With the Pasco County GOP filing a complaint against Republican Sen. Mike Fasano for supporting nonpartisan Charlie Crist, Buzz dug through the notebook to find this interview gem with Party Chairman John Thrasher the day before Crist bolted.
Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald: How about
people that do support (Crist). Will there be repercussions within the
party if there are Republicans who stay and support him?
No, I don't think of any (repercussions). I think Sen. Fasano said he
is probably going to continue to support him. (Fasano) is my friend. I
respect what he's doing. That's his choice.
Klas: And you
would support Fasano if he choose to run for something in the future?
Thrasher: Sen. Fasano is my friend.
Given this, it doesn't sound likely Fasano will face sanctions.