The Republican outcry over Charlie Crist’s endorsement of Barack Obama began overnight with a furious statement from Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry, who blasted Crist as a selfish politician looking after his own interests — in spite of an approaching hurricane, no less! Curry:

Today we have seen a repugnant display from a self-centered, career politician. While the people of Florida, and thousands of visitors who’ve traveled here, are facing an emergency, Charlie Crist has demonstrated, yet again, that his political ambition will always come first.Beyond the appalling timing of this move, Crist now professes his support for Barack Obama despite spending his entire political career bashing the political agenda that Obama advances. Crist in 2010 said ‘I don’t agree with the guy on hardly anything he does.’

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