Crist: Rubio Will Wax Your Back If You Wax His

Gov. Charlie Crist goes on TV and accuses Marco Rubio of getting his back waxed

By Todd Wright
|  Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM EDT
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Crist: Rubio Will Wax Your Back If You Wax His

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Rear View of a man With a Hairy Back

It's one thing to attack a man's credit card expenses, but it's completely another to down his personal grooming preferences.

Gov. Charlie Crist violated Man Rule No. 927 that you never, under any circumstances, go on national television and reveal another man gets his back waxed. That's just a low blow.

But that's what it has come to for Crist, who is trailing Miami's metrosexual candidate Marco Rubio in the race for the U.S. Senate by a wide margin.

On Fox News,' "On the Record" Crist went on the record about Rubio's infamous $134 trip to a Miami barber shop. What followed was a shameful attack on another man's back hairs.

"Because he's trying to pawn himself off as a fiscal conservative. And yet just in reason weeks, two weeks ago it has come out in news accounts he had a Republican Party of Florida credit card that he charged $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax -- we are not sure what all he got at that place," Crist told host Greta Van Susteren.

True, Rubio did charge $14,000 in personal expenses on his Republican Party issued creduit card, but did Crist really have to go there?

Even Van Susteren was shocked at the revelation.

"Wait a second, stop. A back wax? Wait a second," she said. "...was there a suggestion it was for a back wax or are you being flip?"

Crist didn't back down. He had already headed down the path of no return, kind of like when he got sucked into the vortex that was a handshake-turned-man hug by President Barack Obama. He had to complete the dis.

At least he didn't go "40-year-old Virgin" and accuse Rubio of getting his chest waxed, too.

"I don't know what it was. Initially we were told it was a haircut. And then he said it wasn't a haircut," Crist said. "I get my haircut for $11 from a guy named Carl the Barber in St. Petersburg, Florida where I grew up. And to me that's real fiscal conservatism."

"And so what I mean by perpetrating a fraud on people is by saying one thing and actually doing another. That's not right. That's not being honest and straightforward with the voters."

Rubio's campaign has yet to respond to the back-waxing allegations, but we imagine the oncoming rebuttal might include something about spray tans and hair coloring.

Stay tuned for this metrosexual war or words. The back hair may really start to fly soon.

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