Who? American politician, Republican governor of Florida (2007-2011).
Real? Unsure if the tape existed; not really a “sex” tape anyway.
On May 27, 2008, blogger Ron Gunzburger at Politics1 wrote about a Charlie Crist sex tape rumor apparently being spread by Crist’s own political ally.
How interested is Florida Governor Charlie Crist in being John McCain’s VP runningmate? So much so that veteran GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone — who coordinated a few dirty stunts in support of Crist during the 2006 gubernatorial campaign — is quietly peddling a so-called “Charlie Crist sex tape.” That’s what Stone called it during a telephone conversation. And no, it is not a tape of Crist having sex with a guy. In fact, it isn’t even X-rated. The video was seemingly staged to kill the rumors that Crist is gay. Stone claims the tape — which he discussed recently with Politics1, but didn’t show to us (“I’m saving it for the national shows”) — “shows Charlie fooling around in a hotel elevator with his girlfriend … They’re making out.” Adds Stone: “It was captured on a security camera in the elevator” last month. And Stone just conveniently happens to have a copy of the hotel’s elevator surveillance tape, just when Crist’s name is in play for the VP spot. Hmm. As for Crist’s purported girlfriend — presuming it is the same one he took as his date to the White House Correspondents Dinner in DC a few weeks ago — she’s still married (and not to Crist). Disclaimer: Always be skeptical of anything from Stone.
A zillion political blogs picked up the story, most mocking the political calculation behind the rumor. Not surprisingly, Roger Stone never produced the elevator surveillance camera video.
Even the rumored Charlie Crist sex tape wasn’t really a “sex tape”, just a fully clothed kissing & groping tape.
And Crist didn’t get the VP nomination; that went to Sarah Palin.