Did you know why no major hurricanes have struck Florida since 2005?
Because Gov. Charlie Crist asked God to keep them away from Florida, maybe move them into the Gulf toward Mexico or something.
Crist, a Methodist, is playing the interdenominational card by placing handwritten notes to the Almighty in Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Crist told some real-estate agents about the coincidence divine intervention, according to the St. Petersburg Times:
Crist noted that just before his election in 2006, Florida had been affected by a total of eight hurricanes in 2004 and 2005.
"Do you know the last time it was we had a hurricane in Florida? It's been awhile. In 2007, I took my first trade mission. Do you know where I went?" asked Crist.
He then told of going to the Western Wall and inserting a note with a prayer. He said it read, "Dear God, please protect our Florida from storms and other difficulties. Charlie."
Last year, Sen. Nan Rich was traveling to Israel and Crist asked her to put a note in the Western Wall, a holy site in Judaism and a place where written prayers are traditionally placed.
"It was the same note, by the way, the same prayer," Crist said.
This past May a friend was going to Israel and he gave him a prayer to put in the Western Wall. Afterward, he said he's not taking credit for the lack of storms in this hurricane-prone state. "I give that to God," Crist said. "But it's nice."
Hmmm. If anybody's heading over the Holy Land, I have this note I'd like you to deliver.