Friday, August 25, 2006



As I believe I've stated earlier, doing posts on Katherine Harris borders on the pointless. She's fast becoming irrelevant in the grand scheme of national politics. But the Orlando Sentinel has some fun quotes from her that I suppose bear mention. Here are just a few nuggets.

Harris on non-Christians:

"If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin[.]"
Eh, she's probably just pissed that the national GOP is giving more support to Joe Lieberman than they are to her.

Harris on the separation of church and state:

Separating religion and politics is "so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers," Harris said. "And if we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women," then "we're going to have a nation of secular laws. That's not what our founding fathers intended and that's (sic) certainly isn't what God intended."
Um, if God is choosing our "rulers" then why does it matter who we vote for? Oh Katherine, please teach me more about what the Founding Fathers intended.
On stem cell research:

I am adamantly opposed to embryonic stem cell research and voted as such. I am the only candidate in the primary or general who has voted against embryonic stem cell research and has voted for cord blood research and adult stem cell research. We have had enormous successes with nasal cells, other things in terms of adult stem cell research as well as cord blood. There are no successes for embryonic. That is why the private sector is not involved and there is no justification for taking a live embryo and destroying it.
I am no scientist, but I seem to recall reading somewhere that basically everything Harris has said here is just flat out wrong or at least grossly misleading. I'll give a cookie to the first commenter to give me a link.
Honestly, I just can't get amped up for Harris anymore. It's beyond the "shooting fish in a barrel" thing. It's more like shooting DEAD fish in a barrel. I'm not even sure if this merits consideration for her re-entry into the TOP TEN. She's flailing around desperately trying to grab onto anything in an effort to regain some relevance in a political landscape that has passed her by. Today, it's about embracing her inner baby Jesus. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
Oh, one other thing on Harris, which I think is freaking funny. The Urban Dictionary, an online resource for only the hippest words and phrases recently added the term "Katherine Harris crazy" to its lexicon. Here's how they define Katherine Harris crazy:

Noun. As insanely optimistic as Congresswoman Katherine Harris. Usually characterized by an overly optimistic estimation of someone's chances of achieving success.
Ex: Did you hear Jim just bought 500 dollars in lottery tickets? That boy is Katherine Harris crazy if he thinks he's going to hit the jackpot.

Huh, maybe she's not totally irrelevant just yet.


Anonymous said...

I think jews do not count in this. I read recently that the rapture right have accorded jews a special status as the 'big brothers' of xtianity. With their own specil brand of salvtion and a seperate heaven.

So born againers can vote for jews with a clear conceinse... so long as they aren't dems

microdot said...

I hope Kathryn Harris doesn't cut and run! She has to stay the course and sail away on her congressional election voyage of doom! Every time she opens her mouth in front of a camera, she makes all Republicans look a little more like what ever it is she has runs in the family!
Run, Kathryn, Run...spend every last cent of your damned fortune. RUN, KATHRYN, RUN!!!!!!