"See these shoes?" Gov. Charlie Crist said, pointing down at his gleaming black loafers.
"I've probably had these shoes resoled five times," he said, making small talk at the outset of an interview as a way of brandishing his fiscal conservatism.
The governor wears frugality like a badge of honor.
Unfortunately for Florida taxpayers, it does not appear to have rubbed off on everybody in state government who works for him. (Read the full column here)