Crist also recalls the 2008 presidential campaign, his friendship with Republican John McCain and Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.
Crist writes that he and aides spent three days filling out a detailed questionnaire before McCain officials arranged an official meeting. The group, led by McCain confidant A.B. Culvahouse, met Crist at his parents' house on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. "We set up in the living room and stayed there all day," Crist writes, saying questions included how far he would go to get Osama bin Laden and if Crist believed in torture.
"Anything legal," and "No," Crist answered. Weeks went by before Crist was told he wouldn't be McCain's running mate, he writes. McCain made the call to Crist personally, about 45 minutes before the world knew Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be the choice.
Crist describes Palin as "different."
"She was definitely different from anyone I'd ever campaigned with. … She gave the speeches she was asked to. She spoke with Sean Hannity of Fox News and Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The View. … But other than that, she talked to almost no one," Crist writes.
"She was campaigning in a vital swing state, and still never asked me: 'What's going on in Florida? What are the local issues here? What are people thinking about?' Even if she didn't care, why not make idle conversation?"
Well that is pretty easy to answer, she did not care.
Unless information about Florida had directly affected her, Sarah Palin simply could not be bothered to ask about the state. The woman is simply not known to be curious about anything. Ever.
As for Palin talking to "almost no one" that may have been a directive from the McCain campaign to not allow others to see just how ignorant she was, or simply a feature of her lack of intellectual curiosity and arrogance.