, the paper published a three-column, front-page story on the Crist veto, jumped inside across another four columns — the full boy-mauls-pit-bull treatment. When was the last time the Times lavished so much coverage on a legislative dust-up in Tallahassee? The correct answer, I’m pretty sure, would be “never.” Continue reading here.
For the second time since the end of the primary election in the race for St.