Are You There, God? It’s Me, Charlie

August 21, 2009 11:25 a.m.

Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) is really taking his appeals to the state’s religious right to a new level, in his campaign for Senate.

Town Hall reports that Crist was speaking to a group of real estate agents, and credited prayer notes in the Western Wall in Jerusalem with preventing his state from being hit by hurricanes during his time as governor.

Crist told of how he visited the Wall in 2007, and placed a note saying: “Dear God, please protect our Florida from storms and other difficulties. Charlie.”

“Time goes on — May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December — no hurricanes,” Crist said. “Thank God.”Crist has also had other people place notes in the Wall in 2008 and 2009.

Crist made it clear that’s he’s not personally taking credit for Florida having been spared from hurricanes. “I give that to God,” Crist said. “But it’s nice.”

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