Anatomy of a Post

We get material for posts from a wide variety of sources. Sometimes, my posts come from information I get on Facebook. When this photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist on the beach came over the Facebook transom, I thought: I gotta think of a reason to post this picture:
On Facebook, the photo came with the implication that it was taken while Crist was scoping out the current oil spill. But I realized after a moment’s enthusiasm that it could have been taken at any time, and might be a relic of a happier era. So I searched Yahoo News to verify that it is a recent picture, taken during the oil spill crisis. Unfortunately, the photo wasn’t there. So I tried to match Crist’s clothing to what he was wearing in spill-related pictures. I noted that the shirt seemed to be the same as the one Crist was wearing in this more serious photo:
But then I realized that the shirt is the same, but the pants are different. Despairing, I gave up and wrote about something else. What happened next? The estimable Glenn Reynolds couldn’t resist posting that very photo. Maybe he got it via Facebook too; his motivation, no doubt, was similar to mine. But he carefully posted the pic without any implication that it was taken in connection with the current oil spill. He added a line from a reader, who wrote that “Someone should let the Governor know that it’s not baby oil he should be looking for.”
Clever. In any event, if Glenn can’t resist, neither can I. All I can add is, if that didn’t turn Crist’s head, he’s hopeless. Nevertheless, we are still supporting Marco Rubio, enthusiastically.
UPDATE: The word from readers is that the photo was indeed taken in connection with the oil spill, on Monday. He was touring a Miami beach with reporters to demonstrate that the beach was oil-free. Or petroleum-free, anyway.

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