Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents even escort Crist to personal events, which means Florida taxpayers are on the hook for security when Crist is at private homes raising money for his U.S. Senate campaign. (Previous governors had the same level of security.) Which raises a question: Because Crist is careful to avoid using state aircraft to get to personal and political events, should Crist's campaign repay the state for security at nonofficial events? No, he says.
He's right. The baddies don't clock out as soon as Crist does. If the taxpayers are going to pay for his security at any time, they should pay for it all the time he's in office.