Charlie Crist, who switched from Republican to Independent when Marco Rubio was trouncing him in the polls, said at an editorial board meeting that being down 20 points to Rubio had nothing to do with his change of Party (or long-held positions, apparently).

Next we’ll hear that GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski always wanted to run as a write-in anyway and former GOP Senator Arlen Specter was really always a Democrat who was going to switch parties anyway in order to face — and ultimately lose — a Democratic primary.