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Conservative group says Crist pandering to "radicals"

Dick Armey, former U.S. House Majority Leader, today slammed Gov. Charlie Crist for "pandering to radical enviromentalists." Armey, who is now chairman of FreedomWorks, took issue with Crist's recent decision to issue executive orders dealing with emissions, saying he did under pressure from former Vice President Al Gore and his "liberal buddies in Hollywood."

Armey said the only way Crist can likely meet his goals is forcing up energy costs:

"Embracing the climate change movement and driving up energy costs is fine if you are Leonardo DiCaprio or Sheryl Crow.  Multi-millionaires can justify their liberal guilt by paying more to fuel their private jets and air condition their giant mansions.  But what about hard-working Floridians whose family budgets are stretched to the limit because of high gasoline prices and skyrocketing home energy costs?"

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