So much for the Mr. Nice guy. Gov. Charlie Crist is hitting Marco Rubio as a big spender. Overall, the attack is pretty misleading in that it implies Crist vetoed $500 million that Rubio "tried to sneak" into the budget. Though Rubio was House Speaker, the final budget in question included deals struck with the Senate. So all this money can't be laid at Rubio's feet -- especially considering that Crist rounded up the vetoed amount up from $459m. But that amount included some creative accounting by Crist and not all of it was Rubio's. For instance, the $1.5m listed for the rowing center was likely inserted in 2007 in the budget by Republican Rep. Ralph Poppell and Sen. (now Congressman) Bill Posey. Crist does whack Rubio for $800k for field renovations where Rubio played flag football. True, the item was inserted by other lawmakers (Rep. Mitch Needleman and Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla). But, as we know, lawmakers sometimes sponsor items for other items as a courtesy, which looks like the case with Needleman, whose district is a few hundred miles away from Rubio's. But Needleman, who has sponsored similar measures before, said Rubio had nothing to do with it.