Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday that news reports detailing U.S. Senate rival Marco Rubio's use of a party-issued credit card for personal expenses was "pretty disturbing."
"An expensive haircut, it looks like. That's pretty disturbing," Crist said as he talked briefly to reporters before the start of a Board of Executive Clemency meeting. "I think these kinds of things are things that people will decide what they feel about it. It's up to them to reach their own conclusions about how important they believe it to be."
Asked to respond to an assertion by Rubio's campaign that Crist was behind leaking Rubio's American Express card bills to the media, Crist said: "I don't know where it came from." Then he paused and added: "Actually, I do know where it came from. It came from Speaker Rubio."
Crist has said several times that he never had a party-issued credit card.
-- Steve Bousquet