The Florida Republican Party has placed a portrait of Charlie Crist painted in oil and originally commissioned by the FL GOP on eBay
. The accompanying text about a politician who would sell his soul--to say nothing of the fortunes of Florida Republicans--for personal power and glory is . . . priceless.
Unlike the picture of Dorian Gray, I hope this picture never ages. The RNC should purchase it and put it in a place of national prominence in order to remind itself and its constituent members of what can happen when Republicans make the mistake of elevating men of low-minded ambition and insufficient self-reflection. It is one thing to throw caution to the wind and pursue your ill-conceived self-interest to the point of personal self-destruction . . . but to do it upon the backs, the donations and political fortunes of your fellow citizens and former supporters is beyond the ordinary sort of Faustian bargain.