Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was supposed to have the Republican nomination for his state’s open Senate seat locked up by now. Indeed, he was supposed to be waltzing into the seat itself. Instead, he finds himself trailing behind former State House Speaker Marco Rubio, who is running as a conservative alternative. So Crist is getting creative.
The governor was interviewed by Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Monday night. He used the opportunity to attack his opponent over recent revelations that Rubio had been using a Republican Party of Florida credit card for personal expenses, including a haircut. And he took it to a whole new level:
CRIST: 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.
VAN SUSTEREN: Wait a second, stop. A back wax? Wait a second.
CRIST: I don’t know what it was, you know?
VAN SUSTEREN: I know, but was there a suggestion it was for a back wax or are you being flip?
CRIST: I don’t know what it was. Initially we were told it was a haircut. And then he said it wasn’t a haircut. Then he had the gall to go on Neil Cavuto’s show and said it was his money. It was a credit card from the Republican Party. It was party donors’ money.
The detachment from reality is stunning to me. And to try to say that you’re a fiscal conservative, yet you spend $130 for maybe a haircut and maybe other things, I don’t know what you do at a salon we you are a guy.
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.
Crist and his staff are apparently pretty pleased with this line of attack. Tuesday morning, the governor’s campaign sent reporters an e-mail blast that featured a partial transcript of the interview.
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.