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Charlie Crist gets new gig in St. Joe development co. blood bath

The state's largest private landholder, St. Joe Co. has let go some of its top honchos at the urging of its largest shareholder, the Fairholme Fund (FAIRX), a series of Fairholme Funds, Inc.

"Recognizing the desire of St. Joe shareholders for the Company to pursue a different course, Michael L. Ainslie, John S. Lord and Walter L. Revell have also agreed to resign from the St. Joe Board of Directors later this week," a press release, dated today, said.

"St. Joe will add four new directors previously proposed by Fairholme. The St. Joe Board of Directors will consist of Bruce R. Berkowitz, Governor Charles J. Crist, Charles M. Fernandez, Howard S. Frank, Hugh M. Durden, Thomas A. Fanning, and Delores M. Kesler. St. Joe also expects to engage an executive search firm to assist in identifying at least one additional independent director."

Whoa. What?

The 44th governor doesn't even merit higher play in a press release titled "The St. Joe Company Announces New Board of Directors." Here's his bio:

Governor Charles J. Crist is the 44th Governor of the State of Florida and served as Governor from 2007 to 2011. Governor Crist previously served as Attorney General of Florida from 2003 to 2007 and Education Commissioner of Florida from 2001 to 2003. Governor Crist also served as a Senator in the Florida Senate. Governor Crist, a member of the Florida Counsel of 100, is currently an attorney with the law firm of Morgan & Morgan and a Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law.

Press release