Florida Republican Legislature: Make Charlie Crist PAY for Calling A Special Session There is absolutely no merit in Charlie Crists calling a special session of the Florida Legislature in order to place a constitutional amendment to the Florida Constitution banning Offshore Oil Drilling. It is already illegal under Florida Statute and hence this session is a waste of time. There is plenty of time to discuss this issue AFTER the problem is solved. The only reason Charlie is calling this session is his hope voters more inclined to him will turn up on election day if this issue is on the ballot. Here is what the legislature should do when called into Special Session: Investigate the abominable performance of both the executive departments of the U.S. Government and the State of Florida. First on their list of witnesses should be the County Commissioners of Okaloosa County who defied Obama and Crist and began to seal up Choctawhatchee Bay before the oil arrived. Quite simply, neither Obama or Charlie could make up their minds what to do and our local officials took the Bull by the Horns and did something. It was their finest hour and in Okaloosa County, Republicans, Democrats and Independents applauded them. _______________________ Agreed. This was a waste of time ($55,000 to Florida Taxpayers) in a worsening economy. Crist is showing what a partisan buffoon he is in his bid for the U.S. Senate Seat. I don't think this really won him any votes. He's no different than Obama, and seems to embrace Obama's policies...even more now that he has declared himself an independent. And odd that he's been talking to Democrats in DC too. Sorry Charlie.